A place to chat about gear and the philosphy of ultralight. Ultralight bushwalking or backpacking focuses on carrying the lightest and simplest kit. There is still a good focus on safety and skill.
Ultralight Bushwalking/backpacking is about more than just gear lists. Ultralight walkers carefully consider gear based on the environment they are entering, the weather forecast, their own skill, other people in the group. Gear and systems are tested and tweaked.
If you are new to this area then welcome - Please remember that although the same ultralight philosophy can be used in all environments that the specific gear and skill required will vary greatly. It is very dangerous to assume that you can just copy someone else's gear list, but you are encouraged to ask questions, learn and start reducing the pack weight and enjoying the freedom that comes.
Base pack backpacking the mass of the backpack and the gear inside - not including consumables such as food, water and fuel
light backpacking base weight less than 9.1kg
ultralight backpacking base weight less than 4.5kg
super-ultralight backpacking base weight less than 2.3kg
extreme-ultralight backpacking base weight less than 1.4kg
Thu 16 Aug, 2018 5:24 pm
Had to post this for a bit off a laugh.
I read about this in a hiker’s blog somewhere... Aliexpress mini cheese grater. It’s between 10 and 11 grams (my scale was wavering between the two).
It may go with me for grating Parmesan into my angel hair pasta, and for amusement value of fellow hikers.
Will test it out tonight.
Thu 16 Aug, 2018 5:42 pm
I've got a couple of these and another type too. Works fine for me.
Thu 16 Aug, 2018 6:02 pm
UL .. grate it before you go (or buy it already grated and save some skin). Saves 10 g by not taking it.
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 11:12 am
you could drill some holes in the handle to... shave some weight.
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 1:16 pm
We use them on beetroot, cheese, carrot, the fresh veg is .. great a few days in & pre-grated cheese sticks together, the bought stuff has a non-sticky agent.
I was shocked to find our little flat GSI graters are 40 g's.. it appears this square one is indeed the lesser grater.
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 2:16 pm
I reckon youd save more weight by leaving the scales at home, personally.
Fri 17 Aug, 2018 9:43 pm
Real bushwalkers grate their cheese with the tips of their tent pegs.
Sun 19 Aug, 2018 8:20 am
In the UL world , the smaller grater is the greater grater.
Tue 23 Apr, 2019 11:35 am
Pull your bottom lip back and just use your teeth. Worn weight?
Tue 23 Apr, 2019 4:42 pm
Good for dealing with garlic cloves too.
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