The Winter Camping Handbook: Wilderness Travel & Adventure in the Cold-Weather Months

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A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide considered the authoritative resource for winter camping.
Winter camping has its own special allure: the splendid quiet of a winter forest, the hush of falling snow, the thrill of gliding over ice and snow on skis. From building a snow shelter to traveling comfortably in sub-zero temperatures, The Winter Camping Handbook covers everything you'll need to know in order to enjoy wilderness travel and adventure in the cold weather ...

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Overview

A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide considered the authoritative resource for winter camping.
Winter camping has its own special allure: the splendid quiet of a winter forest, the hush of falling snow, the thrill of gliding over ice and snow on skis. From building a snow shelter to traveling comfortably in sub-zero temperatures, The Winter Camping Handbook covers everything you'll need to know in order to enjoy wilderness travel and adventure in the cold weather months. Extremely user-friendly, the book's step-by-step approach covers everything from choosing a location to explore, selecting teammates, planning the trip, winterizing a travel vehicle, gear selection, travel skills and navigation, making camp, food and nutrition, dealing with winter safety concerns, and even camping with children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881507829
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 828,074
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Writer and photographer Stephen Gorman's photo-essay books include Thoreau's New England, Wild New England: A Celebration of Our Region's Natural Beauty, Northeastern Wilds: Journeys of Discovery in the Northern Forest, and The American Wilderness: Journeys into Distant and Historic Landscapes. He has worked on assignment for Men's Journal, National Geographic publications, Discovery Channel publications, Sports Illustrated, The Boston Globe Magazine, Sierra, Outside, and Yankee, among others. He lives in Norwich, VT.
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Table of Contents


Preface     7
Introduction     9
Wintering     13
Planning     19
Groups and Leadership     27
Before You Go     37
Gear for Camping     51
Gear for Wearing     81
Gear for Travel     91
Food and Nutrition     109
On Trail     119
Backcountry Skiing and Riding     137
Rock and Ice     149
In Camp     169
Camping with Kids     191
Cold Injuries     199
Afterword     207
Other Places to Learn     209
First Aid Kit     213
The Hut-to-Hut Alternative     215
Index     219
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