Wilderness Press Joy of Backpacking

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Backpacking is the basis for most backcountry activities. This guide teaches you how, from planning the first trip to advanced wilderness travel. Author: Brian Beffort. Softcover; 268 pages; black-and-white photos. Wilderness Press; copyright 2007. Learn the fundamentals, with sections on trip planning, gear, backcountry nutrition and cooking, navigation, and other essential wilderness skills. Discover trends in lightweight packing and high-tech gadgets. Try new backpacking systems from expert packers and learn about prevention and care for common first-aid emergencies.

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