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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).
I've been backpacking in Australia and New Zealand for nearly 40 years and seen attitudes here swing from the equivalent of UL to heavy weight and back again. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
After reading Ray Jardine 14 years ago, I thought it would be god to brush up before Thru-hiking a major trail.... Great advice. Follow it. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Matthew Wells
Lots of helpful hint, not really looking to go ultralight just wanting to lighten upPublished 11 days ago by Scott Vreyens
Some great info. Author appears obsessed (admittedly) with comparing carry weight as a contest and making fun of people who don't do it his way. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jim Burke
There is much here that is practical.
I like simplicity of life and achieving a lightweight backpack is good part of achieving that simplicity. Read more
I am a backpacking enthusiast, this book is great and gets down to the nitty gritty of backpacking tips. Lots of humor too!Published 24 days ago by Anasazi 33
I really enjoyed reading this book and I am excited to put the tips into practicePublished 27 days ago by Marc Hipsley