The Backpacker s Handbook 4th Edition

Author: Chris Townsend
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007175959X
Format: PDF, ePub
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What you need to know before you hit the trails Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Reviews from previous editions "The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere." --Backpack (UK) "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense." --Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book." —Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading." —Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

THE BACKPACKER S HANDBOOK

Author: Chris Townsend
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071460136
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere."—Backpack (UK) This enormously practical guide includes everything from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys—such as how to ford rivers safely and how to choose a route through untracked terrain. As a gear advisor, this book is unequaled. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Now in its third edition, The Backpacker's Handbook also covers desert hiking, ultralight backpacking, and adventure trekking in distant corners of the globe. Indeed, there is little about backpacking Chris Townsend does not cover. This trusted reference will prepare you for the challenges and excitement of backpacking the wilderness. "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense."—Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book."—Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading."—Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

BUG Australia 4th Edition

Author: Tim Uden
Publisher: Bug Backpackers Guide
ISBN: 9780958179676
Format: PDF, Docs
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BUG Australia (fourth edition) is a brilliant travel guide for anyone backpacking around Australia. It concentrates on giving honest and detailed up-to-date information and more in-depth reviews of backpackers' hostels and youth hostels than any other guidebook. The guide also has comprehensive information on activities, sights and budget travel options. BUG Australia (fourth edition) concentrates on the information that independent budget travellers really need. The guide doesn't include information on motels, hotels and five-star resorts, giving more space for really detailed reviews of more hostels than any other guidebook. Budget travel is what we're all about, no flash hotels and fancy banquets - just the most comprehensive information on backpackers' hostels and living it up without blowing the budget. So whether you're learning to surf in Byron Bay, sailing in the Whitsunday Islands or picking mangoes in Kununurra, the BUG Australia (fourth edition) guide is the book to take you there.

The North Country Trail

Author: Ron Strickland
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472051849
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Forty premier hikes through the scenic beauty of America’s rugged northern heartlands

Hiking

Author: Sara Coppin
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1499462328
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hiking is a fun, easily undertaken outdoor activity that you can do pretty much anywhere, whether you live near a famous trail or just explore the public parks in your area. Though you don’t need any specialized equipment, there are a few key items to have, including water, sturdy footwear, and a map. Other factors to consider are the distance, terrain, and climate of the area you’ll be hiking. Readers will also learn about groups they can join, such as Outward Bound, and additional activities to incorporate into their hike, such as geocaching.

Outward Bound Backcountry Cooking

Author: Molly Absolon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762792760
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Outward Bound Backcountry Cooking is a handy resource on the fundamentals of great trail food, including information about food preparation and storage, cooking tips for different weather, keeping food fresh, and planning and packing meals plus recipes for great outdoor meals. In partnership with outdoor leader Outward Bound, this book combines expert instruction with practical tips to ensure a fun and a satisfying meal for your next outdoor adventure. About Outward Bound: Outward Bound is the premier provider of experience-based outdoor leadership programs for teens, adults and professionals. Outward Bound is a non-profit educational organization and expedition school that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through active learning expeditions that inspire character development, self-discovery and service both in and out of the classroom. Outward Bound excels in curricula developed for struggling teens, groups with specific health, social or educational needs and business and professional organizations.

The Tent Camper S Handbook

Author: Frazier M. Douglass IV
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475935103
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Recreational camping in developed state and national park campgrounds is one of the most popular summer recreational activities. Many tent camping trips are fun and problem-free, but a significant number face some type of unexpected problem. In The Tent Campers Handbook, author Frazier M. Douglass IV presents a guide to help campers plan and execute dryer, warmer, and more comfortable camping trips. Drawing from more than forty years of camping experience, Douglass offers methodical pointers to facilitate economical and enjoyable camping outings. The Tent Campers Handbook presents hundreds of details to help campers buy the most comfortable tents, sleeping bags, clothing, and camping gear. He offers tips for assembling and packing kitchen gear, tool bags, first-aid kits, bathing kits, and personal grooming kits. This guide also includes dozens of useful suggestions for finding the best camping destinations, making reservations, packing gear into small cars, setting up campsites, setting up kitchen flies, starting campfires, performing camp chores, cooking tasty meals, sleeping well, avoiding injury and discomfort, respecting the environment, and enjoying the experience. A valuable resource for both novice and veteran campers, The Tent Campers Handbook details a fresh approach to basic tent camping that emphasizes comfort and convenience.