The Mountaineers Books Day Hiker's Handbook
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Whether you are new to the trail or an expert in the making, Backpacker Magazine's Day Hiker's Handbook will answer all of your questions and more. Author: Michael Lanza. Softcover; 173 pages; black-and-white photographs. The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2003. Includes information about: the best way to load a backpack, how to choose boots, packs, trail clothes and first-aid kit contents. Discussions about minimum impact and trail ethics, eating on the trail, the difference between waterproof and water-resistant. Different kinds of navigation tools and the best uses of each, getting caught hiking in the dark, meeting an animal on the trail. How to cross a hip-deep stream and preparing for wintertime hiking.