Fully comprehensive guide to enjoying the great outdoors covers skills such as campcraft & walking, as well as traveling with children, planning, & exploring challenging terrain. 700+ color photos; 9x11.5 inches, 256 pgs.
Full of expert advice, this book makes valuable reading & is an essential to pre-trip preparation.
* In depth look at the skills & techniques needed for camping, hiking and living outdoors, with expert advice to guarantee enjoyable and safe trips for explorers of all ages & levels of experience.
* Inlcudes advice on buying, storing and using all kinds of equipment; choosing appropriate footwear & clothing; putting up tents; using ropes & tools; and packing a first aid kit.
* Illustrated in full color with over 700 stunning, specially-commissioned photographs, including step-by-step sequences for key techniques.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Peter G. Drake has been involved in 36 expeditions visiting 55 countries on five continents. He has driven overland from the UK to Nepal to climb in the Himalayas, has twice crossed the Sahara to the River Niger and has followed the Nile route south to East Africa. He has written three books on expedition planning and contributed to two toher books on travel and expeditions. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild and the Institute of Personnel & Development. He has worked as a field officer for a national youth organization for 30 years.