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The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Three Rivers Pr
Publication date March 1, 1998
Pages 374
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780517887837
ISBN-10 0517887835
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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Summary
The director of Princeton University Outdoor Action, one of the country's most respected outdoor programs, offers a comprehensive guide to skills, equipment, and trip planning for backpackers of all levels. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Backpacker's Field Manual has been the bible of the Princeton University Outdoor Action Program for more than a decade, field-tested by one of the most respected outdoor programs in the country. It is the most comprehensive backpacking guide available--broad in scope while still focused on the essential skills and information that backpackers need to travel safely and comfortably in the wilderness. Backpackers of all levels will find this book indispensable:
before you start your trip, for deciding on an itinerary, selecting equipment, and figuring out what food, clothing, and other supplies to pack;        
once you're out in the wilderness, for choosing a campsite, setting up camp, navigating with map and compass, identifying trees and plants, and preparing meals (recipes included!);
if something unexpected happens, for finding a lost person, seeking shelter in a lightning storm, and performing first aid for common injuries.
        
More than 100 line drawings illustrate such useful skills as how to set up a tarp, repair your stove, wrap an injured ankle, predict the weather, and much more. And scattered throughout are Tricks of the Trail, additional tips for successful backcountry hiking.  
        
Any traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, pack the only guide you'll need--this one.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780517887837 Book cover for 9781400053094
 
Rev upd edition from Three Rivers Pr (May 24, 2005)
9781400053094 | details & prices | 440 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The director of Princeton University'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, ultra-light hiking equipment, first aid, trip planning, resources for professional outdoor leaders, and more.
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from Three Rivers Pr (March 1, 1998)
9780517887837 | details & prices | 374 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Provides information on the essential skills and equipment needed by backpackers and campers, including first aid, determining the weather, and making repairs at camp

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