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Flexible Adaptive Sub-Light Trekking: Lightest Ultralight Backpacking with Full Comfort

Flexible Adaptive Sub-Light Trekking: Lightest Ultralight Backpacking with Full Comfort

by Tim Gnazale


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This book features testimonials from 4 backpacking manufacturers and a world thru-hiker. Quickly learn to embrace sub-lightweight backpacking with full utility and comfort. FAST's "777" solution is only 7-17 lbs. over 2-7 days, including ample food and a bear-resistant food container, It is ideal for anyone desiring a breezy carrying weight, including adolescent, petite, senior, pre-natal, and those with joint discomfort. FAST is also valuable for cycle tours, river trips, and nomadic travel. Tim Gnazale pulls from his experience as a lifelong backpacker and former backcountry ski patroller.

FAST is not a field manual geared for hard-core minimalists. It is a total solution crafted for mainstream hikers' education, safety, comfort, and transition to an ultralight method of travel. Included are prioritized equipment reports for high-tech navigational devices, shelters, and stoves, saving weeks of research. Techniques in camping, navigation, shelters, knots, sleeping, safety, attire, weather, conditioning, packing logistics, footwear, emergency preparedness, injury prevention, wildlife encounters, pests, food, and camping effectiveness are unveiled. Uniquely, 256 URLs to equipment and experts' forums have one-click access from a free Word file, while free book updates are available at

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ISBN-13: 9781465368638
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 04/24/2014
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Since the 1960s, Tim Gnazale has backpacked California's Sierra-Nevada, Marble, Las Padras, Desolation, and Trinity mountain ranges, as well as Wyoming's Tetons. He has also served on California's El Dorado National Forestry Service Nordic Ski Patrol, and taught cross-country skiing at Royal Gorge, California. Among Tim's several decades of outdoor treks, he survived of an uncanny 3-day whiteout blizzard in 1985. Between his prolific wilderness treks and mountaineering, Tim has managed an intricate balance between proper gear, adaptive methods, outdoor savvy, and respect for nature. Tim is also author of three books in fitness and Tai chi, an upcoming hybrid autobiographic book, and has many articles published in fitness, high technology, and poetry. Tim is a 25-year professional through the American College of Sports Medicine, and mentors young adults.

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