Hiking Engine: A Hiker's Guide to the Care and Maintenance of Feet and Legs / Edition 1 by Stuart Plotkin | 9780897324052 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Hiking Engine: A Hiker's Guide to the Care and Maintenance of Feet and Legs / Edition 1

Hiking Engine: A Hiker's Guide to the Care and Maintenance of Feet and Legs / Edition 1

by Stuart Plotkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897324056

ISBN-13: 9780897324052

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

Until a hiker injures a foot or leg--a blister on the foot, a sprained ankle, an unattended scratch that gets infected--he or she might not pay a lot of attention to the care of legs and feet. The Hiking Engine increases awareness of all that can potentially go wrong on any kind of hike, so you can avoid the worst and enjoy the best.

Overview

Until a hiker injures a foot or leg--a blister on the foot, a sprained ankle, an unattended scratch that gets infected--he or she might not pay a lot of attention to the care of legs and feet. The Hiking Engine increases awareness of all that can potentially go wrong on any kind of hike, so you can avoid the worst and enjoy the best.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897324052
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Note to Readersvii
Acknowledgmentsviii
Prefaceix
Introduction1
Chapter 1Anatomy and Biomechanics7
Terminology7
Anatomy & Biomechanics9
The Foot10
The Leg15
The Knee18
The Hip and Lower Back19
Chapter 2Equipment21
Socks22
Materials22
Construction25
Sock Liners27
Foot Warmers27
Boots28
Parts of the Boot28
Choosing the Right Boot33
Buying Boots35
Breaking in Your Boots38
Boot Care39
Orthotics40
Arch Supports and Shoe Inserts42
Other Equipment44
Water Filters44
Walking Sticks44
Gaiters45
Packs46
First Aid Kits46
Maps, Compasses, and GPS Units47
Chapter 3Preparation and Maintenance49
Fitness and Stamina50
Aerobic Exercise50
Dieting54
Stretching and Strengthening Exercises56
Hamstrings57
Calf59
Anterior Tibial60
Quadriceps61
The Back62
Foot Preparation63
Planning Your Hike65
On the Trail69
Hiking Techniques69
Environmental Risks73
Chapter 4First Aid75
General Injuries77
Skin Injuries77
Skin Disorders85
Musculoskeletal Problems: Bones, Joints, Ligaments, Muscles88
Injuries from Plants102
Insect Bites and Stings103
Snakes110
Other Animal Bites and Rabies112
Specific Injuries113
Forefoot113
Nails121
Arch and Heel128
Ankle Sprains135
Knee139
Leg144
Hip and Lower Back148
Alternative Remedies151
Homeopathic Medicine151
Acupuncture152
Reflexology153
Other Health Concerns155
Pregnancy155
Child-Specific Hiking Problems156
Senior-Specific Hiking Problems158
Hiking with Disabilities161
Some Final Words162
Afterword166
Appendix167
Index173
About the Author180

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