Hiking Light Handbook

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Editorial Reviews

Farmington Daily Times
Sure to appeal to those trail junkies who just can't make their packs light enough.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Berger provides tips for minimizing our load and provides lots of sound advice.
Reel News
This book is a lot more than another cut-the-handle-off-your-toothbrush exercise in weight reduction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898869613
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 11/18/2004
  • Series: Backpacker Series
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 1,426,392
  • Product dimensions: 0.38 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : carry less, enjoy more 9
Ch. 1 Thinking your way to a lighter pack 17
Ch. 2 Strategies for a lighter load 33
Ch. 3 Give me shelter : tents 45
Ch. 4 Oh, for a good night's sleep : sleeping bags 65
Ch. 5 The function of fashion : clothing 79
Ch. 6 What's for dinner? : food and stoves 97
Ch. 7 Sweating the small stuff 115
Ch. 8 Hauling the lighter load : the backpack 127
Ch. 9 Walking the walk : footwear 143
Gear-weight worksheets 158
Resources 162
Index 164
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