I met countless hikers along the trail that had thousands and thousands of dollars of gear, yet you could tell they all wanted to kill themselves. This book was a passion product that I got inspired to write after making a 115-kilometer hike in Northern Sweden along the infamous Kingstrail. I am american by birth and raised in Hawaii and California before migrating here to piss weather Sweden 15 years ago.
My blog ultralightandcomfortable. Com is a mix between a Hiking and photography blog. Many couldn't even walk after the third day of hiking because the weight of their packs had destroyed their knees and thighs. My own experience in hiking starts and continues here in Sweden, you will notice throughout this book that I talk a lot about what works for me, here in Sweden in this climate and environment.
Ultralight and Comfortable: The politically incorrect guide to becoming an ultralight bad-ass! #ad - This book is in no way politically correct or suitable for kids. I noticed many things that really got my mind moving and I could not help myself but to laugh at other people's expense. Also, i wrote this book as a three season primer, meaning I don't take winter hiking into account as that is a completely different subject manner on it's own, possibly one I will tackle in a later book.
Lighten Up!: A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking Falcon GuideFalcon Guides #ad - Short, comfortable, and humorously illustrated by famed outdoor illustrator Mike Clelland, this book presents everything hikers and backpackers need to be safe, to-the-point, and well fed while carrying a very small and lightweight pack.
Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips for Extremely Lightweight CampingFalcon Guides #ad - Comfortable and safe are vital! * make your own stuff, and making it out of trash is always the best! * It’s okay to be nerdy. Try something new each and every time you go camping. Just a few of the top ten tips expounded upon in the book:* Use a scale. Outdoors expert and celebrated illustrator Mike Clelland offers advanced techniques on how to pack light without sacrificing the essentials or your safety yet staying well fed and comfortable.
Written in the tradition of the successful allen & mike’s really cool Telemark Tips, with 153 trail-tested tips full of solid advice, as well as more than 100 humorous and helpful illustrations, Ultralight Backpackin' Tips is the ultimate guide for backpackers serious about traveling ultralight. Know the difference between wants and needs.
Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips for Extremely Lightweight Camping #ad - . Walking into the wilderness with a pack on your back is an empowering experience—all the more so when that pack on your back isn’t weighing you down. That’s where this book comes in.
The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the TrailNational Geographic #ad - Skurka recounts what he's learned from more than 30, and continental Divide Trails, and the 4, 000 miles of long-distance hikes, including the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, 700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition. Whether you're a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior, or a seasoned long-distance trekker, hiking, this guide is a must for any backpacking, or camping trip.
A show-and-tell guide to clothing, campsite selection, shelter and sleep systems, as well as tips on foot care, footwear, and hiking efficiency, camp stoves, and more, backpacks, this single book contains all the knowledge you'll need to hit the trail. This second edition features 16 new pages including food on the trail and other essentials, and updates all gear recommendations.
The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail #ad - Supreme long-distance hiker andrew Skurka—accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer—shares his knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills.
Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-HikeFalcon Guides #ad - Along the way, enjoy sneak peeks into not only the Triple Crown trails, but also lesser-known long trails throughout North America. Included is trail-proven advice on selecting gear, and planning your budget and schedule, stocking resupplies, complete with gorgeous photographs of life on the trail. Winner of the 2017 national outdoor book awards instructional categorymake the dream of a long distance thru-hike a realityhave you been dreaming of the summer when you can hike the appalachian Trail? Or marvel at the snow-capped peaks along the Pacific Crest Trail? Or simply section hike the Continental Divide Trail? In Backpacker’s Long Trails, former women’s speed record holder for the AT and veteran of twenty long trails, Liz “Snorkel” Thomas, gives you the tools to make this dream a reality.
Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker's Guide to Ultralight Hiking and BackpackingFalcon Guides #ad - Hundreds of valuable tips and advice based on Justin Lichter's more than 35, 000 miles of hiking across the country and beyond. Whether you're a new hiker looking for expert advice, or a thru-hiker gearing up for a 6-month trip, an experienced hiker looking to hone your skills, this book is packed with priceless information to make your trip a successful and comfortable one.
The Ultimate Hang: Hammock Camping Illustrated#ad - Stop searching and start relaxing. Hammocks are one of the most comfortable ways to enjoy the indoors, relaxing at a park, and make great companions for a long-distance thru-hike, a weekend backpacking trip, or an overnight in the woods! Get off the ground and begin enjoying the outdoors. All the best tips and techniques on hammock camping in one place.
. Learn how to set up and use a hammock to stay dry, warm, and bug free in a Leave No Trace-friendly way. The ultimate hang 2 covers everything from suspension systems, staying dry, and bug free, hammock stands, warm, along with setting up hammocks indoors. The second edition to the highly-rated book on hammock camping.
The Ultimate Hang: Hammock Camping Illustrated #ad - Updated with hundreds of illustrations, comfort, The Ultimate Hang helps you discover the freedom, and convenience of hammock camping. What's new: completely re-written with all-new sections on hammock FAQs and basics for new hangers and an expanded advanced section for veterans, plus a DIY section to get you started making your own hammock gear.
The Hungry Spork: A Long Distance Hiker's Guide to Meal PlanningPacific Adventures Press #ad - Each recipe has been trail tested by long-distance hikers whose comments and suggestions are listed separately. Several variations are presented for each recipe. For example, rice noodles can be substituted for wheat ramen and legumes, while grains or textured vegetable protein can be used in place of meats.
. Fan favorites include bbq chicken and Mashed Potatoes, Indian Lentils and Quinoa, and Indonesian Noodles. The author, ” has hiked trails in california, Alaska, who wrote “Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail, Peru and Europe. Going on a thru-hike? The daunting task of preparing meals for a long-distance trek just got easier.
The Hungry Spork: A Long Distance Hiker's Guide to Meal Planning #ad - Her focus is on assembling healthy, tasty meals with an international flair from freeze-dried or dehydrated ingredients. The magic is that the prep work is done at home so these delicious meals can be brought to life on the trail with nothing more than a warm water soak. More than a dozen recipes can be used in rotation to maintain variety.
Here is a comprehensive guide to planning fast, wholesome, high energy meals with minimal additives and preservatives. Those with dietary preferences and restrictions, including vegetarians and gluten-free adherents, will find that they can easily modify ingredients to fit their needs. In addition to her recipes, she offers tips for boosting calories and protein in commercial meal pouches and provides inspiration for home-dehydrated meals.
A flexible system can be adapted to the needs of preparing and packing meals for a range of trips, whether it’s a month on the John Muir Trail or six months on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Smarter Backpacking or How every backpacker can apply lightweight trekking and ultralight hiking techniquesNUI Publishing #ad - Ryan jordan, Founder, BackpackingLight. Comsmarter backpacking aims to make better hikers through use of ultralight hiking techniques, rather than create more ultralight hikers. Smarter backpacking is a book that aims to make better hikers through use of ultralight hiking techniques, rather than create more ultralight hikers.
Glen van peski, founder and Chairman, Gossamer Gear. One of the most interesting is Jörgen Johansson’s Smarter Backpacking, which is about applying lightweight and ultra light techniques. It distils the complexity of wilderness travel into its simplest core concepts, allowing the reader to enjoy the freedom of backpacking rather than be encumbered by it.
Kristin hostetter, gear editor backpacker Magazine Some authors have a guru approach that's too specific to their personal hiking style, while others fail in offering practical advice because they're too generic and theoretical. Jörgen is from sweden, and his approach shows that lightweight backpacking can work in wet or cold northern climes.
Smarter Backpacking or How every backpacker can apply lightweight trekking and ultralight hiking techniques #ad - Chris townsend, gear editor of tgo magazine and author of the Backpacker’s HandbookJorgen Johansson distils the complexity of wilderness travel into its simplest core concepts, outdoor writer and long distance hiker, allowing us to enjoy the freedom of backpacking rather than be encumbered by it. The spot-on advice is presented in an easy-reading conversational style, rather than a lecture, like you were sitting around a campfire with Jorgen Johansson.
His approach is not only a simpler one, but a vastly smarter one. It is a book for day-hikers and thru-hikers, newbies and experienced backpackers or travellers alike.
Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book: Traveling & camping skills for a wilderness environment Allen & Mike's SeriesFalconGuides #ad - Hilarious and practical information about the art of backpacking from two NOLS instructors.
POCKET FIELD GUIDE: Survival Tarp SheltersDROPSToNE Press #ad - Canopy shelters represent an entire class of survival shelters. This field guide by survival Instructor Creek Stewart teaches everything you need to know in order to master the art of canopy sheltering. Although incredibly effective, they can also be a complete disaster without the proper knowledge. Any person who spends time in the woods will glean knowledge from this illustrated guide.
Learn 8 essential knots with video tutorials, 9 universal tarp shelter configurations and 6 little known woodsman tricks.