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

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Tracks Publishing, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 144 pages
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Hiking and camping in the wild requires a certain attitude and a great deal of preparation. This covers the essential gear, preparations, precautions, and techniques required for day hiking and short backpacking trips. The physical, aesthetic, and spiritual benefits of spending time in nature is emphasized. Specifically for the novice outdoorperson, this guide includes realistic information in an easy-to-understand format. The author shares his experiences in an informative, entertaining, and encouraging tone. Essential first aid and map-reading information is included.
 

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Contents

Rewards
9
1 Getting started the right way
11
2 Footgear
27
3 Clothing
33
4 Backpacks
41
5 Sleeping bags pads
49
6 Art of packing
57
7 Tents
65
13 Outdoor safety wellbeing
107
14 Maps
119
15 Backpackers list
123
Summary of costs
126
Making sense of the costs
128
Glossary
129
Resources
131
Bibliography
137

8Water treatment
73
9 Making breaking camp
79
10 Eating
85
11 Stoves
97
12 Toilet
103
Index
139
About the Author StartUp Sports
143
Back Cover
145
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\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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