Random House Inc. The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills - 2nd Edition

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This updated manual offers a more complete view of backpacking today--it covers the latest developments in gear.

  • Features

    • Author: Rick Curtis
    • Softcover; 440 pages; black-and-white illustrations
    • Three Rivers Press; copyright 2005
    • New information includes Global Positioning Systems, ultralight hiking equipment, first aid and Leave No Trace camping
    • There is a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics
    • Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick-reference on the trail for:
    • Backcountry skills: how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle and more
    • Trick of the trail: time-tested practical lessons learned along the way
    • Going ultralight: downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up

    Made in USA.

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