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 sophisticated their strategies in the course of those journeys, Ray grew to become confident of the significance of decreasing the complete weight carried. Ray Jardine has written books, according to their stories. the 1st one is The Pacific Crest path Hiker's instruction manual, all for what's had to whole the PCT, but additionally emphasizing common methods for winning backpacking, together with ultralight gear.

The moment one via Ray Jardine is past Backpacking - Ray Jardine's advisor to light-weight mountaineering, increasing the tips within the first booklet.

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