Winter Backpacking: Your Guide to Safe and Warm Winter Camping and Day Trips

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Backpacking in the winter months can be exhilarating, refreshing, and--with the help of this book--remarkably safe and comfortable too! All it takes is some good planning and learning some tricks to keep warm, dry and happy.
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Overview

Backpacking in the winter months can be exhilarating, refreshing, and--with the help of this book--remarkably safe and comfortable too! All it takes is some good planning and learning some tricks to keep warm, dry and happy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781896980416
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,016,442
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Ben Shillington is an experienced outdoor recreation instructor and guide who has led multiple mountaineering, mountain biking, whitewater and flat water canoe expeditions. In 2003, Ben was invited to be a mountain climber for the Discovery Channel's Mount Everest Expedition, where he spent two months climbing and filming the western crown of Mount Everest up to Base Camp II (21,325 feet; 6,500 meters). Ben has summited a 21,000-foot (6,400-meter) peak in the Himalayas, trekked independently to Everest's Base Camp, and guided on Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A Christmas Story
Foreword
Acknowledgments

Keeping Warm

Cooking & Eating

Backpacks, Packing, & Equipment

Winter Travel

Winter Camp

Navigation

Winter Hazards & First Aid

Winter Survival

Good Company: Kids & Dogs

Plan Your Trip and Do It!

Appendix: Packing Lists

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