Aimed specifically at the novice outdoor adventurer, this comprehensive guide explains the essential gear, preparations, precautions, and techniques required for day hiking and short backpacking trips. Through informative, entertaining, and encouraging personal anecdotes, the guide emphasizes the physical, aesthetic, and spiritual benefits of spending time in nature. Essential first aid and map-reading information is also included.Parting words ac Buy a closed-cell pad or a self-inflating foam mattress with a repair kit. ac Never use a plain air mattress (the kind kids use in pools). Labels to look for Sleeping bags Image 5.6: The self-inflating foam mat can be converted into aanbsp;...
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