The Ultralight Backpacker : The Complete Guide to Simplicity and Comfort on the Trail

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 17, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 139 pages
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Developed primarily for long-distance treks, the ultralight method is considered by many traditional backpackers as too austere. Author Ryel Kestenbaum shows that thanks to recent improvements in equipment design and manufacture, as well as in food processing, ultralight backpacking now offers a safe and comfortable alternative to traditional backpacking methods. In The Ultralight Backpacker, he dispels the myths surrounding this rapidly growing trend. Kestenbaum acquaints readers with the ultralight philosophy and shows how backpackers can once and for all do away with heavy packs and move quickly and comfortably on the trail, whether on a day-trip or season-long trek. He also provides the most complete survey available of ultralight equipment, clothing, and footwear, along with tips on how to select the right gear for each readerís unique interests, needs, and personality.

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Contents

BACKPACKS
5
SHELTER 7
19
SLEEPING BAGS
36
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Ryel Kestenbaum is a writer and all-around outdoor enthusiast. He has taught skiing, climbing, and backpacking in Colorado and California. Since succumbing to the lure of ultralight backpacking, he has logged hundreds of ultralight miles throughout the United States and Canada.

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