Rev. ed. of: The modern backpacker's handbook. c1994.
Gearing up -- Outfitting the well-burdened clotheshorse -- No mean feat: buying boots that work -- Backcountry--picking a pack that works -- Making the tents decision: choosing a wilderness shelter -- Sleeping soundly: it's in the bag -- Hot backcountry stoves: fire when ready -- Miscellaneous essentials -- A provisional guide to backcountry food -- Hitting the trail -- Clean camping 101 -- Wilderness kitchencraft -- Taking care of some body--yours -- Winter: the cool adventure -- Backpacking with children -- Investing yourself in wilderness futures.