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Backpacking Guide for Petites

By on May 30, 2017

Petite Backpacking Guide
The Golden Rule of backpacking is to keep your pack weight under 1/3 of your body weight.  However, that’s actually higher than most backpackers would consider to be comfortable.  Even following that “rule” for someone around 100 lbs, that’s less than 33 lbs which may be difficult…

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9 Petite Struggles vs Empowerment

By on May 17, 2017

Being Petite Sometimes Sucks
Vertically challenged they call us.  Fun sized, small fry, half-pint…hilarious, right?  Yes, I am short and small and I have been that way my whole life.  I’m not sure how many times I’ve told people my age and they’re astounded!  No I am not 12 and yes…

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Best Backpacking Gear 2017 (and Petite Counterparts)

By on May 5, 2017

Gear Selection Process
Backpacker magazine releases an annual list of their favorite products after putting them through some tough real-life testing.  They first take various items on an assortment of adventures such as hiking, paddling, and climbing.  The gear is tested through a wide array of climates and terrains.  After eliminating most…

RACHEL M
New York, NY

I am Rachel, an early 30's Midwestern girl residing in NYC with my husband and dog. I have learned to appreciate the city but am also a huge adventure girl. Follow along with my outdoor adventures as well as my city adventures and fitness journey. I'm an advocate of empowering other petite women not to be limited by our size!

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