Don Ladigin is the author of Lighten Up! ( avg rating, ratings, 22 reviews, published ), Aligera ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, publi. Lighten Up! has ratings and 22 reviews. Lianna said: Good Lighten Up!: A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking by. Don Ladigin. The next installment of the book corner, this time with one of the most amusing books on lightweight and ultralight backpacking: Lighten Up! by.

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I really enjoy the drawings that accompany this book’s useful and fun tips for lighter weight backpacking. The big three are the best starting point to lighten up 5.

The focus of the book was on packing light compared to traditional hiking techniques. If you know kp about lightweight backpacking but are curious to learn you should check out this book. Refresh and try again.

Included humorous helpful illustrations. I learned some things like: Aug 07, Todd Benkert rated it really liked it. I have an Amazon Affiliate account, and if you click on the link and buy the book I even might earn a few euros – for more books! Michael rated it really liked it Jan 04, In fact, backpacking CAN be cheap!

Anders Porsbo rated it really liked it Sep 07, No trivia or quizzes yet. This book was an easy read and a good primer for the various gear options when going on an overnight backpacking trip. This is concentrated stuff. It is nowhere near a complete guide to subject, but it was not intended to be complete. Funny yet useful illustration and short, to the point text makes this book a great read.


A step-by-step approach to lightening up is better than a all-in-one-go approach 4. David rated it liked it Jul 27, I admire the author’s willingness to put out his message in such a little book, but it is an effective medium for its contents, and I think this book is about the best way possible to introduce a moderately experienced outdoorsman to lightweight backpacking. A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking Its g of knowledge, and helps you understanding what are the principles of lightweight backpacking, how to lighten up your big three, gives insights on clothing and the small stuff we carry around, and gives tips on walking on the trail and off-trail.

For each category, the pros and cons of each gear selection were considered. Though, if you’re looking for more than an intro, I don’t think this will be your book. Fast, fun read with humorous line drawings.

Lighten Up!: A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking

Made me want to get out and do some overnight hiking. The best introduction to making your pack lighter. Feb 11, Stephen rated it really liked it. Feb 20, James Fearn rated it liked it.

I bought this thinking I might pickup a few ideas for lightening up my pack Definitely out of date in a doj areas, but still a really liighten primer. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Great primer for light backpacking. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Both thumbs up from me! Hilarious illustrations as well. What’s base weight, pack weight and skin-out weight 2. Really fun read, and excellent info, including superb illustrations.


While other, more thorough guides are available, this small book gave a handy lightenn of the various options available. I think the illustrations help enormously in understanding the text, which is written in an easy way. After a trip, check what you really used, and what didn’t get used 3. Plastic bottles make great, cheap water containers for backpackers Recommended for beginning backpackers and traditional hikers who want to go lighter.

Do overview of how to lighten your backpacking load. Sleeping socks are awesome! Mary rated it really liked it Jan 12, If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

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Sep 30, Nancie Lafferty rated it really liked it. So, from Lighten Up! Its very well written, and Don Ladigin knows what he’s talking about, as he’s been going light since Don’t ladgin fooled into thinking it is shallow because it is short. Thank you harttj for the suggestion! Paperbackpages.