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FalconGuides Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book

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  • O'Bannon, Allen; illustrations by Mike Clelland
  • Softcover; 161 pages, illustrations
  • Falcon Publishing; copyright 2001
  • Advice on dressing and packing for the outdoors, travel techniques, equipment, campcraft, trip planning, hazards, low-impact camping and more

Made in USA.

Style is everything, especially in the backcountry. This has nothing to do with how you dress or what type of gear you have. We're not talking about fashion--rather how you act, carry yourself and camp. Good style helps define a set of ethics for us as outdoor users. We must take personal responsibility for our actions; this is what ethics is all about and this guide helps us develop our skills and knowledge and protect the places we love.

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