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Backpackers Handbook

Backpackers Handbook - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0071754897

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Publisher: Ragged Mountain Press
Published: 2012
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Backpackers Handbook - 4TH 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-0071754897

Chris Townsend

ISBN13: 978-0071754897
ISBN10: 007175489X
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Edition/Copyright: 4TH 12
Publisher: Ragged Mountain Press

Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

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 Handbookalso gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on:

  • How to choose packs and footwear-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
''The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere.''
--Backpack(UK)
''A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense.''
--Sierra
''Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book.''
-Maine Sportsman
''For those thinking of taking a backpack journey,The Backpacker's Handbookis required reading.''
-Daily Local News(West Chester, PA)

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Backpacker's Handbook - 3rd edition

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