Since The art of packing light has strayed so far from the light (har har), I figured I’d start a thread for those of us who will abandon all common sense and comfort to shave pounds off our gear. Please check your coolers and camp chairs at the door. This isn’t “Look at me I’m down to a single 85L duffle bag!” It’s “I think I could still hold what’s left of my toothbrush if I drilled another hole right here…” We're talking striving for a total weight of camping gear + tools + luggage of <= 25 pounds (not counting carried water). Staying in motels isn't ultralight you dorks, this is about being self-sufficient in remote areas. I’ll start: my biggest weight savings has been giving up cooking on the trail completely. I hit grocery stores when available for hard to find stuff like dried fruit and fresh veggies, but otherwise it’s trail mix and beef jerky from gas stations. I don’t carry a water filter. I carry a couple of Potable Aqua tablets for emergencies, but I do enough miles every day to gas up twice and just refill my water out of the soda fountain. Hygiene: small container of floss, travel toothpaste, travel toothbrush, travel deodorant, hand sanitizer for hands and foot funk, 2 shower wipes per day. If I’m doing hotels, I skip the shower wipes and hand sanitizer. No chair. Lean on the front wheel. If it’s muddy, I throw down my tent footprint. Usually I don’t really hang out long at camp though. My favorite part of riding is riding. I travel solo a lot so I ride until I’m tired, sleep, and pack up and go. I’m considering ditching my camp shoes, even though they’re pretty light weight. They take up space and I wear them for less than an hour a day. In the desert, ultralight footwear doesn’t really work, and I’m not 100% sold on putting on my MX boots to pee in the middle of the night, but I’m slowly convincing myself… What are your tips and what have you been willing to do without?