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More Everyday Wisdom: Trail-Tested Advice from the Experts / Edition 1
     

More Everyday Wisdom: Trail-Tested Advice from the Experts / Edition 1

by Karen Berger, Daniel R. Smith
 

ISBN-10: 0898868998

ISBN-13: 9780898868999

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The

Want to know why a forest smells different before it starts to rain? Or how long a pair of hiking boots should last? Find the answers to these questions as well as hundreds more practical, helpful tips for enjoying the back country.

More Everyday Wisdom provides brilliant improvisations for worst-case scenarios and advice to avoid the most common (and

Overview

Want to know why a forest smells different before it starts to rain? Or how long a pair of hiking boots should last? Find the answers to these questions as well as hundreds more practical, helpful tips for enjoying the back country.

More Everyday Wisdom provides brilliant improvisations for worst-case scenarios and advice to avoid the most common (and obscure) problems. These backcountry basics will help you plan your trips, become a better problem-solver, and learn to how to stay comfortable.

Author Karen Berger has hiked more than 10,000 miles on five continents. She is one of fewer than 50 people who have through-hiked the Applachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898868999
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Backpacker Magazine Series
Edition description:
FIRST
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Chapter 1How to Plan: Getting to the Trailhead11
Chapter 2Where to Hike: Destinations for Long and Short Dream Hikes27
Chapter 3Food: Satisfying Meals that Travel Well63
Chapter 4Outfitting: Gear that's Worth Its Weight77
Chapter 5Stepping Out: Backpacking and Trail Techniques117
Chapter 6Snow and Ice: Alpine Conditions and Winter Camping133
Chapter 7A Woman's World: Personal Safety, Hiking Partners, and Hygiene143
Chapter 8Groups and Impact: Leading Others and Treading Lightly151
Chapter 9Health, Fitness, and Safety: Preparing--and Repairing--Your Body161
Chapter 10The Natural World: Interacting with Your Environment177
Bibliography199
Index201

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