Wilderness Basics: Hiking - Backpacking - Paddling - Mountain Biking / Edition 3

Wilderness Basics: Hiking - Backpacking - Paddling - Mountain Biking / Edition 3

by San Diego Chapter Of The Sierra Club, Kristi Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898868149

ISBN-13: 9780898868142

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The

Instructors for the Wilderness Basics Course of the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club have taught tens of thousands of people how to make their way safely in the backcountry. This guide, developed for the course, covers it all -- from planning your adventure to selecting the right gear to navigating in the wild.

Overview

Instructors for the Wilderness Basics Course of the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club have taught tens of thousands of people how to make their way safely in the backcountry. This guide, developed for the course, covers it all -- from planning your adventure to selecting the right gear to navigating in the wild.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898868142
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Mountaineers Outdoor Basics Series
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface5
Chapter 1The North American Wilderness: An Introduction7
Chapter 2Outdoor Ethics13
Chapter 3Physical Conditioning23
Chapter 4Trip Preparation35
Chapter 5Outfitting47
Chapter 6Foods and Cooking73
Chapter 7Wilderness Navigation91
Chapter 8The Weather123
Chapter 9Wilderness Travel135
Chapter 10Animal Encounters153
Chapter 11Children in the Wilderness171
Chapter 12Coastal Travel183
Chapter 13Mountain Travel193
Chapter 14Desert Travel199
Chapter 15Winter Mountaineering217
Chapter 16Wilderness First Aid247
Chapter 17Search and Rescue271
Chapter 18Mountain Biking277
AppendixResources295
Index301
About the Authors303

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