Beyond Backpacking: Ray Jardine's Guide to Lightweight by Ray Jardine

By Ray Jardine

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Ray and Jenny Jardine have walked over 15,000 miles together with the Pacific Crest path from Mexico to Canada thrice, the Appalachian path and the Continental Divide path. As they subtle their options in the course of those journeys, Ray grew to become confident of the significance of reducing the full weight carried. Ray Jardine has written books, according to their reports. the 1st one is The Pacific Crest path Hiker's guide, inquisitive about what's had to entire the PCT, but in addition emphasizing common ways for profitable backpacking, together with ultralight gear.

The moment one by means of Ray Jardine is past Backpacking - Ray Jardine's consultant to light-weight climbing, increasing the tips within the first ebook.

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There is noth­ ing magic about it. And just because you might need the extraneous fea­ tures someday, that does not mean you have to carry them needlessly for 20 miles or 2,000 . Prune them, and in the unlikely event that you later find that you need them, sew them back on. And just because you trim something off, that does not mean that the pack will suddenly fall apart, or become useless. Rather, the pack will likely become more serviceable, as its weight and complexity decrease. Loading sequence Generally, our hiking belongings fall into three categories: food, clothing and equipment.

They will only subtract your carving by yourself on easy it Make trail. the on while comfort your packweight. Traditionally, hikers have cut a few inches from the handles of their half-ounce toothbrushes, trimmed the margins off their maps, combined all their candy bars into a single bag and dispensed with the individual wrappers, and with a sense of accomplishment called the job done. 9 pounds. Phase 1: Concentrate on heavy items first When reducing packweight, concentrate on the heavier items first.

Phase 1: Concentrate on heavy items first When reducing packweight, concentrate on the heavier items first. Re­ placing a 7 pound pack with a 1 pound pack saves a whopping 6 pounds ! Replace a 5 pound tent with a 1 pound tarp and save 4 pounds. Wear lightweight and functional clothing rather than heavy and bulky "all-con­ ditions" attire. The weight on your feet makes a difference too. Try hik­ ing in lighter-weight shoes. And consider sharing some gear with a part­ ner. Phase 2: Leave superfluous gear behind Every item that goes into your pack will add to your load.

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