There are some who hike or backpack with a very minimalist approach. Every ounce counts. Instead of carrying a tent, they bring a tarp, maybe a sleeping bag or just a hammock. I give them a lot of credit, although it’s not for me. My current pack weight is about 20 pounds without food or clothes. More on that another time.
I came across a blog today that talks about minimalist living. At first, it sounded very extreme. Then, as I read more and thought about it, I actually live that way to some degree. It really depends on the person and how minimalist they want to live their lives.
I suggest everyone check it out for a new perspective. We can all learn something from this and probably benefit from it too.