The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated

The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated

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When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in geara€”such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipmenta€”first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail for: BACKCOUNTRY SKILLSa€”how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more--illustrated with more than 100 line drawings. TRICKS OF THE TRAILa€”time-tested practical lessons learned along the way GOING ULTRALIGHTa€”downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up Every traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you'll ever needa€”this onea€”and take to the great outdoors with confidence.The director of Princeton Universitya#39;s Outdoor Action Program offers a comprehensive guide to skills, equipment, and trip planning for backpackers of all levels, in a revised handbook that includes the latest information on GPS technology, ...

Title:The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated
Author:Rick Curtis
Publisher:Three Rivers Press - 2011-05-18


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