Everyday Wisdom: 1001 Expert Tips for Hikers

Everyday Wisdom: 1001 Expert Tips for Hikers

by Karen Berger


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Everyday Wisdom: 1001 Expert Tips for Hikers by Karen Berger

* 1001 fun-to-read tips for beginning to expert hikers and backpackers

* Concise, easy-to-use hints selected from one of the most popular Backpacker columns

* Our best-selling "how to backpack" book

Experienced hikers know that their most important piece of gear is the gray matter they carry in their heads. They know they can't be prepared for every single thing that could go wrong. They can't anticipate every problem, and they can't carry enough gear to fix everything that could possibly break. And they don't have to, because Everyday Wisdom does it for them.

This one-stop, easy-to-use collection of practical advice, time-saving tips, problem-solving techniques, brilliant improvisations, and Everyday Wisdom shows hikers how to make their way and make do in the backcountry. The secret is preparing for the predictable and solving problems by avoiding them. Learn about the basics, food and kitchen, travel across backcountry terrain, creating comfort, weather issues, staying healthy, water, field repairs, equipment maintenance between trips, and a whole lot more.

Can't find the hole in the air mattress? Need tips for backcountry meals? A surprise cold front has rolled in... Need some improvised gloves, fast? Everyday Wisdom will help. Knowing a few seemingly small tricks will enable backpackers to take big strides in increasing their comfort, safety, preparation, and improvisational skills. This guide is a source of to-the-point, practical hints and tips that only a seasoned expert could bring together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898865233
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 09/28/1997
Series: Backpacker Magazine Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,242,540
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

KAREN BERGER has hiked more than 10,000 miles on five continents. She is one of approximately 20 people who have through-hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail. She is an accomplished and well-published author, with books including Hiking the Triple Crown. Berger has been a contributing editor to Backpacker magazine and a hiking editor for Gorp.com.

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