Stackpole Books Backpacker and Hiker's Handbook
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Learn how to plan and prepare for a backpacking trip from expert William Kemsley Jr., founder of. Author: William Kemsley Jr. Softcover; 304 pages; color photographs; black-and-white illustrations. Stackpole Books; copyright 2008. Learn must-know trail skills: finding your way, purifying water, cooking on the trail, where and when to set up camp. Covers solo backpacking, all-female groups, hiking with children, seniors and pets, and ideas for going light and enhancing your trail photography. Read about how to handle dangerous situations-encounters with bears, inclement weather and medical emergencies.