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Menasha Ridge Press :: Authors :: Richard A. Light

Richard A. Light
Santa Fe, NM

Richard A. Light is an instructor of backpacking, rock climbing, and other outdoor skills. He has been backpacking, skiing, climbing, hiking, and generally active in the outdoors for more than 50 years. He lives in Santa Fe, NM.

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Backpacking the Light Way
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Backpacking the Light Way
Richard A. Light


Comfortable, Efficient, Smart

Backpacking the Light Way is for both beginner and advanced backpackers who want to pack more efficiently, carry less weight, still be fully prepared for contingencies, and have more fun in the backcountry. It will benefit instructors and guides by giving them methods to teach their clients, and it will help them refine their risk assessment and trip planning techniques.

This book presents field-tested, proven methodologies for the following:
(* = especially unique or new, ** = especially useful for a wide range of readers)

    Gear organization, modular packing systems, and creating gear lists that work*/**
    Assessing conventional gear currently owned
    Understanding the mindsets of both conventional and ultralight backpacking*
    Navigating the mindset shift required to seriously lighten up*
    Redefining each gear system to meet your needs*
    Dealing with winter conditions
    Packing to minimize frustration*/**
    Assessing risk**
    Effective trip planning**


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