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Thu, Nov 03, 2005

Lightweight Backpacking Reading List

Posted at 17:48 /blog/letters [link [Bookmark Link]]

Ryan Jordan, who I interviewed for this week's show, wrote to remind me that he edited and published a more advanced book on lightweight backpacking techniques than any I mentioned in the show notes. Ryan's book is titled LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING AND CAMPING: A Field Guide to Wilderness Hiking Equipment, Technique, and Style

If you want to read all of the books mentioned in this post and this week's show, I recommend doing it in this order:

  1. Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book, by Allen O'Bannon
  2. Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
  3. Beyond Backpacking, by Ray Jardine
  4. Lightweight Backpacking and Camping, edited by Ryan Jordan

Lighten Your Backpack!

Posted at 09:00 /shows/skills [link [Bookmark Link]]
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[Book: Lighten Up!] This skills program explores lightweight backpacking. Ryan Jordan of Backpacking Light: The Magazine of Lightweight Hiking and Backcountry Travel talks about the lightweight backpacking movement.

Steve interviews Don Ladigin, the author of Lighten Up! (A complete handbook for lightweight and ultralight backpacking.).

Here are some other useful sources of information about lightweight backpacking:


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