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Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin

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4.71 / 5 (24 reviews)

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Shahrin Bin Shariff
( zzmelayu )

In the shadow of Table Mountain
My kid loved it on 11/27/2007 15:05:18 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

After reading the book, I passed it to my 10-year old as part of her preparation for our TMB hike. She loved it. Especially the cartoons. Finally it registered on her why I cut our sleep pads, or why I insist on weighing everything that goes in her pack. She now wants to go SUL and wants to make her own pack and quilt.

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Jay Wilkerson
( Creachen )

East Bay
Funny, quick to the point info. on 06/09/2008 06:45:13 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

A quick read with lots of "No Brainer" information. I breeze through it a lot. It has maid it to my coffee table. It always keeps me in check, everyday in everyway I get a little lighter.

Jeremy Greene
( tippymcstagger )

North Texas
For many levels on 09/13/2008 11:00:38 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Very well organized. The crucial topics are touched. Combining the illustrations with the text allows for a brief overview or an in-depth visualization. As little as 1/2 hour of skimming gives a wealth of information. More offers, well, more. It can even be re-read without pain.

This is the first description of the PCT bear bagging method that I can understand. It is given in 1 page with clear illustrations and very little text. IIRC R. Jordan, et al. (good book) spent more than 2 pages on the topic, yet after 3 readings I gave up.

Ryan Hutchins
( ryan_hutchins )

Somewhere out there
go to book for beginners, fun for everyone. on 10/03/2008 13:17:03 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

This is the first resource I hand folks when teaching about lightweight backpacking skills. It provides insights and entertainment, while allowing space to make decisions, which I believe to be integral in lightweight backpacking. Although much of the information may be available online, having a concise, fun to read source is invaluable for decreasing the intimidation factor for new backpackers.

An excellent addition to any backpackers library.

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