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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756635220
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/18/2008
  • Series: Be Prepared Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction     6
Clothing and Equipment
Choosing gear     10
Clothing     12
Footwear     20
Backpacks     24
Tents     28
Sleeping gear     32
Cooking equipment     36
Essential equipment     40
Specialist equipment     44
Organizing a Hike
Organizing a local hike     52
Organizing an independent trip     56
Preparing for hiking     62
On The Trail
All about walking     70
Finding your way     76
Hiking in difficult terrain     82
Climatic conditions     92
Basic safety     96
Camping
Sleeping in the open     100
Food and water     106
No-trace camping     114
Overcoming Challenges
Improvizing in the field     118
Severe weather     122
Getting back on route     126
Animal encounters     130
First Aid
Common ailments     134
Medical emergencies     138
Resources     150
Index     153
Acknowledgments     160
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