• The National Outdoor Leadership School's official guide to camping in extreme cold • Comprehensive coverage of winter clothing and gear • Proven techniques for traveling efficiently and safely across snow and ice and complete directions for building igloos and many other snow shelters From the National Outdoor Leadership School, the leader in wilderness education, comes the definitive guide on winter camping--based on the official NOLS curriculum, it's the next best thing to taking a course with a qualified instructor. You'll learn how to layer clothing to stay warm and dry, how to maneuver a pack sled through heavy snow cover, and how to sleep comfortably in conditions of extreme cold. Additionally, sections on avalanche safety and first aid provide essential preparation should disaster strike. Illustrated throughout with detailed line drawings.
About the Author
John Gookin, PhD, is a life-long educator. He currently manages curriculum and research at NOLS, where he has worked for 33 years. John has been studying backcountry lightning safety for 15 years and is a member of the Lightning Safety Team at the National Weather Service. He lives in Lander, WY. Buck Tilton is a co-founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Medicine Institute and a winner of the Paul K. Petzoldt Award for Excellence in Wilderness Education. He has written numerous books on the outdoors and is a contributing editor for Backpacker magazine.