NOLS Expedition Planning

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Stackpole Books, Feb 9, 2011 - Travel - 304 pages
• The guide for planning a successful trip, short or long
• Research access to public land, domestic and international
• Create a budget and find additional funding
• Choose essential gear, with checklists for personal and group gear
• Plan food and fuel requirements
• How to prepare mentally and physically
• Health issues, including insurance, illnesses, and injuries
• Transportation and lodging
• How to deal with risks in the wilderness
• Leave No Trace principles for sustainable travel

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Contents

International Logistics 175
175
Leadership 191
191
Expedition Behavior and Communication 209
209
Risk Management 221
221
Dealing with Adversity and Uncertainty 235
235
Leave No Trace 245
245
Recording Your Adventure 255
255
Personal Reflection and Heading Home 265
265

Food and Fuel 105
105
Training 129
129
Health Considerations 143
143
Transportation and Lodging 157
157
Bibliography 275
275
Index 279
279
Back Cover
285
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Dave Anderson is a NOLS senior field instructor. He resides in Seattle, Washington. Molly Absolon, a NOLS instructor since 1986, lives and writes in Lander, Wyoming. Her personal expeditions have taken her to 15 different countries on 4 continents, from long traverses in the Wind River to Alaska, the Yukon, Nepal, India, Ecuador, and throughout the western United States. With 35 years of instructing for NOLS between them, these trip-planning experts highlight the necessary steps of any successful expedition.

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