Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker's Guide to Ultralight Hiking and Backpacking

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Justin Lichter, a.k.a. Trauma, divulges hundreds of valuable tips and advice based on his more than 35,000 miles of hiking across the country and beyond. Trail Tested is a comprehensive guide to hiking and backpacking. Whether you're a new hiker looking for expert advice, an experienced hiker looking to hone your skills, or a thru-hiker gearing up for a 6-month trip, this book is packed with priceless information to make your trip a successful and comfortable one.
Paperback264 pages
Date PublishedMay 21, 2013
Dimensions9.1 x 7.5 x 0.7 in
  • Author: Justin Lichter
  • Gear advice, including backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, ultralight shetlers, and clothing
  • Gear maintenance and repair
  • Ultralight tips for novices to gram-counters
  • Low-impact camping and hiking
  • Campsite selection
  • Hiking with dogs
  • Navigating the backcountry
  • Winter camping
  • First aid
  • Weather forecasting
  • Advanced techniques for creating routes, cross-country hiking, fording rivers, multi-sport adventures, and animal encounters
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