The Outward Bound Backpacker's HandbookBook - 1999
The Outward Bound Backpacker's Handbook opens up a world of fun and adventure to anyone. Whether you are planning to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail or just take a short hike on a local trail, this guide presents all the essential information you'll need to do it with skill and confidence. Here you will find invaluable advice and tips on: finding the right boots, tents, and sleeping bags; keeping warm in cold weather and staying cool in hot weather; packing a backpack with the greatest efficiency; planning the best trip; being an environmentally friendly hiker; staying found; trekking with children; dealing with mosquitoes, poison plants, bears, and everything in between; treating injuries and other first-aid concerns; and much, much more.
Publisher: New York : Lyons Press, 1999.
Characteristics: vii, 222 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Backpacker's handbook