Trail life book covers the essentials of ray and jenny jardines lightweight hiking methods and equipment including clothing and footwear, nourishment and physical conditioning, and the myriad topics that contribute to these basics. The new title reflects the multitude of updated information. If you have been around rock climbing or long distance hiking circles for a. A lightweight approach to backpacking is here to stay. Mathewson pdf download 21 aug no, my real problem with the book was the unintentional sizeest message that permeated the story. Now full of colour photos and diagrams, this new title reflects a multitude of updated information, detailing ray jardines lightweight backpacking techniques, his gear, and his methods for enjoyable and safe trekking.
Olavs way in 3 rainy weeks from oslo jul09, the via francigena in 11 weeks from canterbury augnov10 and the uk. Ray jardine found himself in the middle of a raging controversy. He is the author of the pct hikers handbook, beyond backpacking, siku kayak, the ray way tarp book, and trail life. But if your budget only allows for one book, then purchase ultralight backpackin tips, by mike clelland. Ray jardine s trail life is a must for anyone thinking about doing the pct and a good idea for the jmt. Now full of colour photos and diagrams, this new title reflects a multitude of updated information, detailing ray jardine s lightweight backpacking techniques, his gear, and his methods for enjoyable and safe trekking and camping.
Trail life usas highest award is the freedom award for which the potential recipients must choose a major and two minor subjects and lead the development and implementation of a communityoriented servant leadership project. Ray jardine s guide to lightweight hiking by ray jardine and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Like ray jardine, i learned my camping and backpacking skills in scouts. Ray jardine trail life pdf ray jardine is an american rock climber who, with bill price, in may, was the first to free at a slower pace. This flies in the face of the limited life of synthetics, generally. Some 35 years and 20,000 miles of experience are distilled in trail life. So in the fall of 2008, trail life emerged as a reflection of the evolution of my thought and techniques. Some of his ideas and recommendations are a bit nutty, but then, even ray admits that everybody needs to develop their own style, based on the principles that he provides. The goal of this example is to show you how to get a node. Willis this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere in the. Home forums gear forums gear general ray jardine closes shop viewing 25 posts 1 through 25 of 62 total 1 2 3 forums are supported by our merchant partners disclosure rei coupons zpacks hyperlite patagonia arcteryx rbtr drop backcountry feathered friends. It is hard for us to accept that we just spent 500 miles or whatever of hiking with equipment of which half we never used. This book was rereleased and renamed in 1996 under its current name of trail life with the current version released in 2009.
Now full of colour photos and diagrams, this new title reflects a multitude of updated information, detailing ray jardine s lightweight backpacking techniques, his gear. What is the best way to define lightweight backpacking. Jan 01, 2009 trained in aerospace engineering, ray jardine has also pursued numerous outdoor activities. I enjoy his light hearted style and am a big fan of his art work. The guide also assumes you have a working docker installation and a basic understanding of how a node. The pacific crest trail hikers handbook hit like a thunderclap for countless. This replaces all the texts that i used many years. Ultralight backpacking and hiking outdoor gear design, ultralight. There is plenty of wisdom for day hikers and weekend backpackers. Whether its a guidebook, or the story of someones life changing experience, each. There are chapters on the safety of lightweight hiking and on packweight evolution. Download ray jardine trail life ebook is not a file locker and doesn t support filesharing for profit.
Timecheck december 10, at trail life is for all hikers, at all levels of experience, from beginners to the most advanced. The 3rd version of his classic lightweight backpacking book. There are several gear chapters, including backpack, tarp and tent, quilt. They enjoy the outdoors, but they dont understand our need to feature faith, values.
Royal robbins, grand master of the climbing world, wrote that the new cams made climbing too easy. He is the author of the pct hikers handbook, beyond backpacking, siku kayak, the rayway tarp book, and trail life. Ray jardine remains the premier spokesman for lightweight backpacking. This is ray s new, fullcolor, 2009 edition of his bestselling beyond backpacking. The three aims are what trail life hopes to achieve in the lives of boys through use of the nine program methods guided by the six program emphases. Trail life, by ray jardine the ultimate hikers gear guide, andrew skurka i highly recommend all three of these books. Trail life book covers the essentials of ray and jenny jardine s lightweight hiking methods and equipment including clothing and footwear, nourishment and physical conditioning, and the myriad topics that contribute to these basics. My library system multi county thing my has plenty of beyond backpacking copies and actually has my personaloriginal copy of the pct hikers handbook. Nov 02, 2015 the ray way is more than just a long distance hikers folklore philosophy. Ray jardines lightweight backpacking by ray jardine. The guide is intended for development, and not for a production deployment. In my younger days a typical weekend load could hover around 50 pounds and it was just plain miserable. This is ray jardines new, fullcolour, 2009 edition of his bestselling book beyond backpacking.
His 25,000 miles of trail experience just scratches the surface of his sweeping array of accomplishments. In either case, regardless of your backpacking experience, you should read this book, or at least parts of it. Technology made the sport more visible and accessible. This 2009 publication is the updated version of rays classic 1990 beyond backpacking. Guide to lightweight hiking now updated and revised as trail life.
There are enough adventures and life stories to keep it a fun and light read and the pictures are beautiful. Amaryl lids to download pdf you need some things, like my website and the name of the file. When i has hiking the pacific crest trail i met a man a few miles outside of cascade locks who had recently had both. Trail life ray jardines lightweight backpacking australian hiker. In addition to being an organization, trail life usa is also a movement, created at the grassroots level by a group of people dedicated to biblical values.
The challenge from the lightweight backpacking pdf format. An experienced hiker, climber and adventurer, jardine used his experience with carrying. You may not like ray jardine when you are finished reading this book. When he came out with beyond backpacking in 1999, i snatched it up and again devoured his tips. Ray s basic theory is that if you pack light enough, you can travel 2 or 3 times further with the same energy. Jan 11, 2019 amaryl lids to download pdf you need some things, like my website and the name of the file.
John muir trail how to get permits, what are the classic. The project gutenberg ebook of the biotic associations of cockroaches, by louis m. By using many not all of jardine s suggestions, i have stripped pounds off my back, without sacrificing comfort. The book was revised and retitled in as beyond backpacking, and revised and retitled again in as trail life. Australian hiker trail life ray jardines lightweight. While there have now been a number of books written on this topic including a number that have only been recently released, trail life ray jardines lightweight backpacking is very much worth a read.
Categories gear, musings, the hiking life blog tags backpacking, hiking, ray jardine, thruhiking, ultralight, ultralight backpacking, wonderland trail in a nutshell the hiking life is a compilation of tips and advice on trip planning, lightweight backpacking techniques, and improving your wilderness skill set. Like ray, i was so prepared for any contingency that i could hardly lift my pack. Trail life book covers the essentials of ray and jenny jardines lightweight hiking methods and equipment including clothing and footwear, nourishment. Now full of colour photos and diagrams, this new title reflects a multitude of updated information, detailing ray jardine s lightweight backpacking techniques, his gear, and his methods for. Ray and jenny claim 25000 miles of trail tested tips, and i have adopted their approach and equipment for 2000 miles with complete satisfaction. For anyone who enjoys stepping out on the trail, whether for short jaunts in a local park or a multiday backcountry trek, this fun, colourful book details everything you need to know about travelling backcountry light and fast. Thoughts and ideas on ray jardines and other hiking. The book was revised and retitled in as beyond backpackingand revised and retitled again nardine as trail life. Description of the book the ultimate hikers gear guide. Of course, ray jardine says weve been doing it all wrong. Ray jardine is an american rock climber who, with bill price, in may, was the first to free at a slower pace. Mar 12, 2015 long before i got into my fascination with bicycles, i discovered ultralight backpacking. Feb 14, 2017 trail lifes views on standing for faith are further underlined the evening of the training weekend, as the men move down the hill to a clearing in the woods lit by a raging bonfire.
The reason why some were and are offended by rays way is that the truth can hurt. Now full of colour photos and diagrams, this new title reflects a multitude of updated information, detailing ray jardines lightweight. Ray jardine born in 1944 is an american rock climber who, with bill price, in may 1979, was. Finishing the pct pix december 10, at jardine is noted eay ray jardine trail life and developing the springloaded camming devices called friends that revolutionized ray jardine trail life climbing in the late s. Reflections on trail life by ray jardine hiking the great. This 400 page book with color photos details ray jardine s lightweight backpacking techniques, his gear, and his methods for enjoyable and safe hiking and camping.
Ray jardines new book trail life ive been a ray jardine fan ever since i read his first book, the pacific crest trail hikers handbook, back around 1995. Unlike ray, i didnt figure it out for myselfi had to read his book. Trail life, the ray way tarp book essential, beyond backpacking, siku kayak, the pct hikers handbook. This is ray jardine s new, fullcolour, edition of his bestselling book beyond backpacking. Many walkers claim that this book, which has evolved through several. This is a must have, must read book for any backpacker doing more than 12 nights out in the woods.
Then, further up the pct, ray day marks the official day that trail legend. Longdistance hiker, designer and builder of aerospace composite kayaks, baja and arctic alaska sea kayaker, canadian barrenlands canoeist, crosscountry hang glider pilot. The ray jardine designed golite breeze ultralight backpack was recently recognized by. During this era, the friend was developed by ray jardine, and sticky boot rubber was introduced. Items shown in italics above were designed and constructed by ray. It details his present system of long distance thruhiking, which is based on 25,000 miles of trailtested knowhow. Feb 14, 2017 others, however, considered them unethical and said using friends was akin to cheating. Ray was advancing the sport more than any other person at the time, said bridwell. No movement has ever enjoyed universal support, and you will meet people who oppose the trail life. Artificial climbing walls, sport climbing, and the use of portable battery operated. Ray jardine s lightweight backpacking this is ray jardine s new, fullcolour, 2009 edition of his bestselling book beyond backpacking. Ray jardine has probably done more than anyone else in.44 1442 1225 664 410 1658 68 605 481 1327 407 1351 1554 1536 501 620 942 1103 1394 1493 566 250 487 1367 138 1052 671 1418 102 204 942 575