BackPacker Winter Hiking & Camping


BackPacker Winter Hiking & Camping
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title BackPacker Winter Hiking & Camping
Manufacturer The Mountaineers Books
Page By 2skinners
Page Type Jul 4, 2007 / Jul 4, 2007
Object ID 3501
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Product Description

(Excerpt taken from back of the book)

Enjoy a winter wilderness foray--dry, warm, and safe

Silence. Solitude. A landscape transformed by pure white snow. Learn the skills to help you enjoy it safely and comfortably, with tips that also apply to cold weather environments in spring and fall and at higher elevations.

  • Techniques for winter backcountry travel: hiking, snowshoeing, and easy ski touring

  • Mastering navigation challenges posed by ice and snow

  • Choosing winter gear and avoiding cold-weather dangers

  • Camping comfortably (tent or snow shelter) in rain or freezing temperatures

  • Tricks for keeping your clothing and gear dry in winter--the key to staying warm

  • Winter cooking techniques


Chapters cover such topics as:

  • Clothing and Gear

  • Water and Food

  • Weather

  • Backcountry Ailments

  • Trip Finding

  • The Campsite


Paperback: 176 pages
Author: Michael Lanza
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Language: English
Cost: $16.95
ISBN #: 0-89886-947-1

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2skinners - Jul 4, 2007 3:18 am - Voted 5/5

Nice book
A comprehensive book on hiking and camping in the backcountry during the winter safely. I enjoyed this book. I will probably read it again, come closer to winter time to see if I can glean some more tips off of it. Good book!!

Brian C - Feb 19, 2011 9:32 am - Voted 5/5

This is a solid book on winter stuff. It goes into a lot of detail. This is an excellent starting point for somebody looking to get out in the winter for the first few times.

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