Traveling Light and Sleeping Rough


Rolf Potts at Vagabonding took a look early this month at the ultralight backpacking craze. And the truth is that you can get by these days with very little weight.Ultralighters have refined their gear until a tent can weight 2 pounds, a backpack 4lbs, and a stove only 12 ounces. The true gearheads quibble over remaining ounces and keep their outfit as streamlined as possible.At 48 (and a little out of shape), sleeping on the ground doesn't appeal to me the way it used to. But if I had my time in ………