Synopses & Reviews
MAKE IT EASY!
Never again will mosquitoes, blisters, bad food, or the wrong gear ruin a great hikenot with Knack Hiking & Backpacking
, a quick-reading, picture-driven guide that offers the highest level of expertise in the most user-friendly format ever. The first such reference created for visual learners, it covers every step needed for the best hiking and backpacking experience, one step at a time. From picking the right gear to cooking gourmet trail food, from good hiking technique to dressing the part, it has everything todays hiker wants and needs. Step-by-step full-color photo sequences and information-packed, clearly worded instructions are the hallmarks of this definitive one-volume resource. Inside are 460 color photos covering:
GearClothingBootsHow to HikeWhere to Hike
NavigationSetting Up Camp
Recipes Camp Hygiene
Wild Animals & Plants
Wilderness First Aid
Wilderness medicine expert and Backpacker magazine columnist Buck Tilton covers every step needed for the best hiking and backpacking experience.
About the Author
has the knack! A leading wilderness medicine expert and Backpacker magazine columnist, he is the author of Backcountry First Aid
and Wilderness First Responder
(both FalconGuides®), as well as Knack Knots You Need
. He teaches at Central Wyoming College.
Stephen Gorman is a photographer and writer whose photo-essay books include Northeastern Wilds and The American Wilderness. His work has also appeared in Knack Canoeing for Everyone and Knack Car Camping for Everyone, as well as numerous national magazines, including Outside and Audubon.