Have you ever questioned how a few ounces here and there could really make a difference when hiking or skinning? Well, wonder no longer. It’s huge. With less weight, you can travel farther with less effort. So, where can you lose weight in your gear? Start with your feet.
There is a commonly accepted theory that one pound of weight on your feet equals five pounds on your back. For skiers, that means boots, skis, bindings, and skins. If you have touring boots, bring them. For spring camping trips, consider your smaller pair of skis. Also, look into lightweight offerings from companies such as Dynafit and Black Diamond.
Winter camping requires a lot of energy. Save some of it by bringing gear that allows your body to work more efficiently.