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The Backpacker's Field Manual

 
The Backpacker\'s Field Manual

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Object Title: The Backpacker's Field Manual

Manufacturer: Three Rivers Press

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Created/Edited: Jun 29, 2007 / Jun 29, 2007

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Product Description

(Excerpt taken from back of the book)

"The Backpacker's Field Manual has been the bible of the Princeton University Outdoor Action Program for more than a decade, field-tested by one of the most respected outdoor programs in the country. It is the most comprehensive backpacking guide available--broad in scope while still focused on the essential skills and information that backpackers need to travel safely and comfortably in the wilderness. Backpackers of all levels will find this book indispensable:
-before you start your trip, for deciding on an itinerary, selecting equipment, and figuring out what food, clothing, and other supplies to pack;
-once you're out in the wilderness, for choosing a campsite, setting up camp, navigating with map and compass, identifying trees and plants, and preparing meals (recipes included!);
-if something unexpected happens, for finding a lost person, seeking shelter in a lightning storm, and performing first aid for common injuries.

More than 100 line drawings illustrate such useful skills as how to set up a tarp, repair your stove, wrap an injured ankle, predict the weather, and much more. And scattered throughout are Tricks of the Trail, additional tips for successful backcountry hiking.
Any traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, pack the only guide you'll need--this one.

Features

This book is a comprehensive guide to mastering backcountry skills and includes instruction in the following areas:

Trip Planning
Equipment
Cooking
Nutrition
First Aid
Navigation
Wilderness Travel
Safety
Weather

Details

Paperback: 374 pages
Author: Rick Curtis
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Language: English
Cost: $15.95
ISBN #: 0-517-88783-5

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2skinnersExcellent Read

Voted 5/5

I found this book full of useful information. You pretty much have to read it through a couple of times to soak up everything though. I have found a few things very useful, such as using your hand with the sun to see how many hours of daylight is left. That has helped me judge time several times. There is plenty of other things covered in this book that are worthwhile. If you don't know it all or don't know much, than this is a great book to have.
Posted Jun 29, 2007 9:19 am

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