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Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Mike C! 's New Book.... on 04/14/2011 11:03:19 MDT Print View

Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere, but Mike Clelland has a new book coming out called: Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips for Extremely Lightweight Camping

It is due out next month but Amazon is taking pre-orders. I thought it would be great to support a member of the BPL staff that consistently posts on these forums with knowledge that is most helpful to beginners and advanced alike.

Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Ultralight-Backpackin-Tips-Inexpensive-Lightweight/dp/0762763841/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302800364&sr=8-1

I bought 2! (Always good to help those 'heavyweights' in your family)

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Mike C! 's New Book.... on 04/14/2011 11:07:08 MDT Print View

Mine is coming tomorrow!

Jason Delso
(zencarver) - MLife

Locale: DFW
Re: Mike C! 's New Book.... on 04/14/2011 11:07:21 MDT Print View

Addie interview with Mike C!

The BPL Gear Shop will be carrying it, as well, so I'm going to pick up a couple copies then.

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - M

Locale: Western Washington
Kindle version on 04/14/2011 20:13:56 MDT Print View

Now, see, he told me I should dump my Kindle, but if his book was offered in a Kindle version, that would be the lightest option of all! ;-) Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy, Lord knows I need it!

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Mike C! 's New Book.... on 04/15/2011 09:00:24 MDT Print View

Diane - that's hilarious.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Mike C! 's New Book.... on 04/15/2011 09:09:20 MDT Print View

I wonder if the pages are printed on toilet paper....

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Mike C! 's New Book.... on 04/15/2011 09:53:41 MDT Print View

I just snorted OJ out my nose.

Touche Travis, touche.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Mike C! 's New Book.... on 04/15/2011 10:37:35 MDT Print View

>I just snorted OJ out my nose.

Mission accomplished. :)

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Mike C! 's New Book.... on 04/15/2011 10:55:25 MDT Print View

Toilet paper? What heresy!! The book is "printed" on ether -- but can be projected onto rocks, leaves and cones for easier reading.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Mike C! 's New Book.... on 04/15/2011 10:58:16 MDT Print View

You forgot moss and bark.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Mike C! 's New Book.... on 04/15/2011 11:07:34 MDT Print View

I wonder if one can wipe their....with a Kindle?

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Mike C! 's New Book.... on 04/15/2011 11:13:42 MDT Print View

I believe its possible, but the screen gets hard to read, and the buttons get messed up.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Mike C! 's New Book... on 04/15/2011 11:27:04 MDT Print View

I guess I should opt for the extended warranty.

Curtis Ware
(ware_curtis) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Mike C' new book on 04/15/2011 12:02:57 MDT Print View

Awesome UPS just delivered. Nothing ultralight about this book. It's thick! Guess who's not mowing today!

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
it's CUTE! on 04/15/2011 12:24:03 MDT Print View

Hey - I just got a box full of 'em from the publisher!

I'm super proud of this thing, it was a fun project. And, just so everyone knows - there is a nice set of tips on the NON-use of toilet paper. I hope I explain the skills in a way that will make me seen NON-insane. Just so folks know, I have other tips to offer beyond the butt-wiping stuff.

- AND -

I have a little blog that I set up as a way to promote the book. Plus, the blog will be a forum to add some new tips and some cool photos too.

( L I N K )
http://ultralightbackpackintips.blogspot.com/

- AND MORE -

There is gunna be a tip-of-the-week posted on BPL starting soon (next week?). The book and the BPL web-site are a nice tidy fit. Both preach the gospel of the lighter pack!

Thanks for all the kind words,
Mike C!

Edited by mikeclelland on 04/15/2011 13:21:43 MDT.

Sean Staplin
(mtnrat) - MLife

Locale: Southern Cdn Rockies
Just ordered on 04/15/2011 12:29:10 MDT Print View

Just ordered mine.

Daniel Paladino
(dtpaladino) - F - MLife

Locale: Northern Rockies
New Book! on 04/15/2011 12:44:35 MDT Print View

We should receive Mike Clelland's new book, Ultralight Backpackin' Tips, next week in the BPL Gear Shop. Support your favorite author AND your favorite website all at once!

-Daniel

Edited by dtpaladino on 04/15/2011 12:45:44 MDT.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: New Book! on 04/15/2011 13:20:04 MDT Print View

Mike,
Aside from my friendly jibe about TP, congratulations on getting your book published!

James Marco
(jamesdmarco) - MLife

Locale: Finger Lakes
Re: it's CUTE! on 04/15/2011 15:28:33 MDT Print View

Mike, I thoroughly enjoyed the other books. Looking forward to this one!

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Mike C' new book on 04/15/2011 15:53:25 MDT Print View

Book just arrived- he put a lot of words in it 'm use comic books), now I have to actually read something.
Looks like a good combination of pictures to help me through it. Where was Mike when I tried to read Great Expectations?