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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.
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).
Easy to read. The break down into points you can easily reference is a nice feature.Published 5 days ago by Robert Burton
Over a 100 great ideas for packing light and enjoying the hike. Also a great section in the back for ultralight - tasty recipes.Published 11 days ago by Joel Landoe
A perfect, gentle introduction to ultralight. It's rare to find such a gem, authored without excessive ego and unbiased by the highly-commercialized outdoors industry.Published 12 days ago by Mister E
I think I am not exactly the guy he is targeting, I am definitely a traditionalist in what I carry, I am a big guy, can handle the load, and I always want some sort of back up, but... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Kevin Kiernan
I am amused by all of the bantering about. I have been backpacking and hiking since my youth. As a Boy Scout (over 50 years ago! Read morePublished 26 days ago by D. L. Fleming
As I approach retirement I plan to walk the AT as well as the Pacific Crest Trail. Having been in the military for over 20-yrs, I wanted to avoid carrying too much weight. Read morePublished 28 days ago by J. L. Tasco