The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition

The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition

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What you need to know before you hit the trails Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footweara€”and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Reviews from previous editions qThe most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere.q --Backpack (UK) qA clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense.q --Sierra qBelongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book.q a€”Maine Sportsman qFor those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading.q a€”Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)One argument against using a smartphone as a GPS is that smartphones arena#39;t designed for outdoor use. ... That said, I took my HTC Desire on the Pacific Northwest Trail, stored in an Aloksak bag in a small padded pouch, and it survived fine. ... Operating tiny buttons and delicate touch screens when ita#39;s cold is difficult. ... electroconductive matea€” rial on the finger and thumb tips are appearing, such as the Manzella Sprint TouchTip Glove and PowerStretch TouchTip Glove, which areanbsp;...

Title:The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition
Author:Chris Townsend
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2011-09-19


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