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Designed to be taken on the trail, The Backpacker's Field Manual is an in-depth handbook that provides backpackers of all levels, from beginners to trip leaders, all the essential information they'll need. Rick Curtis is the director of Princeton University's Outdoor Action program. 100 line drawings. 256 pp.
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Posted January 7, 2003
Amazingly conscientious and considerate of preserving the wilderness we are lucky enough to have available to us. From leaf identification to water purification how to eat and how to walk tying a knot and first aid, it¿s truly an all in one book for the outdoorsman. Don¿t walk another step or pitch another tent till you read this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 14, 2001
I wish I'd read this before I took my Scouts canoeing in the Boundary Waters. This not only covers backpacking how to and equipment, it also explains how to prevent wilderness situations from turning into emergencies, and then what to do if an emergency arises. Includes how to keep a weather eye and what to do in case you're caught in or near a forest fire. Very thorough and plain-spoken on leave no trace and personal hygiene (including female hygiene considerations). Tells how to plan and prepare, including personal conditioning before event and stretching each day on the trail. Lots of templates for planning in appendices. I'll carry this one on my every wilderness outing!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.