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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Definitely out of date in a few areas, but still a really good primer.

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Dec 09, Shane rated it it was ok Shelves: Dec 30, Philip rated it really liked it. For each category, the pros and cons of each gear selection were considered. Between this and the backpackinglight. This book is good for those who want to quickly understand the basics of backpacking gear options before digging deeper. Want to Read saving…. Feb 20, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 22, Thomas rated it really liked it.

Anders Porsbo rated it really liked it Sep 07, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aj rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Thank you harttj for the suggestion! Jun 22, Peter rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A step-by-step approach to lightening up is better than a all-in-one-go approach 4.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. How to attach a sleeping pad or put it n the backpack 7. I really enjoy the drawings that accompany this book’s useful and fun tips for lighter weight backpacking. This book is the shortest, and hits all of the major points. Nov 04, Lacy rated it really liked it. Feb 06, Shayne rated it liked it Shelves: I bought this thinking I might pickup a few ideas for lightening up my pack This book was an easy read and a good primer for the various gear options when going on an overnight backpacking trip.

Ultimately, each hiker will need to develop their own ge This book was an easy read and a good primer for the various gear options when going on an overnight backpacking trip. This book is practical. Lists with This Book. Books by Don Ladigin.

While other, more thorough guides are available, this small book gave a handy overview of the various options available. Excellent overview of how to lighten your backpacking lsdigin. A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking Its g of knowledge, and helps you understanding what are the principles of lightweight backpacking, how to lighten up your big three, gives insights on clothing and the small stuff we carry around, and gives tips on walking on the trail and off-trail.

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This is concentrated stuff. The illustrations u; humorous and the book touches on important points regarding lightweight backpacking take clothing layers that can all be worn at once for flexibility in different temperatures; maintaining safe temperatures while reducing weight; reduce unused gear, etc but doesn’t get into any details lightne the things that backpackers looking to oadigin lightweight gear have to worry about: Recommended for beginning backpackers and traditional hikers who want to go lighter.

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What’s base weight, pack weight and skin-out weight 2. Ultimately, each hiker will need to develop their own gear list and preferences. This 90 minute read just isn’t detailed enough for anyone seriously interested in the subject and the information is just covered in more detail elsewhere. Wow, I didn’t realize how seriously some backpackers take their pack weight. The illustrations are humorous and the book touches on important points regarding lightweight backpacking take clothing layers that can all be worn at once for flexibility in different temperatures; maintaining safe temperatures while reducing weight; reduce unused gear, etc but doesn’t get into any details about the things that backpackers looking to get lightweight gear have to This might have been fine as a dno book about lightweight backpacking, but it’s just far too simple and shallow.

It is easy to read and with many great illustrations. Informative, concise, and easy to read.

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Aug 10, James Davis rated it really liked it Shelves: Many useful ideas Focused book helpful in planning a more enjoyable hike. Arnold rated it really liked it Feb 14, Included humorous helpful illustrations. Preview — Lighten Up!