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The ultimate manual for wilderness travelers and campers, Walking Softly in the Wilderness is the groundbreaking guide that first taught backpackers how to enjoy a genuine wilderness experience that leaves nature undisturbed.

In recent years backpacking gear and practices have undergone many changes, and all are noted and expertly evaluated by author John Hart in this new edition. Covering the latest in "ultralight" gear choices, as well as downloadable maps, portable GPS devices, and the world of online information, Hart is a sure-footed guide to this changing scene.

The qualities that established this guide as the bible of camp and trail have also been polished and honed: its level-headed advice on trip planning and packing; insights for getting the most from a wilderness trip, whether a challenging mountain scramble or a leisurely family outing; and wisdom about dealing with the unexpected, from bears to flash floods to injuries. Seventy line drawings illustrate topics ranging from bear-bagging to rigging a tarp shelter. Extensive resource listings include wilderness agencies, gear suppliers, and online information sources.

Synopsis:

The ultimate manual for wilderness travelers and campers, Walking Softly in the Wilderness is the groundbreaking guide that first taught backpackers how to enjoy a genuine wilderness experience that leaves nature undisturbed.

In recent years backpacking gear and practices have undergone many changes, and all are noted and expertly evaluated by author John Hart in this new edition. Covering the latest in "ultralight" gear choices, as well as downloadable maps, portable GPS devices, and the world of online information, Hart is a sure-footed guide to this changing scene.

The qualities that established this guide as the bible of camp and trail have also been polished and honed: its level-headed advice on trip planning and packing; insights for getting the most from a wilderness trip, whether a challenging mountain scramble or a leisurely family outing; and wisdom about dealing with the unexpected, from bears to flash floods to injuries. Seventy line drawings illustrate topics ranging from bear-bagging to rigging a tarp shelter. Extensive resource listings include wilderness agencies, gear suppliers, and online information sources.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

A Note to the Reader

THE LAND BEYOND THE ROADHEAD

1 Backpacking in the Twenty-first Century

2 Breaking In

GEARING UP

3 The Gear You Need and How to Choose It

4 Boots

5 Clothing

6 The Pack

7 The Bed

8 Shelter

9 Stove and Kitchen

10 The Rest of the Load

PREPARING FOR THE TRIP

11 Designing the Trip

12 Planning Food and Fuel

13 Packing and Preparations

TRAVEL ON THE TRAIL

14 To the Trailhead

15 Life on Your Own Two Feet

16 Finding the Way

MAKING and MANAGING THE CAMP

17 Making Camp

18 Fire and Food

19 Shelter and Bed

20 Sanitation and Clean Water

21 Breaking Camp

VARIATIONS

22 Ultralight and Other Variants

23 Backpacking in the Desert and Other Odd Places

24 The Winter Wilderness

25 Hiking and Camping with Kids

TROUBLE and HOW TO DEAL WITH IT

26 Trouble!

27 Some Common Medical Problems

28 Threats from the Environment

29 Problem Animals and Plants

THE PLACES and THEIR FUTURE

30 Where the Wild Things Are

31Toward a Wilderness Forever

Permission

Acknowledgments

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578051236
Other:
Sierra Club
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Other:
Sierra Club
Author:
Hart, John
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Walking
Subject:
Backpacking
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Hiking
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Walking
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition
Series:
Sierra Club Outdoor Adventure Guide
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
66 BandW illustrations
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
8 x 4.5 in 16 oz

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The ultimate manual for wilderness travelers and campers, Walking Softly in the Wilderness is the groundbreaking guide that first taught backpackers how to enjoy a genuine wilderness experience that leaves nature undisturbed.

In recent years backpacking gear and practices have undergone many changes, and all are noted and expertly evaluated by author John Hart in this new edition. Covering the latest in "ultralight" gear choices, as well as downloadable maps, portable GPS devices, and the world of online information, Hart is a sure-footed guide to this changing scene.

The qualities that established this guide as the bible of camp and trail have also been polished and honed: its level-headed advice on trip planning and packing; insights for getting the most from a wilderness trip, whether a challenging mountain scramble or a leisurely family outing; and wisdom about dealing with the unexpected, from bears to flash floods to injuries. Seventy line drawings illustrate topics ranging from bear-bagging to rigging a tarp shelter. Extensive resource listings include wilderness agencies, gear suppliers, and online information sources.

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