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The Outward Bound Backpacker's Handbook
     

The Outward Bound Backpacker's Handbook

by Glenn Randall
 

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The Outward Bound Backpacker's Handbook opens up a world of fun and adventure to anyone. Whether you are planning to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail or just take a short hike on a local trail, this guide presents all the essential information you'll need to do it with skill and confidence. Here you will find invaluable advice and tips on: finding the right boots,

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The Outward Bound Backpacker's Handbook opens up a world of fun and adventure to anyone. Whether you are planning to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail or just take a short hike on a local trail, this guide presents all the essential information you'll need to do it with skill and confidence. Here you will find invaluable advice and tips on: finding the right boots, tents, and sleeping bags; keeping warm in cold weather and staying cool in hot weather; packing a backpack with the greatest efficiency; planning the best trip; being an environmentally friendly hiker; staying found; trekking with children; dealing with mosquitoes, poison plants, bears, and everything in between; treating injuries and other first-aid concerns; and much, much more. (51/2 X 81/4, 232 pages, illustrations, diagrams)

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Ted Kerasote
Experienced and new campers alike will find a caring environmental ethic along with impeccable advice on choosing equipment.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567315806
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Pages:
222

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Without question the best backpacking manual I have ever seen.
— Author of Into Thin Air

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