The Ultralight Backpacker

The Ultralight Backpacker

The Complete Guide to Simplicity and Comfort on the Trail

Book - 2001
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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 reader's unique interests, needs, and personality.
Publisher: Camden, ME : Ragged Mountain Press, c2001.
ISBN: 9780071368285
0071368280
Branch Call Number: 796.51 KESTENBA
Characteristics: xi, 139 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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