Please welcome Don Meredith to our Trail Ambassador team. Don lives in South Carolina and has been exploring the benefits of combining UL backpacking gear and concepts to bikepacking and kayak camping. He grew up in the woods and family vacations were always camping trips in the Appalachian foothills. He discovered lightweight backpacking the same way most of us did. After a few painful trips with bruised hips and tired shoulders resulting from a 7 pound pack and 40 pounds of gear it was clear that there must be a better way. Since then, his current base weight is in the 7 pound range and is constantly being refined. He is also a blogger and you can find out what he has to say at lightpack.blogspot.com.