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Author Kemsley, William.

Title Backpacker and hiker's handbook / William Kemsley, Jr.

Imprint Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    796.51 KEM    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiii, 290 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-285) and index.
Contents Getting started -- What to wear -- Getting in shape for backpacking -- Buying your outfit -- Planning your trip -- On the trail -- Where and how to set up camp -- Purifying and carrying water -- Eating and cooking on the trail -- Going light -- Finding your way -- How to deal with the weather -- Health, safety, and first aid for the trail -- Insect and plant nuisances -- Getting the most from your trail photography -- Dangers from the weather -- Snakes -- New bear attacks : take them seriously -- Cougar alert -- The fine art of picking your hiking companions -- Family hiking and backpacking -- Women-only groups on the trail -- Seniors taking to the trails -- Taking your pet -- Going alone -- Deciding where to backpack -- Overnighting at inns and huts -- Enjoying the high mountains -- Desert hiking -- Canyon hiking -- Extending your hiking season into fall -- Getting started winter backpacking.
Summary A photo-illustrated guide to backpacking and hiking that covers preparation, setting up camp, purifying water, dealing with weather, health and safety, insect and plant nuisances, risks on trails, hiking groups, and other related topics.
Subject Backpacking -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Hiking -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Cover Title Backpacker & hiker's handbook
ISBN 9780811734622 (pbk.)
0811734625 (pbk.)

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