Super Ultra Light Philosophy
SUL = Simplicity
Do we live in a world of too many choices? Would you
like to lower your stress and Simplify life? Most of
us would. Wilderness travel is no different.
Selecting a minimal number SUL multiple-use gear, and
only what we really really need, creates opportunity
to transcend daily life and discover more. Freeing our
body of heavy gear helps free our mind. It's not
about suffering or denial. It's about purity of form.
Blending art and knowledge on the trail defines what
SUL = Self Reliance
Self Reliance builds us mentally and spiritually and
prepares us to achieve our goals. Super Ultra Light
philosophy functions similarly. We choose to develop
our skills and knowledge instead of over reliance on
too heavy equipment or too much others. Confidence
and self esteem gained from these experiences carry
over into our everyday life and enrich us as
individuals and hopefully our communities.
SUL = Adventure
Adventure Is All About Fun. If there is a certainty of
outcome, of guaranteed 24/7 comfort, of not pushing
our limits; then where is the Adventure? Traveling
longer trail distances efficiently and via
ecologically sound principals creates a challenge.
SUL = MLD
Everyone perceives and experiences things differently.
Thank God. SUL is not the best choice for everyone and
is certainly not the only way to pursue enjoyable
backpacking. Everyone must make their own choices
based on individual goals. AT MLD, our goal is to
offer gear to those who have chosen to challenge them
selves in the minimalist way of Super Ultra Light.