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Winter Hiking And Camping
     

Winter Hiking And Camping

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by Michael Lanza
 

* New addition to the Backpacker magazine series with The Mountaineers Books

* Author is a contributing editor for Backpacker and a contributor to AMC Outdoors

* Techniques apply to winter sports and environments that present cold weather in spring and fall and at higher elevations

The outdoor world in its frozen state can take you into a new realm

Overview

* New addition to the Backpacker magazine series with The Mountaineers Books

* Author is a contributing editor for Backpacker and a contributor to AMC Outdoors

* Techniques apply to winter sports and environments that present cold weather in spring and fall and at higher elevations

The outdoor world in its frozen state can take you into a new realm of pleasure where you can enjoy silence, solitude, and a landscape that will redefine "white" in your mind. Learn the skills to help you enjoy wintertime safely and comfortably. Part one covers everything you need to know to take day trips winter hiking, snowshoeing, or easy ski touring. It includes choosing gear, expanded food choices while "hiking in a freezer," navigation challenges in ice and snow, and avoiding cold-weather dangers. Part two covers making camp in winter, including keeping dry and warm in a tent or snow shelter during winter, winter cooking techniques, and what to pack in your winter first-aid kit.

Michael Lanza, a syndicated newspaper columnist and contributing editor for Backpacker magazine, has also written for AMC Outdoors. He is the author of Day Hiker's Handbook, also published by Mountaineers Books. He lives in Boise, Idaho.

Editorial Reviews

Billings Gazette
This will give newbies a good base on winter backcountry use, whether they camp or not.
Erie (PA) Times
This book could be the equivalent of a snowplow in the backwoods -- able to open up new avenues with tips, tricks, and must-know safety techniques.
Deseret Morning News
Winter Hiking & Camping makes a good case to enjoy the outdoors in winter.
Cheyenne Wyoming Eagle-Tribune
If you don't plan to sit by the fire all winter, but rather want to get out and enjoy the snow and the cold, Winter Hiking and Camping should be at the top of your list...Even if you're an experienced cold-weather camper, you'll probably find quite a few tips on how to make your next trip to the snow backcountry a more pleasurable experience.
Idaho Falls Post Register
Following [Lanza's] guidelines, you can expect to stay safe, warm, and comfortable … If camping or hiking in the winter sounds way too scary, this book should help chase off a few fears. Using the techniques in this book will make a huge difference.
Klamath Falls Herald and News
Good to have for those who travel a lot in the winter months in snow country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898869477
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
11/04/2003
Series:
Backpacker Series
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
530,087
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL LANZA is a Backpacker magazine Contributing Editor, based in Idaho. He is the author of BP: Day Hikers Handbook and has published The Ultimate Guide to Backcountry Travel; Country Roads of Massachusetts; and Foghorn Outdoors: New England Hiking. He is also a contributor to AMC Outdoors, the magazine.

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