Backpacking the Kelty Way

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 383 pages
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No stone is left unturned in this definitive book on backpacking and camping. Helpful checklists keep you from forgetting the essentials, sidebars provide tips and observations from seasoned hikers, while lists of resources tell you where to stock up on the best gear.

The fully-illustrated Backpacking the Kelty Way will teach readers: -- How to choose the right pack -- including special advice on selecting backpacks for children -- What you need to take -- and what you can truly do without -- Where -- and how -- to pitch a tent -- Strategic meal planning -- including recipes -- Hiking methods -- fording streams, uphill climbing, rest stops -- How to ease trail boredom with motivational techniques and games -- Animal lore and wildlife watching tips -- Necessary survival skills -- how to use a compass, make a fire, find food and water -- First-aid techniques for everything from sunburn to hypothermia

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User Review  - countrymouse - LibraryThing

Good reference guide for covering just about all the basics of what you need to know when backpacking, hiking or camping. Written from the the perspective of the Kelty brand but not overly "salesy" Read full review

Contents

History of Backpacking
1
Z Before You Leave Home
23
The BigTicket Items
45
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Nena Kelty and her husband, Dick, are the founders of Kelty, which has been manufacturing backpacks for almost fifty years.

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