Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips For Extremely Lightweight Camping Paperback – May 3 2011
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From the Back Cover
Walking into the wilderness with a pack on your back is an empowering experience―all the more so when that pack on your back isn't weighing you down. That's where this book comes in. Outdoors expert and celebrated illustrator Mike Clelland offers advanced techniques on how to pack light without sacrificing the essentials or your safety yet staying well fed and comfortable. Written in the tradition of the successful Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips, with 153 trail-tested tips full of solid advice, as well as more than 100 humorous and helpful illustrations, Ultralight Backpackin' Tips is the ultimate guide for backpackers serious about traveling ultralight. Just a few of the top ten tips expounded upon in the book:* Use a scale. * Comfortable and safe are vital! * Make your own stuff, and making it out of trash is always the best! * It's okay to be nerdy. * Try something new each and every time you go camping. * Know the difference between wants and needs.
About the Author
Mike Clelland is an instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School and is an illustrator who studied Mad magazine rather than go to art school. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Allen & Mike’s Telemark Tips and Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Backpackin’ Book (both FalconGuides).
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Wasn't too sure about the aphoristic structure of the book to start with, but it turns out all the paragraphs build on one another so that the book has a real intelligible flow to it overall. Changed forever the way I hike and camp!
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I am a day hiker generally but I have thoroughly enjoyed this book and I will be having a very careful look at my day pack in the future.Published 11 months ago by Mister Happy
Written with humor and the tips are great even if you never go UL. I will never carry a 35 lb pack againPublished 13 months ago by Jack Patriquin
Just flipped through it so far but even one tip that removes weight from my pack makes the purchase more than worth it.Published 20 months ago by mike. bayliss
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