Backpacking the Kelty Way

Backpacking the Kelty Way

by Nena Kelty, Steve Boga

Paperback(1 ED)

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Overview

No stone is left unturned in this definitive book on backpacking and camping. Helpful checklists keep you from forgetting the essentials, sidebars provide tips and observations from seasoned hikers, while lists of resources tell you where to stock up on the best gear. The fully-illustrated Backpacking the Kelty Way will teach readers:

How to choose the right pack--including special advice on selecting backpacks for children
What you need to take--and what you can truly do without
Where--and how--to pitch a tent Strategic meal planning--including recipes
Hiking methods--fording streams, uphill climbing, rest stops
How to ease trail boredom with motivational techniques and games
Animal lore and wildlife watching tips
Necessary survival skills--how to use a compass, make a fire, find food and water
First-aid techniques for everything from sunburn to hypothermia

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399525858
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexiii
1History of Backpacking1
2Before You Leave Home23
3Equipment: The Big-Ticket Items45
4Equipment: The Incidentals81
5Footwear87
6Clothing95
7In the Kitchen111
8On the Trail125
9In Camp147
10Winter Backpacking185
11Survival Skills201
12Outdoor Health and Safety249
13Fitness301
14Animal Lore315
15Backpacking with Babies and Small Children343
16Wilderness Ethics351
Resources369
Index373

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