Synopses & Reviews
This featherweight little book will keep you out of trouble in the wilds by helping you make decisions like a veteran wilderness traveler. It will help you get the most from the food and gear you carry on your back, making your trip safer, more comfortable and, above all, more fun.
HOW TO...make quick repairs to packs, boots, tents, beds and stoves...choose and develop a campsite for maximum comfort and shelter...deal with emergencies, storms and other difficulties...treat blisters, hypothermia, sunburn, bleeding, elevation sickness, etc... keep snug, dry, comfortable and warm in heavy weather.
PLUS TIPS ON fire building, cooking, water treatment, getting found when lost, hiking, climbing, cross-country and route-finding techniques.
An evergreen backpacking classic from the 70's.
About the Author
The author of several books ROBERT S. WOOD has written on subjects ranging from trout fishing to medicine to philosophy, always searching for ways to better his life. An avid outdoorsman and traveler, Robert makes his home half-the-year in California, the other in Arizona.