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 3 times, the Appalachian path and the Continental Divide path. As they subtle their ideas in the course of those journeys, Ray turned confident of the significance of reducing the entire weight carried. Ray Jardine has written books, in accordance with their studies. the 1st one is The Pacific Crest path Hiker's guide, occupied with what's had to entire the PCT, but in addition emphasizing common techniques for profitable backpacking, together with ultralight gear.

The moment one through Ray Jardine is past Backpacking - Ray Jardine's consultant to light-weight mountaineering, increasing the information within the first booklet.

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Com/-ray3 1 6 (or search "Ray Jardine 's Adventure Page"). 32 - BEYOND BACKPACKING All said and done, I still encourage you to make your own. You will feel good about the money saved, and you will be very proud of the items you produce. Something bought commercially is a mere possession, while something you make yourself becomes an extension of your own ener­ gies, and a very meaningful part of yourself. Lightening the load: the six pound object Imagine pulling a six pound object from your backpack and leaving it home.

As mentioned, the pack that I carried on my most recent thru-hike . z ounces. These packs worked great, and becau se we constructed them properly, minimizing the stress points and opti mizing the reinforcements, and because we treated them with r�ason able care during the trip, they returned home in like-new condi­ tion. An d with about 3,500 trail miles now on them, they are still going strong . , your load, not mere ounces. And its somewhat smaller size will limit the amount of gear you can burden yourself with.

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. Conversely, when you eliminate an item of equipment from your inventory, you re­ duce its weight by 1 00%. This leads us to the second phase of packweight savi ngs: avoiding the superfluous.

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