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Lightweight Backpacking & Camping 1/E: A Field Guide to Wilderness Hiking Equipment, Technique & Style

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Publisher Comments:

The notion that you need to carry 40 or 50 pounds of gear into the backcountry to be comfortable and safe is absolutely ridiculous." So say the backcountry experts at Backpacking Light magazine in a new book that redefines modern day backpacking as safe, comfortable, and fun?but with a much lighter pack. This is the most comprehensive and rigorous text ever published on lightweight backpacking. In addition to chapters about gear and basic skills, Lightweight Backpacking & Camping covers advanced topics, and has the latest information about the best lightweight gear and apparel, including the manufacturers that make it and the retailers that carry it.

Book News Annotation:

The 20 chapters in this volume, some including b&w photos, describe the benefits of lightweight backpacking and feature information on footwear, backpacks, pack weight, navigation, thermoregulation, clothing and sleep systems, shelter, hydration, trail food, hygiene, first aid, tarp camping, superultralight packs, and hiking efficiency. Special chapters discuss backpacking with children, for couples, and for women. No index is included. The appendices contain gear lists and manufacturers. Some of the chapters were published online at BackpackingLight.com, and some of the authors are editors of the website; Jordan is co-founder and publisher of the magazine.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

The 20 chapters in this volume, some including b&w photos, describe the benefits of lightweight backpacking and feature information on footwear, backpacks, pack weight, navigation, thermoregulation, clothing and sleep systems, shelter, hydration, trail food, hygiene, first aid, tarp camping, superultralight packs, and hiking efficiency. Special chapters discuss backpacking with children, for couples, and for women. No index is included. The appendices contain gear lists and manufacturers. Some of the chapters were published online at BackpackingLight.com, and some of the authors are editors of the website; Jordan is co-founder and publisher of the magazine. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780974818825
Subtitle:
A Field Guide to Wilderness Hiking Equipment, Technique & Style
Publisher:
Beartooth Mountain Press
Editor:
Jordan, Ryan
Author:
et al
Author:
Dixon, Alan
Author:
Cole, George
Subject:
Hiking
Subject:
Camping
Series:
Backpacking Light
Publication Date:
January 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
434
Dimensions:
8.96x6.12x1.05 in. 1.55 lbs.

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