Ultralight Survival Kit is the first book of backpacking tips that is itself ultralight! It focuses on all of the skills and techniques that hikers and backpackers would want at their fingertips while in the outdoors. Perfect for backpackers from beginner to advanced, this book contains: Worst-case-scenario advice you'd want handy if stuck in a precarious situation. Tips for the most common trail concerns, from lightning to blisters. Suggestions for keeping your pack light or ultralight without sacrificing the ...
Ultralight Survival Kit is the first book of backpacking tips that is itself ultralight! It focuses on all of the skills and techniques that hikers and backpackers would want at their fingertips while in the outdoors. Perfect for backpackers from beginner to advanced, this book contains: Worst-case-scenario advice you'd want handy if stuck in a precarious situation. Tips for the most common trail concerns, from lightning to blisters. Suggestions for keeping your pack light or ultralight without sacrificing the must-haves Topics like: how to identify/treat reactions to poisonous plants, how to handle animal encounters, how to identify animal tracks, how to build a fire, need-to-know essential knots, how to predict weather patterns, how to repair or replace gear with limited materials, and how to deal with the elements when you don't have a lot of gear on your backThe book is formatted to make learning easy and user-friendly. This pocket-size book of tips is convenient to carry with you should you desire, but also includes advice you can easily digest ahead of time than add weight to your pack. The information is time tested in more than 35,000 miles of hiking experience. Readers will be able to adapt their surroundings to the techniques shown in the book and safely overcome challenges that may otherwise have turned them back.
Praise for Trail Tested:""The best modern backpacker's guide, bar none." --Examiner.com, "Christmas Shopping for the Backpacker on Your List""One of the most comprehensive looks into the world of hiking ever created by one of the sport's most accomplished athletes. Trail Tested is an excellent guide for any hiking enthusiast from beginner to expert. Learn in one exciting read what it took Trauma thousands and thousands of hard-earned miles to learn." –Eric Larsen, Polar Explorer, Educator, and Lecturer, Outside magazine's Eco All Star (2008)"A must-add gear guide for your backpacking book collection." –SectionHiker.com"Not your typical how-to book… [Trail Tested will] give you all of the tips and advice you need to get out there and experience what the great sport of hiking and backpacking has to offer." --Trailspace.com, 4.5-star review"There is no one I would trust more than Trauma to give valuable and experienced advice on hiking. In my opinion, Trauma offers the right compromise between comfort and necessity when it comes to ultralight hiking. His methods and experience will allow you to go as light and far as possible without exposing yourself to undo risk in the backcountry in the US and abroad." --Jeff Knight, Granite Gear CEO, Co-founder, and Designer "Equally at home on a coffee table or as an educational tutorial, Trail Tested is a must-read for anyone passionate about outdoor pursuits and exploration. Through a stunning array of striking photography, personal anecdotes, and definitive know-how, Trauma's comprehensive manual sets a new standard and reaches audiences from the novice camper to the intrepid trekker, impelling them to seek wild places on their own." --Shawn "Pepper" Forry, Triple Crowner, Outward Bound Lead Instructor"Trail Tested is a visually stunning foray into the realities of long-distance hiking. Justin Lichter's 35,000 miles of hiking experience and trail-tested wisdom come through in every page. Trail Tested is great for both day hikers and hikers that will be out for many days!" --Lawton "Disco" Grinter, Triple Crowner, directed and edited The Walkumentary, author of I Hike"Is there another man who has torn up, slashed, split, and/or ripped up more gear in so many varied environments in his lifetime? I don't believe so.... This book is probably the most important outdoor field guide that has come off the presses ince the first release of The Complete Walker, by Colin Fletcher, in 1968. The information contained within these pages will save you time, money, and many exhausting nights of confusion from surfing mindless Internet threads. Trauma... I tip my old and faded Tilly hat to you for a job well done." --Winton Porter, Georgia Author of the Year 2010 for Just Passin' Thru, owner of Mountain Crossings at Neels Gap on the Appalachian Trail
Justin Lichter has hiked more than 35,000 miles since 2002, including thru-hikes on the Appalachian Trail, International AT, Eastern Continental Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Pacific Northwest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Great Divide Trail, as well as treks in the Southern Alps, New Zealand, Africa, Iceland, and the Himalaya Range. He is a "Triple Crowner," having hiked the ECT, PCT, and CDT (more than 10,000 miles) in one year. Check him out at justinlichter.com.