Everyday Wisdom: 1001 Expert Tips for Hikers

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Here are expert tips and tricks for hikers and backpackers covering everything from packing and planning to field repairs and emergency improvisations.

Can't find the hole in the air mattress? Need tips for backcountry meals? A surprise cold front has rolled in...need some improvised gloves, fast? You'll find the answers in Everyday Wisdom: 1001 Expert Tips for Hikers by Karen Berger. A few small tricks from a seasoned expert make all the ...

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Overview

Here are expert tips and tricks for hikers and backpackers covering everything from packing and planning to field repairs and emergency improvisations.

Can't find the hole in the air mattress? Need tips for backcountry meals? A surprise cold front has rolled in...need some improvised gloves, fast? You'll find the answers in Everyday Wisdom: 1001 Expert Tips for Hikers by Karen Berger. A few small tricks from a seasoned expert make all the difference.

Here is a one-stop easy-to-use collection of practical advice, time-saving tips, problem-solving techniques, brilliant improvisations, and everyday wisdom to show hikers how to make their way, and make do, in the backcountry. The secret is preparing for the predictable and solving problems by avoiding them. Learn about the basics, food and kitchen, travel across backcountry terrain, creating comfort, weather issues, staying healthy, water, field repairs, equipment maintenance between trips, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898865233
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: Backpacker Magazine Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 777,395
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

"I remembered a Swahili sailor..." 7
Ch. 1 Backpacking Basics: What You Need to Know Before You Go 11
Ch. 2 Food as Fuel: Planning Menus to Stoke Your Stomach 34
Ch. 3 On the Trail: Prepped for Adventure 57
Ch. 4 The Comfort Zone: Making Your Home in the Woods 74
Ch. 5 At the Chuckwagon: Backcountry Cookcraft 99
Ch. 6 Weather: How to Laugh at Stormy Skies 109
Ch. 7 Healthy Hiker: Dealing with Bumps, Bites, and Blisters 127
Ch. 8 Water: Finding It, Treating It, and Avoiding Parasitic Distress 161
Ch. 9 Field Repairs: Beyond Safety Pins and Duct Tape 175
Ch. 10 Between Trips: A Little Maintenance Prevents a Lot of Mildew 186
Index 201
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