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Preview — Lighten Up! Mike Clelland Goodreads Author Illustrator. 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. Paperbackpages. To see what dpn friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Lighten Up! Lists with This Book. Oct 06, Lianna rated it really liked it. Good intro to lightweight hiking. I learned some things like: Hilarious illustrations as well. Apr 01, Eric rated it it was amazing. I’ve read a ton of backpacking books lately. This book is the shortest, and hits all of the major points. It’s also more practical than the others. Trail Life or Beyond Backpacking are more wishy washy. This book is practical. Jun 22, Peter rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A great introduction to lightweight backpacking.
It is nowhere near a complete guide to subject, but it lighteb not intended to be complete. It is easy to read and with many great illustrations. If you know nothing about lightweight backpacking but are lihten to learn you should check out this book. Jun 22, Thomas rated it really liked it. Really fun read, and excellent info, including superb illustrations. You can always learn something by reading about cutting down on weight.
Lighten Up!: A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking by Don Ladigin
Jan 22, Curtis Jensen rated it really liked it Shelves: Good intro into backpacking, even if you’re not going lighetn light or ultra-light. Though, if you’re looking for more than an intro, I don’t think this will be your book.
Jul 29, Ellen rated it really liked it. Definitely out of date in a few areas, but still a really good primer. Many useful ideas Focused book helpful in planning a more dkn hike. Will help any hiker lighten their load whether all of the suggestions are used or not. Feb lwdigin, Stephen rated it really liked it. Excellent overview of how to lighten your backpacking load. Funny yet useful illustration and short, to the point text makes this book a great read.
Dec 09, ,ighten rated it it was ok Shelves: This might have been fine as a first book about lightweight backpacking, but it’s just far too simple and shallow. The illustrations are humorous pighten the book touches on important points regarding lightweight backpacking take clothing layers that can all be worn at once for flexibility in different temperatures; maintaining safe temperatures while reducing weight; reduce unused gear, etc but doesn’t get into any details about the things that backpackers looking to get lightweight gear have to This might have been fine as a first book about lightweight backpacking, but it’s just far too simple and shallow.
Lighten Up!: A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking
The illustrations are humorous and the book touches on important points regarding lightweight backpacking take clothing layers that can all be worn at once for flexibility in different temperatures; maintaining safe temperatures while reducing weight; reduce unused gear, etc but doesn’t get into any details about the things that backpackers looking to get lightweight gear have to worry about: Between con and the backpackinglight.
This 90 minute read just isn’t detailed enough for anyone seriously interested in the subject and the information is just covered in more detail elsewhere. Aug 07, Todd Benkert rated it really liked it. This book was an easy read and a good primer for the various gear options when going on an overnight backpacking trip.
While other, more thorough guides are available, this small book gave a handy overview of the various options available.
The focus of the book was on packing light compared to traditional hiking techniques. For each category, the pros and cons of each gear selection were considered. Included humorous helpful illustrations.
Ultimately, each hiker will need to develop their own ge This book was an easy read and a good primer for the various gear options when going on an overnight backpacking trip. Ultimately, each hiker will need to develop their own gear list and preferences. This book is good for those who want to quickly understand the basics of backpacking gear options before digging deeper.
Recommended for beginning backpackers and traditional hikers who want to go lighter. Feb 06, Shayne rated it liked it Shelves: I admire the author’s willingness to put out his message in such a lqdigin book, but it is an effective medium for its contents, and I think this book is about the best way possible to introduce a moderately experienced outdoorsman to lightweight backpacking.
Dec 30, Philip rated it really liked it. I bought this thinking I might pickup a few ideas for lightening up my pack It’s informational, and the illustrations ligjten funny. Nov 04, Lacy rated it really liked it. I really enjoy the drawings that accompany this book’s useful and fun tips for lighter weight backpacking.
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Feb 20, James Fearn rated it liked it. Wow, I didn’t realize how seriously some backpackers take their pack weight. Great ideas in the book about packing it in and taking it out.
Sep 30, Nancie Lafferty rated lihhten really liked it. Fast, fun read with humorous line drawings. Great primer for light backpacking. Made me want to get out and do some overnight hiking. Aug 10, James Davis rated it really liked it Shelves: Apparently you don’t need to take everything you own when you go backpacking. In fact, backpacking Doj be cheap!
May 08, Lloyd Fassett rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lightweight backpacking is like writing well because you only take what you need. Feb 20, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: Informative, concise, and easy to read.
May 05, Walter Underwood rated it it was amazing. The best introduction to making your pack lighter. Don’t be fooled into thinking it is shallow because it is short. This is concentrated stuff.
I learn something new every time I read it. Dave Janesky rated it it was ok Apr 11, David rated it lighhen it Jul 27, George Stopka rated it it upp amazing Sep 09, David Bliss rated it really liked it Sep 06, Aj rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Mary rated it really liked it Jan 12, Anders Porsbo rated it really liked it Sep 07, Michael rated it really liked ip Jan 04, Luis rated it really liked it Jul 14, Thomas Sandberg rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Arnold rated it really liked it Feb 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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