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MAKING CAMP: The Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Paddlers & Skiers
     

MAKING CAMP: The Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Paddlers & Skiers

by Steve Howe, Alan Kesselheim, John Harlin III
 

* Basic camping information followed by activity-specific advice

* The only multi-activity camping book available

* Covers trip preparation, site and equipment selection, and breaking camp

No matter how you plan to enjoy the backcountry -- by foot, water, bike, or skis -- there are some basic steps to creating a home away from home. This manual will help

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* Basic camping information followed by activity-specific advice

* The only multi-activity camping book available

* Covers trip preparation, site and equipment selection, and breaking camp

No matter how you plan to enjoy the backcountry -- by foot, water, bike, or skis -- there are some basic steps to creating a home away from home. This manual will help you avoid mishaps and effectively plan the camping component of your trip. Gleaned from the life-time experiences of four Backpacker field experts, this compendium of advice, checklists, suggestions, priorities, rules of thumb, and special considerations presents the best from the best.

Whether you're planning a two-week backpack on the Pacific Crest Trail, a week-long canoe trip in Upper Michigan, your first winter weekend in the snow, or a fat-tire tour through fall aspens, you'll want to know the drill. Learn how to select sites, arrange your kitchen, build a port-a-potty, pitch a tent, build a fire, and leave no trace. All the details of starting, making, and breaking camp are not created equal, so read what the experts have to say before leaving home.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Well organized and entertaining, these two additions to the field of camping literature provide a great deal of information to outdoor adventurers, though some overlap does exist. Berger, a contributing editor to Backpacker magazine, gives practical advice to help hikers survive and enjoy their outdoor experiences, addressing pretrip planning, food, cooking, weather, health, first aid, and water. Her love of camping and the wilderness is obvious throughout, making for a fun as well as vastly informative book. Howe, a field editor for Backpacker magazine, contributes the first chapter (about hiking) to Making Camp. Alan Kesselheim, a contributing editor for Canoe & Kayak magazine, writes the second chapter, dealing with the particulars of travel by canoe, kayak, and raft, and subsequent chapters are also written by experts. The final chapter addresses the highly adventurous sport of winter camping. Part of a series on backcountry skills, these two works are comprehensive and easy to use. For public libraries.Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svcs., Wondervu, Col.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898865226
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Backpacker Series
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN HARLIN III has served as editor of the American Alpine Journal, is a contributing editor to Backpacker magazine, and is the author of the book Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain that Killed My Father. Harlin lives with his family in Hood River, Oregon.

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