Joy of Backpacking: Your complete guide to attaining pure happiness in the outdoors

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Wilderness Press, Jul 20, 2015 - Sports & Recreation - 336 pages
A comprehensive guide covering every aspect of how to backpack--from planning a first trip to advanced wilderness travel. For those new to the activity, longtime backpacker and author Brian Beffort covers the fundamentals, with sections on trip planning, gear, backcountry nutrition and cooking, navigation, and other essential wilderness skills. You will also learn what to expect on the trail and in camp, and how to stay safe with first aid, weather preparedness, and more. For experienced packers, this book is filled with practical tips and inspired ideas on how to update and refine your approach to backpacking based on trends in lightweight gear, high-tech gadgets, changing wilderness rules, and increasing opportunities for wilderness travel around the world.
 

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Nevada resident Beffort (Afoot & Afield: Las Vegas and Southern Nevada) is a veteran hiker who brings his personal knowledge and considerable research to play in producing a wide-ranging primer for ... Read full review

Contents

CHOOSING A TRIP
9
BACKPACKING WITH OTHERS
19
PART BACKPACKING GEAR
41
CLOTHING
58
FOOTWEAR
65
BACKPACKS
72
SLEEPING BAGS
81
EOUIPMENT CARE
97
BREAKING CAMP GOING HOME
187
WEATHER AND PREPAREDNESS 1 93
193
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE PART
205
WILDLIFE
211
FIRST AID
218
ADVANCED BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS
233
BACKPACKING IN EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATES
241
MORE BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL
249

16
127
JOY ON THE TRAIL
157
HIKING HYGIENE
181
BACKPACKING AND HIKING ORGANIZATIONS
256
BIBLIOGRAPHY
263
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