Rating: 1 / 5
If you've never backpacked, never thought about backpacking, never talked to others about backpacking, and never read a book on backpacking, this book will not be a complete waste of time. It is very "light" on content. Although the author appears to be an experienced backpacker, she could not have significant experience with lightweight backpacking and write this book. There are far better books on lightweight backpacking. An excellent short book, is Don Ladigin's book, Lighten Up!
I really don't understand how the reviewers above came up with their comments. After two years of backpacking, reading lots of books, reading backpackinglight.com and the internet extensively, trying out lots of packs, sleeping bags, shoes, etc. I came back and read this book again. In my opinion, it is the worst book that I have read on the subject.