Joy of Backpacking

Joy of Backpacking

Your Complete Guide to Attaining Pure Happiness in the Outdoors

Book - 2007
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A comprehensive guide covering every aspect of how to backpack?from planning a first trip to advanced wilderness travel. For those new to the activity, longtime backpacker and author Brian Beffort covers the fundamentals, with sections on trip planning, gear, backcountry nutrition and cooking, navigation, and other essential wilderness skills. You will also learn what to expect on the trail and in camp, and how to stay safe with first aid, weather preparedness, and more. For experienced packers, this book is filled with practical tips and inspired ideas on how to update and refine your approach to backpacking based on trends in lightweight gear, high-tech gadgets, changing wilderness rules, and increasing opportunities for wilderness travel around the world.

A comprehensive guide covering every aspect of how to backpack--from planning a first trip to advanced wilderness travel. For those new to the activity, longtime backpacker and author Brian Beffort covers the fundamentals, with sections on trip planning, gear, backcountry nutrition and cooking, navigation, and other essential wilderness skills. You will also learn what to expect on the trail and in camp, and how to stay safe with first aid, weather preparedness, and more. For experienced packers, this book is filled with practical tips and inspired ideas on how to update and refine your approach to backpacking based on trends in lightweight gear, high-tech gadgets, changing wilderness rules, and increasing opportunities for wilderness travel around the world.


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Beffort puts decades of backpacking experience to use in this practical guide for beginning and advancing backcountry explorers. Well-written advice delves into topics including: determining needs and buying gear; choosing a location; backpacking with kids and alone; planning meals; preparing for weather, wildlife, and other hazards; and for advanced backpackers, tips on traveling in extreme weather conditions and long-distance and international treks. Equipment checklists and further resources are included. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Wilderness Press, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xii, 268 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780899974057
0899974058
Branch Call Number: 796.51 Bef

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AlyssaKeil7
Oct 31, 2018

This book is a good place to start if you are new to backpacking and want an overview all of things associated with backpacking. It is a bit outdated, and gear has certainly changed in the decade since it was written; however, many of the necessary skills are still the same.

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