The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide

by Mark Harvey (Author)
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The classic backpacker?s handbook?revised and updated?providing expert guidelines for anyone who loves the outdoors.

The Wilderness Guide brings the savvy of the world's most famous and respected outdoor organization to everyone?from the sixteen million backpacking Americans to the more than 265 million people, tenderfeet and trail-hardened hikers, who visit our national parks annually. It covers:

-Selecting equipment?including discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of products such as the internal frame pack, lighter-weight boots, and freestanding tents

-The latest ?leave no trace? camping techniques

-Traveling safely and sensibly?including vital information on maps, compasses, and tips on crossing difficult terrain

-Backcountry cooking, with tips on building fires and tricks for making gourmet meals

-Search-and-rescue techniques, including how to organize a self-sufficient search group and when to call in professional rescue teams

Illustrated throughout with instructional drawings and photos and featuring lists of equipment, the Wilderness Guide is a must-have for anyone planning to explore the great outdoors.

Book details

Publication date
April 24, 2018
Publisher
Page count
272
ISBN
9781501196591
Paper ISBN
9780684859095
File size
34 MB