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

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jul 1, 2010 - 176 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

Footgear
25
Backpacks
47
Sleeping bags pads
60
Tents
82
Water treatment
96
Eating
110
Stoves
124
Outdoor safety wellbeing
137
Maps
152
Resources
165
Back Cover Material
178
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Doug Werner is the author of all 12 titles in the Start-Up Sports series. He lives in La Jolla, California.

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