I get the strange feeling that the UL and SUL community is into pack shaming. But why? Or really? Trying to discover these secret motives can be a challenge. I struggle not because I want to spend stupid amounts of money but because I want a little more technical hike and I’m willing to take on some discomfort to get there. (see rule of 3s and 5-Cs of survival).
I like tarp camping but I have yet to do it in the rain. I’ve watched some ideal tarp configurations but then there was the poncho-tarp flying diamond hung on a bush rather than a tree or a pole. It was awesome. But I hate the bugs no matter what Hadfield says about spiderwebs.