The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition / Edition 4

The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition / Edition 4

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by Chris Townsend
     
 

ISBN-10: 007175489X

ISBN-13: 9780071754897

Pub. Date: 10/10/2011

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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

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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)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071754897
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/10/2011
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
180,826
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
FlametamerEF More than 1 year ago
Years of practical experience are demonstrated in the authors approach to maximizing the enjoyment and minimizing the problems common to backpacking. Debates on equipment are minimal and preferential but the options are there. Would recommend to any novice or experienced outdoor enthusiast including Boy Scouts!
MaterialGuy More than 1 year ago
This is a book of equipment and methodology or techniques for backpacking. It is excellent in the coverage of the different types of equipment currently on the market. Is is one of the books any backpacker might want on the shelf. If I didn't have nearly two dozen existing books, I am sure I would be raving about the many new insights in the book.
eagle1LF More than 1 year ago
Very informative but has a lot of repitition of subject mater easy to read and interesting.