Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques

Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques

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It's time to hit the trail! Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques 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 trekmaster, these tips and tricks will have you trailblazing like never before.

Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced

Overview

It's time to hit the trail! Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques 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 trekmaster, these tips and tricks will have you trailblazing like never before.

Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques is organized the same way you would begin any trip. The planning section details all the options for hikers and suggests ways to pick the best trails to fit your ability, time, and interests. There's even a section for those who dare to challenge serious long-distance hikes. And of course, Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques gives you the low-down on how to choose your gear from the abundance of hitech equipment available.

Once you're on the trail, Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques helps out with advice on learning to pace yourself, crossing streams safely, hiking in snow, and using a map and compass. And when the hike is done, look no further for help in finding a good camp, setting up your kitchen, and maintaining and repairing equipment.

Individuals, families, and groups will benefit from the simple, easy-to-understand lessons found in Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques. With a little knowledge and common sense, anyone can strap on a pack and enjoy a safe and rewarding back-country holiday.

Editorial Reviews

Backpacking: Essential Skills To Advanced Techniques clearly explains every aspect of the outdoor experience of hiking on foot through the outdoors. The planning section details all the options for picking the best trails to fit ability, time and interests. There is a useful section devoted to those who dare to embark on serious long-distance hikes. The reader is provided with all the information needed to safely and competently select the gear most appropriate to the hiking project from the hi-tech equipment available to today's outdoor enthusiast. Backpack also offers sound and practical advice on pacing oneself, crossing streams, hiking in snow, using a map & compass, finding a good camp, setting up a kitchen, as well as maintaining and repairing equipment. Very highly recommended for the outdoor enthusiast, Backpacking is an ideal introduction for the novice, and offers a wealth of information, tips & techniques that even the more experienced backpacker will appreciate and benefit by.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897323239
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.13(d)

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