Hiking and Backpacking

Hiking and Backpacking

Essential Skills, Equipment, and Safety

Book - 2005
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Perseus Publishing
If you want to enjoy a well-planned, well-equipped day hike or backpacking trek, take charge of your outing with Hiking and Backpacking. The book demystifies the outdoor experience, proving that you don't have to be a wilderness warrior to get back to nature and have fun. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned path master, the wealth of tips, techniques, and tricks will have you trailblazing like never before. Whether you're out for an easy stroll, an overnight hike, or are tackling a long trail, Hiking and Backpacking: Essential Skills, Equipment, and Safety is the ticket to enjoying a safe and rewarding trail experience.


Globe Fearon Co
Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques provides backpackers of all skill levels with the fundamental techniques and advanced tricks of trailsmithing needed to plan and carry out an enjoyable and rewarding outdoor adventure.

Don't let a poorly planned, ill-equipped backpacking trek dissolve into the worst nightmare. Take charge with Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques and get ready to hit the trail and have a good time! This guide demystifies the outdoor experience, proving that backpackers don't have to be wilderness warriors to get back to nature and have fun. Whether they are novices or seasoned path slappers, these tips, skills, techniques, and tricks will have them trailblazing like never before.

Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques is organized the same way backpackers would carry out any trip. The planning section details all the options for hikers and suggests ways to pick the best trails to fit their ability, time, and interests. There's even a section for those serious about long-distance hikes. And, whether they are out for one night or tackling a thru hike, Backpacking gives them advice on the most daunting aspect of backpacking: gear. Logue offers advice on which equipment is essential and examines important features that should be inspected prior to buying anything.

Once they are on the trail, Backpacking keeps them on the trail with advice on learning to pace themselves, crossing streams safely, hiking in snow, navigating with GPS, and using a map and compass. And when the hike is done, look no further for help in finding a good camp, setting up their kitchen, and maintaining and repairing equipment.

Whether backpackers go with a group or by themselves, for one day or an extended trip, Backpacking offers time-tested advice and tips that will help make their trip more rewarding.


Publisher Group West
If you want to enjoy a well-planned, well-equipped day hike or backpacking trek, take charge of your outing with Hiking and Backpacking. The book demystifies the outdoor experience, proving that you don't have to be a wilderness warrior to get back to nature and have fun. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned path master, the wealth of tips, techniques, and tricks will have you trailblazing like never before. Whether you're out for an easy stroll, an overnight hike, or are tackling a long trail, Hiking and Backpacking: Essential Skills, Equipment, and Safety is the ticket to enjoying a safe and rewarding trail experience.


Publisher: Birmingham, Ala. : Menasha Ridge Press, c2005
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780897325844
0897325842
Characteristics: xii, 323 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm

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