Only The Lightest Camping Equipment Offers Free Ultralight Backpacking Book

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Only The Lightest Camping Equipment announces a key addition to their website, a free book on lightweight backpacking called "The Ultimate Ultralight Backpacking Book." It contains 30 chapters, plus bonus chapters. Backpackers can also shop from a complete line of lightweight gear.

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Steve Green, owner of Only The Lightest Camping Equipment, announced today that his company has released a complete, free book on ultralight backpacking on his website The book is titled, "The Ultimate Ultralight Backpacking Book." The company, located at 990 SE Harlow Court in Troutdale, OR, is a web-based supplier of ultralight hiking gear.

"We are happy to give our customers total instruction on ultralight backpacking with this new, downloadable book. This helps hikers enjoy their adventures by hiking with less weight, and they can make more informed buying decisions," Green said. "The book gives backpackers complete, free help on how they can reduce the weight of their pack and have more fun, the very essence of hiking."

The book includes information on how to lighten every piece of gear in your pack item-by-item. You can make the greatest weight savings on your pack, tent, and sleeping bag, but the book includes information on all your gear. The chapters include information on lightweight food, clothing, water treatment, first aid, and insect protection.

You can read about hiking styles such as day hiking, long-distance hiking, sharing your load with a friend, camping in solitary campsites, backpacking with kids, and hiking with boy scouts.

The book is designed to be easy to read and downloaded and shared with friends. It can be used on hiking club websites and personal websites.

The emphasis has been to help customers enjoy their time on the website and make it informative and easy to use. Backpackers can choose from an assortment of lightweight packs, tents, sleeping bags, clothing, cooking equipment, and a full line of accessories.

Mr. Green started Only The Lightest in 1993 using small, national advertisements and a catalog of lightweight gear. His personal enthusiasm for ultralight hiking has guided his product choices. It is easy to shop at mainstream backpacking outfitters and end up carrying loads over 40 pounds. The goal at Only The Lightest is to have customers comfortably and safely carrying less than 20 pounds.

Steve enjoys talking to customers and sharing personal expertise that cannot be found when shopping at big box retailers. This personal service has produced some extremely loyal customers who enthusiastically talk about how much more fun they have when backpacking with less weight.

A photo gallery personalizes the website. A strong set of links shows hikers other helpful ultralight hiking sites and organizations.

For additional information on the launching of this new website, contact Steve Green or visit Most of the ultralight backpacking products offered are available for same-day shipping by priority mail.

About Only The Lightest Camping Equipment:
Only The Lightest Camping Equipment is a web-based company specializing in lightweight hiking gear and has been serving backpackers since 1993.

Steve Green
Only The Lightest Camping Equipment
FAX 503-666-9365

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