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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).
Cool book! Great Tips! Highly recommended read, even if you just plan to do regular backpacking!Published 1 day ago by Starr Reynolds
This fun-to-read book got me started solo backpacking: I'm now outfitted and confident to take on the trail. The enjoyable cartoon illustrations are the icing on the cake.Published 9 days ago by Aaron in Portland
As I get older a lighter pack becomes more appealing. This book was a good light read. I really didn't pick up anything new or anything you wouldn't find browsing a few web sites... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have all of the books written by Mike Clelland and look forward to any others he has. I am outdoorsy and my son is a scout so we are always using these books as reference. Read morePublished 13 days ago by flygirltaylor
grreat tips well wrote! can't wait to try them ... now the TP substitutes are a little hard core but good for emergency.Published 16 days ago by Douglas T. Whitneybell
Easy to read. The break down into points you can easily reference is a nice feature.Published 21 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 27 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 29 days ago by Mister E