The Mountaineers Books Hiking Light Handbook

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Master hiker Karen Berger enlightens the reader of her book Light Hiking Handbook: Carry Less, Enjoy More with tips and advice that teach how to evaluate a load and make intelligent weight saving decisions. She discusses lighter options, making do with substitutes, using multi-purpose items and making your own gear among other strategies.

- Mountain Gear

Description of Mountaineers Books Hiking Light HandbookCarry Less, Enjoy MoreLightweight hiking strategies apply to everyone, says master hiker Karen Berger the less weight you have on your back, the more comfortable youll be on the trail whether youre hiking five miles or five hundred. Shes not talking about extreme strategies such as cutting the handle off your toothbrush to save a few ounces. Its all about evaluating and analyzing what you carry, whether you truly need it and really use it. Employing technology and new designs i.e. titanium cooking pots, choosing lighter options a tarp instead of a tent, making do with substitutes using socks as gloves in emergencies, using items that serve multiple purposes telescoping hiking poles as tarp supports, and making your own gear these are the strategies to select from. Berger helps you strike a balance between comfort on the trail packing less stuff versus comfort in camp packing more stuff. Always, the emphasis is on hiking wisely-and safely.Karen Berger has logged more than 20,000 miles on her hiking boots. Answering real questions from real hikers, she has served as a contributing editor for Backpacker magazine and GORP.com. She is the author of More Everyday Wisdom 1001 Expert Tips for Hikers Everyday Wisdom and Hiking the Triple Crown, among other titles. FeaturesWritten by Karen Berger PaperbackWritten by a former contributing editor for Backpacker MagazineHow to pick and choose light hiking strategies to fit your needs and hiking styleLight hiking is one of the biggest trends in backpacking today208 Pages

- US Outdoor Store

Lightweight hiking strategies apply to everyone, says master hiker Karen Berger: the less weight you have on your back, the more comfortable youll be on the trail whether youre hiking five miles or five hundred.

- GearX.com

There are less extreme ways to shed weight from your pack besides cutting the handle off your toothbrush--find out how, here! Author: Karen Berger. Softcover; 171 pages; black-and-white photographs. The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2004. Employ technology and new designs, choose lighter options, make do with substitutes, make your own gear, and use multi-purpose items. Emphasis is on hiking wisely and safely; Berger will help you analyze and evaluate what you carry.

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