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Book Corner: Lighten Up by Don Ladigin

May 05, Walter Underwood rated it it was amazing. The best introduction to making your pack lighter. For each category, the pros and cons of each gear selection were considered. To ask other readers questions about Lighten Up!

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What’s base weight, pack weight and skin-out weight 2. Oct 06, Lianna rated it really liked it. Luis rated it really liked it Jul 14, Nov 04, Lacy 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

Ultimately, each hiker will need to develop their own gear list and preferences. Paperbackpages. Return to Book Page.

Really fun read, and excellent info, including superb illustrations.

Book Corner: Lighten Up by Don Ladigin – Hiking in Finland

Included humorous helpful illustrations. Made me want to get out and do some overnight hiking.

It has an index for quickly looking up something, and a gear checklist for your trips. I’ve read a ton of backpacking books lately. It is easy to read and with many great illustrations. Feb 06, Shayne rated it liked it Shelves: This 90 minute read just isn’t detailed enough for anyone seriously interested in the subject and the information is just covered in more detail elsewhere. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It’s also more practical than the others.

Dec 09, Shane rated it it was ok Shelves: I think the illustrations help enormously in understanding the text, which is written in an easy way. Its very well written, and Don Ladigin knows what he’s talking about, as he’s been going light since You can always learn something by reading about cutting down on weight.


The focus of the book was on packing light compared to traditional hiking techniques.

Lighten Up!: A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking – Don Ladigin – Google Books

No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s informational, and the illustrations are funny. This book was an easy read and a good primer for the various gear options when going on an overnight backpacking trip.

The latter makes this such a great book to read, because his illustrations are interesting, humours and informative. Will help any hiker lighten their load whether all of the suggestions are used or not. Though, if you’re looking for more than an intro, I don’t think this will be your book.