The Appalachian Trail Backpacker, 3rd: Trail-proven Advice for Hikes of Any Length

The Appalachian Trail Backpacker, 3rd: Trail-proven Advice for Hikes of Any Length

by Frank Logue

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897324021
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date: 12/01/2001
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1Following the Blazes1
The Making of the Appalachian Trail1
A Brief Tour of the AT4
2The Trail Kitchen10
Food10
Nutrition13
The Menu16
Trail Kitchen Equipment21
3Water33
Where to Find Water33
Water Purifiers36
4Shelters and Tents41
Shelters41
Tents46
5Backpacks57
External or Internal Frame?58
More Pack Considerations63
How Much to Carry in Your Pack68
6Sleeping Bags72
Sleeping bag Features72
Sleeping bag Accessories80
7Footgear84
Selecting Your Boots84
Socks95
Breaking in Your Boots95
8Clothing97
Layering97
Fabrics99
Types of Clothing102
Care of Clothing109
9Other Hiking Equipment110
Lighting110
Toiletries113
First-Aid Kit117
Emergency Items120
Miscellaneous Items121
10Potential Trail Hazards125
Cold Weather Ailments126
Hot Weather Ailments128
Physical Injuries130
Getting Help139
Animals and Insects141
Dogs151
Problem People153
11Preparing for Your First Hike155
How Far and How Fast?155
Minimize Your Impact159
Permits and Reservations161
Guidebooks170
Finding Solitude171
12Winter Backpacking173
Hiking on Snow and Ice174
Winter Equipment178
Water180
13Backpacking with Children181
Infants182
Toddlers184
Children184
Gear185
Motivating Children186
14Long Distance Hiking189
What it Takes to Thruhike191
When and Where to Start194
Considerations While on the Trail200
Appalachian Trail Organizations206
Volunteering208
Appendices211
1Equipment Checklists212
2Books About the AT214
3Trail Maintenance Clubs218
4AT-Related Websites222
Index224
About the Authors230

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