Publisher Heading Into Non-electronic World

I’m taking off next week on what I plan to be a 7-8 day backpacking trip in local territory. I haven’t done seriously backpacking for decades, so not sure how it will turn out, but it’s a trip I’ve been thinking about for years. Got a 2-1/2 lb tent, titanium pots, beautiful Western Mountaineering sleeping bag, freeze-dried food…equipment I couldn’t have dreamed of back in the 60s with Kelty pack and lots of poundage in Tuolomne Meadows and Big Sur forays.

   I’ll be away from electronics, not to mention electricity, for a week. Paul Wingate used to talk about going to a remote cabin in the woods and getting away from “the 60-cycle hum.”

   I’ve put up posts so there should be one a day while I’m gone. A friend asked yesterday, will you be taking pictures. Ha!

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

7 Responses to Publisher Heading Into Non-electronic World

  1. Lloyd – I hope you've got a comfy mattress ? A good night sleep is invaluable. I got a Thermorest neoair a few season ago – weight 400g and packs up to the size of a beer can ! Changed my whole outfit.
    Hope you have a great time wayfaring.

  2. I just talked to a old gent the other day at Crane Flat that packed in and out of Tuolumne meadows back in the 50's. He told me that he bought one of Kelty's frist packs. I guess he was making them in his garage back then.
    Things have changed for the better in backpacking my pack used to be at about 80# now I can get it down to 40# for a one week trip.

    Say hello to the wilderness for me!!

    Have fun,Matt

  3. I don't understand if you are away from electronic devices how can you post here every day while you are backpacking? Somebody is going to do it for you? or you will post them all at once before leaving?

  4. TITANIUM POTS !!!!!

    OMG…that sounds WAY too hi tech…GRIN.

    Hope we will have the pleasure of many photos…

    Also, suggestion I lately heard, especially when off adventuring alone… MAKE certain to take something useful for protection, but which can be identified as actually for some common use…. Can of Bear spray…oh officer, i use that to ward off wild dogs…Titanium Mallet — oh officer i use that to pound in my tent pegs..

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