Walking Softly in the Wilderness: The Sierra Club Guide to Backpacking / Edition 4 by John Hart | 9781578051236 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Walking Softly in the Wilderness: The Sierra Club Guide to Backpacking / Edition 4

Walking Softly in the Wilderness: The Sierra Club Guide to Backpacking / Edition 4

by John Hart
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578051231

ISBN-13: 9781578051236

Pub. Date: 04/11/2005

Publisher: Counterpoint Press


The ultimate manual for wilderness travelers and campers, Walking Softly in the Wilderness is the groundbreaking guide that first taught backpackers how to enjoy a genuine wilderness experience that leaves nature undisturbed.
In recent years backpacking gear and practices have undergone many changes, and all are noted and expertly evaluated by author

Overview


The ultimate manual for wilderness travelers and campers, Walking Softly in the Wilderness is the groundbreaking guide that first taught backpackers how to enjoy a genuine wilderness experience that leaves nature undisturbed.
In recent years backpacking gear and practices have undergone many changes, and all are noted and expertly evaluated by author John Hart in this new edition. Covering the latest in "ultralight" gear choices, as well as downloadable maps, portable GPS devices, and the world of online information, Hart is a sure-footed guide to this changing scene.
The qualities that established this guide as the bible of camp and trail have also been polished and honed: its level-headed advice on trip planning and packing; insights for getting the most from a wilderness trip, whether a challenging mountain scramble or a leisurely family outing; and wisdom about dealing with the unexpected, from bears to flash floods to injuries. Seventy line drawings illustrate topics ranging from bear-bagging to rigging a tarp shelter. Extensive resource listings include wilderness agencies, gear suppliers, and online information sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578051236
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
04/11/2005
Series:
Sierra Club Outdoor Adventure Guide
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
520
Sales rank:
812,886
Product dimensions:
4.48(w) x 11.02(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments A Note to the Reader

THE LAND BEYOND THE ROADHEAD
1 Backpacking in the Twenty-first Century
2 Breaking
In

GEARING UP
3 The Gear You Need & How to Choose It
4 Boots
5 Clothing
6 The Pack
7 The Bed
8 Shelter
9 Stove & Kitchen
10 The Rest of the Load

PREPARING FOR THE TRIP
11 Designing the Trip
12 Planning Food & Fuel
13 Packing & Preparations

TRAVEL ON THE TRAIL
14 To the Trailhead
15 Life on Your Own Two Feet
16 Finding the Way

MAKING & MANAGING THE CAMP
17 Making Camp
18 Fire & Food
19 Shelter & Bed
20 Sanitation & Clean Water
21 Breaking Camp

VARIATIONS
22 Ultralight & Other Variants
23 Backpacking in the Desert & Other Odd Places
24 The Winter Wilderness
25 Hiking & Camping with Kids

TROUBLE & HOW TO DEAL WITH IT
26 Trouble!
27 Some Common Medical Problems
28 Threats from the Environment
29 Problem Animals & Plants

THE PLACES & THEIR FUTURE
30 Where the Wild Things Are
31Toward a Wilderness Forever

Permission Acknowledgments Resources
Index

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