Synopses & Reviews
For a generation, the Basic Essentials® series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you’re planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials® books tell you what you need to know. Discover how to:
Choose the best terrain
Select appropriate gear
Properly pack your equipment
Walk with a heavy pack
Find your way in the wilderness
Plan easy and tasty meals
An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge into an affordable and portable book. With this handy book you'll discover how to plan a trip with the right level of challenge, select the appropriate gear and provisions for your trip, get your hiking boots to fit you comfortably, find your way in the wilderness, and prepare a quick, easy and hearty meal.
About the Author
was the editor of Canoesport Journal
and an avid outdoorsman, canoeist, hiker, and camper. Russ Schneider
has been a backpacking, rafting, and fishing guide with Glacier Wilderness Guide in West Glacier, Montana, since 1993. He has also served as an editor for many of Falcon's how-to books. His numerous books include Backpacking Tips, Best Hikes Along the Continental Divide, Fishing Glacier National Park
, and Hiking the Columbia River Gorge.