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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It is ladigi to read and with many great illustrations. It’s also more practical than the others. This was the first book I bought, back in the spring ofand I found myself going back to it times and again.

Book Corner: Lighten Up by Don Ladigin

The benefits of using a wind shirt 9. Ultimately, each hiker will need to develop their own gear list and preferences. May 08, Lloyd Fassett rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anders Porsbo rated it really liked it Sep 07, Jun 22, Thomas rated it really liked it. How to attach a sleeping pad or put it n the backpack 7. Lwdigin helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Return to Book Page. Sep 30, Nancie Lafferty rated it really liked it. David rated it liked it Jul 27, This might have been fine as a first book ladigiin lightweight backpacking, but it’s just far too simple and shallow.


Michael rated it really liked it Jan 04, Thank you harttj for the suggestion!

George Stopka rated it it was amazing Sep 09, A ladign approach to lightening up is better than a all-in-one-go approach 4. 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!

Funny yet useful illustration and short, to the point text makes this book a great read. A great introduction to lightweight backpacking.

Don Ladigin (Author of Lighten Up!)

Jul 29, Ellen rated it really liked it. Lightweight backpacking is like writing well because you only padigin what you need.

Short, to the point, and humorously illustrated by famed outdoor illustrator Mike Clelland, this book presents everything hikers and backpackers need to be safe, comfortable, and well-fed while carrying a very small and lightweight pack.

Great ideas in the book about packing it in and taking it out.

Jan 22, Curtis Jensen rated it really liked it Shelves: The best introduction to making your pack lighter. Oct 06, Lianna rated it really liked it. David Bliss rated it really liked it Sep 06, Aug 07, Todd Benkert rated it really liked it. The illustrations are humorous and the book touches on important points regarding lightweight backpacking take clothing layers that can all be worn at once for flexibility in different temperatures; maintaining safe temperatures while reducing weight; reduce unused gear, etc but doesn’t get into any details about the things that backpackers looking to get lightweight gear have to worry about: Trivia About Lighten Up!: Between this and the backpackinglight.


Dave Janesky rated it it was ok Apr 11, Fast, fun read with humorous line drawings. Thomas Sandberg rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Nov 04, Lacy rated it really liked it.

Dec 30, Philip rated it really liked it. After a trip, check what you really used, and what didn’t get used 3.

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

Good intro into backpacking, even if you’re not going for light or ultra-light. In fact, backpacking CAN be cheap!

This book is the shortest, and hits all of the major points. I learned some things like: I bought this thinking I might pickup a few ideas for lightening up my pack Made me want to get out and do some overnight hiking. For each category, the pros and cons of each gear selection were considered. This book is good for those who want to quickly understand the basics of backpacking gear options before digging deeper.

Feb 20, James Fearn rated it liked it. Included humorous helpful illustrations. If you know nothing about lightweight backpacking but are curious to learn you should check out this book.

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