backpacking book

THE BACKPACKER’S FIELD MANUAL

Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills Paperback – Illustrated, May 24, 2005

When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker’s Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now enjoy the updated version which offers a more complete view of backpacking today. Covering the latest developments in gear, things like GPS and the newest ultralight hiking equipment. THE BACKPACKER’S FIELD MANUAL covers first aid, Leave No Trace comping, and includes a whole chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. An indispensable resource for beginners and experienced hikers alike.

An excellent quick reference for topics such as:

BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS—how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more–illustrated with more than 100 line drawings.

TRICKS OF THE TRAIL—time-tested practical lessons learned along the way

GOING ULTRALIGHT—downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up

Every traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you’ll ever need—this one—and take to the great outdoors with confidence.

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We love to hike, actually we just love to be outside. As a group and as individuals we spend a lot of time in the National Parks and National Forests. If you’re a hiker or somebody thinking about hiking 100 HIKES OF A LIFETIME is the book for you. Guaranteed to stir the imagination, get you dreaming, and add to your bucket list. Like any National Geographic book the photographs are mind-blowing and will certainly stir feelings of jealousy.

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