By Ryan Jordan,George Cole,Lee Van Horn,Alan Dixon,Rick Dreher,Dave Schultz,Stephanie Jordan,Alison Simon,Bill Thorneloe,Ellen Zaslaw
From the Preface: the advantages of Going Light
Some hikers, upon changing to the ultralight type of backpacking, turn into rabid proselytizers for the reason, confident that everybody must get their base pack weight less than 10 kilos to prevent the everlasting damnation of 65-pound packs. notwithstanding it could actually border on blasphemy—since a very good chew of my fresh existence has been dedicated to growing ultralight equipment and getting it into the palms of like-minded enthusiasts—I’m no longer confident that everybody wishes a small base pack weight. while you are younger, in nice actual form, your journeys consist solely of rather brief distances into the backcountry to set up base camps for day journeys, and also you already personal a number of conventional backpacking equipment, you can most likely keep your self the difficulty of interpreting this book.
Good for the Body
Good for the Environment
Good for the Mind
Good for Simplicity
Good for Relationships
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Since the adventure to lightness is basically a cerebral one, the place does one begin? Self-education is necessary to prevent getting into a scenario the place you didn’t carry adequate apparatus to be secure to your event point. Your trip will be certainly one of child steps, studying and attempting a few new issues on each one journey, discovering what works for you and what doesn’t. there are various on-line electronic mail lists which are an outstanding source. primarily, any record having to do with lengthy hikes—such because the Pacific Crest path, Continental Divide path, or Appalachian Trail—will have a following of skilled ultralighters. There are starting to be major books with the newest details on ultralight backpacking, just like the booklet you're protecting now. Dive in and begin your personal trip to lightness!
-GLEN "HOMEMADE" VAN PESKI
Founder, Gossamer Gear
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