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Backwoods Ethics: A Guide to Low-Impact Camping and Hiking
     

Backwoods Ethics: A Guide to Low-Impact Camping and Hiking

by Guy Waterman, Laura Waterman
 

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"A classic of backpacking literature." —Backpacker
When Backwood Ethics was first published in 1979, the Watermans' "new ethic" was enthusiastically received by environmentalists, hikers, and wilderness managers. This expanded edition brings the basics of low-impact hiking, camping and cooking, and alpine management into the 21st century. Here the authors

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"A classic of backpacking literature." —Backpacker
When Backwood Ethics was first published in 1979, the Watermans' "new ethic" was enthusiastically received by environmentalists, hikers, and wilderness managers. This expanded edition brings the basics of low-impact hiking, camping and cooking, and alpine management into the 21st century. Here the authors take a fresh look at ways to protect the physical environment of our mountains and backcountry.

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Backpacker
A classic of backpacking literature.
Sierra
Humorous, intelligent, thoughtful and kindly...a down-to-earth guide to low-impact camping.
Tacoma News Tribune
A gem...a bright enjoyable book with something to say.
Booknews
This book presents a stringent ethic of low-impact hiking, camping, cooking, and alpine management. It details practical techniques for responsible outdoor recreation. Case studies discuss unresolved impact issues concerning bushwhacking, dogs, rock climbing, and winter camping. The authors are outdoor enthusiasts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881502572
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
05/15/1993
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Wilderness Ethics was Guy Waterman’s most determined and philosophical statement. He died in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Laura Waterman is co-author of several books with her husband, Guy. She lives near their original homestead in Vermont.

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