You’re the main character. You make the choices. Choose to win! You may have read sports books before, but you’ve never read one like this. You’re the main This is NOT another backpacking gear book. Backpacking the Light Way has one goal: to help backpackers lighten their loads. You need not sacrifice comfort to enter the world of ultralight backpacking, but you do need to change the way you think about gear, pack loads, and planning. Preservation of comfort is the guiding principle of this book. It allows you to learn ultralight techniques and tricks without sacrificing what’s important. Longtime professional outdoor-skills instructor Richard Light teaches field-tested, proven strategies for: Planning a modular packing system, creating gear lists that work, navigating the steps required to seriously lighten up, understanding the differences in conventional and ultralight thinking.