Ultralight Backpackin Tips

Author: Mike Clelland
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762768878
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Lighten Up

Author: Don Ladigin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762755929
Format: PDF, ePub
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Short, to-the-point, and humorously illustrated by famed outdoor illustrator Mike Clelland, this book presents everything hikers and backpackers need to be safe, comfortable, and well fed while carrying a very small and lightweight pack.

Lightweight Backpacking and Camping

Author: Ryan Jordan
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1105116646
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING AND CAMPING offers insight into gear selection and techniques that can be used to reduce pack weight and decrease the margin of risk that occurs by taking less weight in the backcountry. This book is an ideal primer for the lightweight backpacking student who desires to build a solid foundation of knowledge about equipment and skills.

Trail Tested

Author: Justin Lichter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762794178
Format: PDF, Docs
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Hundreds of valuable tips and advice based on Justin Lichter's more than 35,000 miles of hiking across the country and beyond. Whether you're a new hiker looking for expert advice, an experienced hiker looking to hone your skills, or a thru-hiker gearing up for a 6-month trip, this book is packed with priceless information to make your trip a successful and comfortable one.

The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide

Author: Andrew Skurka
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426217846
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"A show-and-tell guide to clothing, footwear, backpacks, shelter and sleep systems, camp stoves, and more, as well as tips on foot care, campsite selection, and hiking efficiency, this single book contains all the knowledge you'll need to hit the trail, "--Amazon.com.

Allen Mike s Really Cool Backpackin Book

Author: Allen O'bannon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762751778
Format: PDF, Docs
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The dynamic duo has done it again! Following up on the incredible success of their two previous bestsellers, Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book and Really Cool Telemark Tips, these two National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructors and hardcore backcountry fanatics once again combine their years of experience into a hilarious and vastly informative book on the art of backpacking. Fans know how Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland play off each other to provide a one-two punch that makes readers laugh and learn at the same time. Beginning backpackers will cherish the advice, and experts who think they know it all are guaranteed to pick up a few tricks from this book -- while the entertainment value alone is worth the price. From day-hiking to extended expeditions, this book covers the whole spectrum of backpacking adventrue and is certain to become a classic of the genre. Allen O'Bannon is a senior NOLS instructor who writes books to support his ski habit. Mike Clelland! is a NOLS instructor and illustrator who studied Mad magazine rather than go to art school. When not teaching NOLS classes, they live in Idaho, in the shadow of the Tetons.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking

Author: Jason Stevenson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101222972
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A guide so thorough it will send you packing... Backpacking remains one of the most popular, and inexpensive, outdoor activities in America. The Complete Idiot's Guide (r) to Backpacking and Hiking helps anyone prepare and plan for a rewarding adventure. Covers planning, training, shopping and packing for the trip. -How to live on the trail -First aid and other safety tips -Practical time- and money-saving hints -What gear is necessary and what isn't -Special considerations when travelling with groups or pets

Ultralight Survival Kit

Author: Justin Lichter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493007661
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ultralight Survival Kit is the first book of backpacking tips that is itself ultralight! It focuses on all of the skills and techniques that hikers and backpackers would want at their fingertips while in the outdoors. Perfect for backpackers from beginner to advanced, this book contains: Worst-case-scenario advice you’d want handy if stuck in a precarious situation. Tips for the most common trail concerns, from lightning to blisters. Suggestions for keeping your pack light or ultralight without sacrificing the must-haves Topics like: how to identify/treat reactions to poisonous plants, how to handle animal encounters, how to identify animal tracks, how to build a fire, need-to-know essential knots, how to predict weather patterns, how to repair or replace gear with limited materials, and how to deal with the elements when you don’t have a lot of gear on your back The book is formatted to make learning easy and user-friendly. This pocket-size book of tips is convenient to carry with you should you desire, but also includes advice you can easily digest ahead of time than add weight to your pack. The information is time tested in more than 35,000 miles of hiking experience. Readers will be able to adapt their surroundings to the techniques shown in the book and safely overcome challenges that may otherwise have turned them back.

Backpacking the Light Way

Author: Richard A. Light
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 1634040295
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is not another backpacking gear book. Backpacking the Light Way is for both beginner and advanced backpackers who want to pack more efficiently, carry less weight, still be fully prepared for contingencies, and have more fun in the backcountry. It will benefit instructors and guides by giving them methods to teach their clients, and it will help them refine their risk assessment and trip planning techniques. This book presents field-tested, proven methodologies including gear organization, modular packing systems, and creating gear lists that work. Assessing conventional gear currently owned and understanding the mindsets of both conventional and ultralight backpacking. Navigating the mindset shift required to seriously lighten up and redefining each gear system to meet your needs. Dealing with winter conditions and packing to minimize frustration. Assessing risk, effective trip planning and much more.

Backpacking

Author: Adrienne Hall
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070260276
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers tips on equipment, clothing, supplies, cooking, physical fitness, safety, and protecting the environment