Sierra Club Books Walking Softly in the Wilderness
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Updated with new technologies and philosophies, this common sense guide is perhaps the ultimate manual for ethical backpacking. Author: John Hart. Sierra Club Books, copyright 2005. Softcover; 528 pages; black and white illustrations. A sure-footed guide to a changing scene, this guide provides polished and proven trail wisdom, distilled for easy reading and implementation. Updated edition covers new ultralight technologies, soft-shell fabrics, frameless packs and other changing aspects to the activity. Thorough information on a full range of topics such as foot care, first aid, navigation, equipment, cooking, wilderness politics and more. Helpful line drawings illustrate topics ranging from selecting gear to bearbagging to rigging a tarp shelter. Extensive resource listings include wilderness agencies, gear suppliers, and online information sources.