Ragged Mountain Press Backpacker's Handbook

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If you claim the outdoors as your religion, then Chris Townsend's Backpacker's Handbook is your sacred text. And if not, it's still a pretty invaluable book, anyway. This guide provides the essential information on all aspects of backcountry travel, whether you're just getting started or are already cutting the handle off your toothbrush and creating your own dehydrated meals. Townsend covers all the pertinent topics, from choosing equipment and backcountry cooking, to safety hazards and route finding. Plan and prepare yourself for any situation on the trail with the Backpacker's Handbook.

- Backcountry.com

This enormously practical guide includes everything from essential techniques to the skills needed for more remote journeys. Author: Chris Townsend. Softcover; 440 pages; black-and-white photographs. Ragged Mountain Press; copyright 2005. How to choose packs and footwear, and make certain 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. Also covers desert hiking, ultralight backpacking and adventure trekking in distant corners of the globe.


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The Ragged Mountain Press Backpacker's Handbook is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 13, 2010 at Backcountry.com.

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