Welcome to LytW8.com, a website dedicated to the pursuit of lightweight backpacking. My name is Jamie Shortt and my intent is to build a site with information to aid backpackers in reducing the weight they carry greatly adding to one's outdoor experience. Hike further, hike easier, hike softer, and hike safer....this is LytW8 hiking.
LytW8 is honored as winner of BPL 24 Hour Gear List Competition. See all the entries here....
When you hike remember to LytW8.
11/27/13 - Added instructions for LytW8 Down Pullover to "my gear"
11/17/13 Updated journey for Roan trip
11/17/13 - Changed "links" page to "skills". I will be updating with info on "skilling-up" to reduce weight.
11/17/13 - Added new LytW8 Down Max Pullover to "my gear"
08/17/2013 - Updated journeys to include recent trips and added 7 gear lists! to first trips
11/05/2011 - Added Roan Mountain to Journeys - Includes my new 4.0 lb 3 season gear list
10/06/2011 - Added instructions for making a cuben tarp under my gear
07/30/2011 - Updated Journey's section adding links to several trip reports
06/06/2011 - Added new pics of new 5.1 oz down pullover jacket from M50 nylon and 900 fp down
05/21/2011 - Added new simple bivy design - Go to "my gear"
04/15/2011 - Added new trip to Journeys sectionand link to TrailLite Designs bandoleer pack report
02/01/2011 - Added instructions for making your own Summer Quilt - LytW8 Summer Quilt Instruction.pdf
01/16/2011 - Added pics of new 10.8 oz summer quilt!
12/08/2010 - Added LytW8 Bivy pics and details to gear page
10/09/2010 - Added "Cheap - $350" Gear List
8/15/2010 - Numerous add over past months including new tarp & REI Ultra Light Gear List
4/10/2010 - Added "how to pack LytW8 gear" to gear list section
4/09/2010 - Added details and numbers to visual gear list
4/02/2010 - Finally finished my new pack, added shot of it under "my gear"
4/02/2010 - Added pics to gear list page
2/27/2010 - updated journeys section to include distance, baseweight, and weather
2/24/2010 - SUL gear list added
2/21/2010 - New sections added: gear lists, my gear, and links
2/20/2010 - LytW8.com website is launched.