Trekker's Handbook: Strategies to Enhance Your Journey

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Allentown Morning Call
[Tilton's] sage advice will help ensure the success of your next multi-day hike, whether it rains...or you lose the trail.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898869576
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: Backpacker Magazine Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,078,556
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction 8
Zen and the Art of Trekking 8
The Adventure of America 10
Part 2 Before You Go 12
Gathering Information 12
Route Planning 16
When to Go 19
Trail Companions 20
Gear 22
Clothing 31
Going Light 39
Nutrition and Food Preparation 40
Health and Safety 58
Trekking with Children 62
International Trekking 66
Conditioning for the Long Trail 69
Part 3 On the Trail 76
Leave No Trace 76
Maintaining Self on the Trail 81
Navigation 86
Weather or Not 108
Campsite Selection 116
Health and Safety 121
Part 4 Coming Home 144
Appendix A Resources 147
Appendix B Bibliography 151
Index 153
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