Learn how to plan & prepare for a backpacking trip. Discusses equip, safety, & the essential trail skills of using a compass, purifying water, cooking, & where & how to set up camp. 205 Color photos & B&W illus; 6x9 inches, 304 pgs.
* Must-know trail skills: finding your way, purifying water, cooking on the trail, where & how to set up camp
* Solo backpacking, all-female groups, & hiking with children, seniors, & pets
* Ideas for going light & enhancing your trail photography
* How to handle dangerous situations--encounters with bears, inclement weather, & medical emergencies
Backpacker & Hikers Handbook tells how to plan & prepare for a backpacking trip & discusses equipment, safety, & the essential trail skills of using a compass, purifying water, cooking, & where & how to set up camp.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
William Kemsley Jr. is the founder of Backpacker magazine & cofounder of the American Hiking Society, one of the most influential nonprofit organizations lobbying Congress today. He has authored numerous books on hiking & backpacking, including the best-selling Buyers Guide to Backpacking Equipment & Whole Hikers Handbook. Kemsley lives in northern New Mexico, where he enjoys hiking & backpacking many times a year in the southwestern mountains, deserts, & canyons.