This is a term commonly used by hikers to explain items they always carry.
Your base weight is the weight of your backpack plus all the gear that's inside it - not counting consumables like food, water and fuel.
It’s important to have a reasonable base weight. The less weight you carry, the less stress you are putting your body through. If you are someone susceptible to back problems and knee pain, a lower base weight can help reduce stress on these parts of your body.
Why are we talking about hiking…?
Because building a sustainable business is a lot like climbing a mountain.
Because we can’t imagine the base weight of the 21 graduates that recently finished our training program in Chongwe, Zambia.