Ultralight Backpackin' Tips

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  • For those interested in delving deeper into UL backpacking
  • 153 tips for reducing your pack weight
  • Over 100 humorous and insightful drawings


We recommend this book if you have some backpacking experience, understand the lightweight mindset*, and now want to begin getting even more serious about going ultralight. It's packed with 153 trail-tested tips to help you reduce your pack weight so you can experience and enjoy more wilderness. Outdoors expert and celebrated illustrator Mike Clelland offers advanced techniques on how to pack light without sacrificing essentials or your safety, while staying well fed and comfortable. Even the seasoned backpacker will pick up new tips from this book including many things you may never have thought of. It's a great reference to re-read and refer back to as you continue through a transition to the light. Warning: this book could turn you into a gram weenie.

*Tip 13 of this book: Get Lighten Up!. Read that first, then this book will make more sense.


About the Author

MIKE CLELLAND is a NOLS instructor and illustrator who studied Mad magazine rather than go to art school. He is the author and illustrator of numerous books on backpacking, skiing, and mountaineering. 



Publication: 5/3/2011

Pages: 144

Binding: Paperback

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    Posted by William McCaffrey on 8th Jan 2021

    There aren’t many books that I can say changed my thinking drastically. I’m so happy I order this book from Litesmith. Having all this ultralight backpacking information contained in one place is so helpful. It’s the only book I’ve read that I felt really helped me understand the philosophy of ultralight backpacking. Thank you so much for offering this book for sale on your site.