I had to figure out how to backpack lighter or call it quits. Last summer I had some heart troubles and ended up with a pacemaker. Let me tell you, there's nothing like something sitting under your skin directly beneath your shoulder strap to make you re-evaluate all those 60-80 lbs loads!
I was doing all kinds of research and was about to make a tarp tent/ground cloth combo when I stumbled across Shug's videos and saw the light. Now I'm hanging in my homemade hammock and enjoying the lightweight life.
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive" - Elbert Hubbard