The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail | The Backpacker's Handbook | The Backpacker's Field Manual | Wilderness Navigation
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.
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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