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The Backpacker S Handbook 4th Edition

Author: Chris Townsend
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007175959X
Size: 75.43 MB
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What you need to know before you hit the trails Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Reviews from previous editions "The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere." --Backpack (UK) "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense." --Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book." —Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading." —Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

The Backpacker S Handbook

Author: Chris Townsend
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071460136
Size: 60.45 MB
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"The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere."—Backpack (UK) This enormously practical guide includes everything from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys—such as how to ford rivers safely and how to choose a route through untracked terrain. As a gear advisor, this book is unequaled. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Now in its third edition, The Backpacker's Handbook also covers desert hiking, ultralight backpacking, and adventure trekking in distant corners of the globe. Indeed, there is little about backpacking Chris Townsend does not cover. This trusted reference will prepare you for the challenges and excitement of backpacking the wilderness. "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense."—Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book."—Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading."—Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

Backpacker Magazine S Backpacking Basics

Author: Clyde Soles
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762767758
Size: 47.87 MB
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Bakpacking Basics informs readers about choosing where to go; selecting the appropriate gear; properly packing their equipment; finding their way in the wilderness; and planning easy and tasty meals. This handy pocket-sized guide is 96 pages, includes two popouts, and incorporates color photos, charts, and illustrations as needed throughout the interior.

Ultralight Backpackin Tips

Author: Mike Clelland
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762768878
Size: 24.90 MB
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Walking into the wilderness with a pack on your back is an empowering experience—all the more so when that pack on your back isn’t weighing you down. That’s where this book comes in. Outdoors expert and celebrated illustrator Mike Clelland offers advanced techniques on how to pack light without sacrificing the essentials or your safety yet staying well fed and comfortable. Written in the tradition of the successful Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Telemark Tips, with 153 trail-tested tips full of solid advice, as well as more than 100 humorous and helpful illustrations, Ultralight Backpackin' Tips is the ultimate guide for backpackers serious about traveling ultralight. Just a few of the top ten tips expounded upon in the book: * Use a scale. * Comfortable and safe are vital! * Make your own stuff, and making it out of trash is always the best! * It’s okay to be nerdy. * Try something new each and every time you go camping. * Know the difference between wants and needs.

Backpacking One Step At A Time

Author: Harvey Manning
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN:
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Describes the skills and materials involved in cross-country hiking and stresses the need to preserve the environment

The Ultimate Hiker S Gear Guide

Author: Andrew Skurka
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426217846
Size: 20.77 MB
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"A show-and-tell guide to clothing, footwear, backpacks, shelter and sleep systems, camp stoves, and more, as well as tips on foot care, campsite selection, and hiking efficiency, this single book contains all the knowledge you'll need to hit the trail, "--Amazon.com.

Leave No Trace

Author: Annette McGiveney
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594851972
Size: 27.59 MB
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CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "Principles To Live By" from Leave No Trace * Wilderness ethics for minimizing impact on fellow wilderness travelers and wildlife * A portion of the proceeds goes to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Beyond cleaning up your trash and not cutting down trees for firewood, how far should you go to minimize your impact on wilderness lands? What is really important, and what is too extreme? Annette McGivney provides thoughtful answers based on scientific facts. She presents practical tips and techniques tailored for hikers, climbers, backcountry skiers, mountain bikers, equestrians, sea kayakers, canoeists, and rafters. And most importantly, there are tips for teaching Leave No Trace practices to children and others.

Backpacking

Author: Adrienne Hall
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070260276
Size: 41.48 MB
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Offers tips on equipment, clothing, supplies, cooking, physical fitness, safety, and protecting the environment

Lightweight Backpacking And Camping

Author: Ryan Jordan
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1105116646
Size: 10.74 MB
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LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING AND CAMPING offers insight into gear selection and techniques that can be used to reduce pack weight and decrease the margin of risk that occurs by taking less weight in the backcountry. This book is an ideal primer for the lightweight backpacking student who desires to build a solid foundation of knowledge about equipment and skills.