Backpacker's Start-Up: A Beginner’s Guide to Hiking and Backpacking

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Tracks Publishing, May 1, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 144 pages
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Aimed specifically at the novice outdoor adventurer, this comprehensive guide explains the essential gear, preparations, precautions, and techniques required for day hiking and short backpacking trips. Through informative, entertaining, and encouraging personal anecdotes, the guide emphasizes the physical, aesthetic, and spiritual benefits of spending time in nature. Essential first aid and map-reading information is also included.
 

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Contents

Backpacks
4-2
Sleeping bags pads
4-15
Art of packing
4-21
Tents
7-3
Water treatment
7-12
Making breaking camp
7-15
Eating
7-18
Stoves
7-25
Maps
7-35
Backpackers list
7-38
Glossary
7-40
Resources
7-41
Bibliography
7-43
About the Author StartUp Sports
7-44
Back Cover Material
7-46
Index
7-47

Toilet
7-27
Outdoor safety wellbeing
7-30

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About the author (1999)

Doug Werner is the author of several books in the Start-Up Sports series, including Bowler's Start-Up, Boxer's Start-Up, Golfer's Start-Up, and Snowboarder's Start-Up. He has been interviewed on CNN, and his books have appeared on ESPN. He lives in San Diego, California.

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