Random House The Complete Walker IV

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Really good book.. Lots of info in it. Got this book…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $8 on Amazon


Really good book.. Lots of info in it.


  • Tons of info
  • For real... tons of info


  • Tends to get a bit boring

Got this book used on Amazon. It's good, don't get me wrong, it's just a massive amount of info. I still have yet to finish it. Mostly because I can only read 2 or 3 pages at a time.

There are other editions on Amazon for sale. Make sure if you check it out to get IV; III was written in the '80s or the early '90s... so the info in those are old.

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Fully revised and updated, this new edition leads us through a discussion of every aspect of the outdoor life. Authors: Colin Fletcher and Chip Rawlins. Softcover; 845 pages. Alfred A. Knopf; copyright 2002. We've seen revolutionary changes in hiking and camping equipment, so the equipment recommendations are therefore completely revamped. We've also seen a deepening of environmental consciousness; the authors lead us through these technological, ethical and spiritual changes. Discussions on how to best equip yourself, from your socks to your pack; equipment evaluations are precise, honest and thorough. They remind us that hiking is not about equipment alone but about seeing the green world anew; this is an indispensable book!


This book is a classic. Legions of people have read and cherished this book. Colin Fletcher was one of the great all time outdoor writers and trekkers. The first 3 editions have often been called the Backpacker's Bible. Completely updated and revised to include new equipment and light hiking trends this new edition is even better than it was before which is a mean feat in itself. This book covers all aspects of backpacking and covers them in depth. If I were to recommend just one book about backpacking this would be it. Truly a masterpiece and written by a legend in the hiking world.Backpacking from A to ZPerfect for beginners and a handy reference and refresher for experienced trekkersSimple easy to use formatGreat for trip leadersIllustratedRevised and updatedBinding - PaperAuthor - Colin Fletcher, Chip RawlinsPages - 864Publisher - Knopf Publishing GroupYear - 2002ISBN - 9780375703232.

- Campmor

Random House The Complete Walker IV

previously retailed for:
$19.96 - $25.95

The Random House The Complete Walker IV is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 29, 2014 at REI.

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