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Light Weight Towels: A Must Have In A Backpacking Checklist

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Light Weight Towels:
A Must Have In A Backpacking Checklist
If you are going for a backpacking tour, the first thing you need to consider is that the luggage to be carried should be light. At the same time, you should not be compromising on the essential things that you need to carry. As you will have a single pack on your back, you will want to carry as many things as possible in the limited amount of space available. So, while preparing your backpacking checklist, make sure that you choose the items that are lightweight but serve the same purpose as their heavier counterparts.
While packing your backpack, you will find that one of the items that consumes a lot of space is a towel. However, you can easily avoid carrying bulky towels by switching to LightLoad ones. Whether it is a beach towel or a hand towel, there are lightload towels available that are extremely small in size and can be converted into full size towels when they have to be used. These towels are not only light in weight but also save a lot of space in your suitcase, RV or backpack. You can keep them in your pockets and still have space for your money and keys.
This feature makes them an essential travel accessory for outdoor camping. These towels can also be used as wind scarves, fire starters, bug repellants, insulators, sun blocks, masks and strainers. To deal with emergency situations, people can also include them in their toilet kits, first aid kits, cars, boats, hunting gear, camping equipment or hiking gear. Since you will not need to buy a separate first aid cloth, wind scarf or fire starter when you use a LightLoad Towels, you also end up saving a lot of money, space and weight.
LightLoad Towels are an indispensable part of a backpacking checklist because of their numerous advantages. Some of the major advantages that these towels have over regular cotton towels are:
LightLoad Towels are more absorbent when compared to cotton towels.
• These are the only full size beach towels that can fit easily into a person’s pocket.
• These towels can be used to serve more purposes than a traditional cotton towel.
• They are very easy to store and consume lesser space than cotton towels.
• They can sometimes be bigger than cotton towels.
Because these towels are extremely cost effective and cheap, they can easily be used and thrown away if you do not want to carry the extra burden of a towel once it has been soiled. If you do not want to waste them, you can wash them and reuse them for a number of times. At the end of the trip, you can discard them off so that you do not need to carry back the burden.
You also do not need to worry about drying LightLoad Towels because after washing, they dry up very easily and quickly. It is a product which is biodegradable and does break down in the environment rapidly. The towel can also be burned or composted in a compost heap thus you do not need to worry about any after effects, once it is thrown off. All these reasons make light load towels one of the most favorable options that need to be ticked off as you prepare your backpacking checklist.
for more info please contact www.ultralighttowels.com

Pocket-Size lightload Beach Towels Pack a Big Punch

The only beach towels that fit in a pocket
The only beach towels that fit in a pocket

March 27, 2009
Comander Lou Schwartz of Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron reviewed the Lightload Towels for the March/April 2009 issue of Ensign Magazine, a boating Magazine, and gave them an overwhelming thumbs up.

During a recent stay on his cruiser Comander Schwartz used the lightload Towels instead of a normal bath towel and “they worked great. The towels are extremely
absorbent and machine washable.”

Cdr Schwartz goes on to say, ” the thought that I could have carried towels in my pocket during my recent climb of Mount Kilimanjaro simply astonishes me. I recommend using these towels not only for boating but also camping, hiking vacation travel and even in your survival kit. The brightly colored towels are perfect for signaling for help, and they make a great wind or winter scarf.”

Cdr. Schwartz is an avid boater for 35 years. He cruises on North Carolina’s Lake Norman and the Intracoastal waterway.

Anti Gravity Gear Sells Lightload Towels

Anti Gravity Gear now Sells Lightload Towels the only towels that are survival tools. .The online retailer “provides high quality low cost ultralight backpacking gear such as TarpTents Tarps, Ponchos, Trail Designs Caldera Cones, Pepsi can alcohol stoves, pot cozys, ultralight backpacks, survival bandanas & mapdanas, headlamps and cooking pots. “Their “vision is to provide the best camping gear available and support organizations that develop and maintain the trails and wilderness we all enjoy. ”

Buy Lightload Towels at Get Outdoors With Anitra

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Lightload Towels are now available through Get outdoors With Anitra http://www.anitrakass.com. The great blog site offers articles and advice on wildflowers, backpacking, books and gear.

Anitra the brainchild behind the site is a long distance triple crown hiker. She hiked the three major long distance hiking trails the Continental Divide, Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest. She is one of the few people in the world to have done that.

Lightload Towels is the only towel that is a survival tool. Use it as insulation in cold weather, a fire starter, first aid supplement and much more. It packs down to the size of a silver dollar and can be stored in it’s package for an entire 2000 plus mile hike. It’s great as a Pacific Crest Trail addition to gear, Appalachian Trail lite backpacking supply or Continental Divide hiking accessory. It works for short section hikes too.

Ultralight Designs.com sells Lightload Towels

as ultralight as they get
as ultralight as they get
Ultralight Designs an Ultralight backpacking site with all the equipment, tips and techniques for lightweight and ultralight backpackers sells the lightload Towels. Lightload Towels are as light and compact as you can get with a towel. Weighing in at .6 oz these reusable towels can be used so many ways. One favorite is to wear around the neck or hands to keep warm in cold conditions. The wicking power is superb and does insulate the user.

Ultralight Designs also has stoves, food, shelter, sleeping, packing and emergency gear.
please contact bob the manager at bob@ultralightdesigns.com or go to the site

Abandoning Ship? lightload Towels May Save the Day

You hope abandoning ship never happens. If it ever does you need to be prepared and having the right emergency gear in your flee bag can mean the difference between life and death. Items like line and hooks, inflatable vests, food, flares and lights are always good but also now experts are saying the lightload Towels are abandon ship bag worthy.

Mike lovett in the From the Experts section of Sailing World Magazine January 2009 issue says “you might be thankful for adding the Lightload Towels to your ditch bag.” He goes on to say “it fits easily in a ditch bag where you might call upon it to serve as insulation, as a bandage, or, thanks to the checkered graphics pattern, as a make shift chess board.”
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The article is http://www.sailingworld.com/sailing-gear/clothing-and-accessories/lightloadt-towel-by-dyna..

They are available on line at www.ultralighttowels.com and are discounted by 50% if you buy 12 or more.

Columbus Dispatch ’08 Holiday Travel List Includes Lightload Towels

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/travel/stories/2008/12/21/HITLIST21.ART_ART_12-21-08_F1_H8C8C54.html?sid=101

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