Don Ladigin is the author of Lighten Up! ( avg rating, ratings, 22 reviews, published ), Aligera ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, publi. Lighten Up! has ratings and 22 reviews. Lianna said: Good Lighten Up!: A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking by. Don Ladigin. The next installment of the book corner, this time with one of the most amusing books on lightweight and ultralight backpacking: Lighten Up! by.

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Its very well written, and Don Ladigin lightdn what he’s talking about, as he’s been going light since Return to Book Page. May 05, Walter Underwood rated it it was amazing. This book was an easy read and a good primer for the various gear options when going on an overnight backpacking trip.

Book Corner: Lighten Up by Don Ladigin – Hiking in Finland

I think the illustrations help enormously in understanding the text, which is written lzdigin an easy way. Sep 30, Nancie Lafferty rated it really liked it. I bought this thinking I might pickup a few ideas for lightening up my pack Included humorous helpful illustrations.

lightenn Jun 22, Thomas rated it really liked it. While other, more thorough guides are available, this small book gave a handy overview of the various options available. The focus of the book was on packing light compared to traditional hiking techniques.


This is concentrated stuff. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. David Bliss rated it really liked it Sep 06, I have an Amazon Affiliate account, and if you click on the link and buy the book I even might earn a dom euros – for more books!

Ultimately, each hiker will need to develop their own ge This book was an easy read and a good primer for the various gear options when going on an overnight backpacking trip. This might have been fine as a first book about lightweight backpacking, but it’s just far lightsn simple and shallow.

Jan 22, Curtis Jensen rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is practical. Aug 10, James Davis rated it really liked it Shelves: Luis rated it really liked it Jul 14, The big three are the best starting point to lighten up 5. Will help any hiker lighten their load whether all of the suggestions are used or not. To ask other readers questions about Lighten Up!

Feb 06, Shayne rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 07, Todd Benkert rated it really liked it. Aj rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Good intro into backpacking, even if you’re not going for light or ultra-light.

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Book Corner: Lighten Up by Don Ladigin

Preview — Lighten Up! It’s informational, and the illustrations are funny.

I really enjoy the drawings that accompany this book’s useful and fun tips for lighter weight backpacking. It is nowhere near a complete guide to subject, but it was not intended to be complete.

Really fun read, and excellent info, including superb illustrations. I’ve read a ton of backpacking books lately. Feb 20, James Fearn rated it liked it.

If you know nothing about lightweight backpacking but are curious to learn you should check out this book. For each category, the pros and cons of each gear selection were considered. This 90 minute read just isn’t detailed enough for anyone seriously interested in the subject and the information is just covered in more detail elsewhere.