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Lightweight Backpacking 101 Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon + (2001)

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Mike Barney
( eaglemb )

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AZ, the Great Southwest!
Lightweight Backpacking 101 Ryan Jordan, Alan Dixon + (2001) on 11/26/2006 18:37:40 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

For a first shot, "Here's why you should consider lightweight backpacking" book, this one is pretty good. It's not too long, about 60 pages, and gives a lot of hints to someone considering going lightweight as to the what where why how and howmuch questions. If you read bpl.com, this is all a review of the very basics, but if you've never thought about why it might be nice to carry something less than a 50 - 70 lb ruck, this is an excellent, and very easy read primer.

If you know someone who might be interested in , or ought to be interested in lightweight, then this would be a good starting point.

I would give this a 5, but the camera and gps sections need to be revised, and a little beefier section on first aid would be recommended.

george carr
( hammer-one )

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Walking With The Son
Great 1st read on 02/19/2007 19:34:33 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

When I 1st joined BL.com this was the article that convinced me sub 5 was possible. I think that on the home page there should be a link that says read this first. While the original might use some updating, it is a solid first read for newbies to UL backpacking.

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