The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition

What you must comprehend prior to you hit the trails

Whether you're backpacking for the 1st time or a veteran follower of the paths, this tremendously sensible advisor comprises every thing you must be aware of, from crucial suggestions reminiscent of map and compass paintings to the talents wanted for extra distant desolate tract trips. The Backpacker's Handbook additionally offers the most recent info on equipment. you will discover the ultimate on:

  • How to decide on packs and footwear―and confirm they healthy
  • What garments to tackle the path
  • Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and different apparatus
  • GPS, cellphones, and different digital units
  • And even more

Reviews from earlier editions
"The most modern and entire consultant to apparatus and process to be had anywhere."
--Backpack (UK)
"A transparent and accomplished primer on backpacking apparatus. Townsend's wisdom is immense."
--Sierra
"Belongs in each bookcase facing outdoors subject matters. . . . Chockablock choked with priceless, useful, common-sense details. . . . when you tramp the outside, get this book."
Maine Sportsman
"For these contemplating taking a backpack trip, The Backpacker's Handbook is needed reading."
Daily neighborhood News (West Chester, PA)

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404 Siting the Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323 a last note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406 eight. convenience and safeguard in Camp and at the path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Appendixes mild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 1. gear list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407 health and wellbeing and physique Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 2. extra analyzing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409 apparatus upkeep and service . . . . . . 343 three. assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415 In Case of Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346 four. Metric Conversions .

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