Lighten Up!: A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking

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Rowman & Littlefield, May 1, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 112 pages
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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.

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User Review  - co_coyote - LibraryThing

Not bad for the person just coming to ultralight backpacking, but I think Clelland's own book probably has more useful tips. Read full review

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User Review  - James Fearn - Goodreads

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. Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Don Ladigin has been hiking for more than twenty-five years and has taught the Ultralight Backpacking class at the University of Oregon since its inception in 2000.

Mike Clelland is a NOLS instructor and illustrator who studied Mad magazine rather than go to art school. He has numerous books with his name on them, including Allen & Mike's Telemark Tips and Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book.

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