The Backpacker's Handbook, 2nd Edition

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Winner of the Outdoor Writers Guild award for excellence, this inspired guide from one of the world's best-traveled adventurers offers essential, up-to-the-minute information and advice on all aspects of backcountry trekking for hikers and backpackers of every stripe. From planning and techniques to gear, it's all covered in succinct, highly readable fashion in an expanded, visually arresting update of a proven bestseller. The Backpacker's Handbook is the only major guide to deliver an in-depth look at all ...
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Winner of the Outdoor Writers Guild award for excellence, this inspired guide from one of the world's best-traveled adventurers offers essential, up-to-the-minute information and advice on all aspects of backcountry trekking for hikers and backpackers of every stripe. From planning and techniques to gear, it's all covered in succinct, highly readable fashion in an expanded, visually arresting update of a proven bestseller. The Backpacker's Handbook is the only major guide to deliver an in-depth look at all backpacking styles, from ultralight to long-distance hiking. New material on trekking in challenging environments such as deserts and mountains will appeal to hikers who love to push the envelope. Chris Townsend's anecdotal style makes for a book that invites reading from cover to cover, yet is designed to let readers find specific topics quickly. The Backpacker's Handbook teaches us how to make traveling through the wild truly enjoyable and fulfilling while protecting its natural beauty.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070653153
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second EditionAcknowledgments Introduction: Into the Wilderness 1. Preparing for the Trail Fitness The Art of Walking Going Alone Slackpacking and Powerhiking Planning 2. Choosing and Using Equipment Weight Checklists Choosing and Buying Final Thoughts 3. Footwear and Wilderness Travel Boots and Shoes: Purpose and Fit Footwear Types, Materials, and Construction Footwear Care and Repair Socks Gaiters Campwear Trekking Poles and Staffs Ice Ax Crampons Skis and Snowshoes Footcare 4. Carrying the Load: The Pack Types of Packs Suspension Systems Fitting the Pack Packbags Materials Durability Packing Putting on the Pack Pack Care Pack Accessories 5. Keeping Warm and Dry: Dressing for the Wilderness Heat Loss and Heat Production The Layer System The Vapor-Barrier Theory Legwear Headwear Gloves and Mitts Bandannas Carrying Clothes Fabric Treatment and Care 6. Shelter: Camping in the Wilderness Bivouac Bags Tarps Groundsheets Tents Design (and more...)
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