Hiking and Backpacking
Essential Skills, Equipment and Safety
This all new book is a comprehensive guide to the basics of backpacking, it covers food, water, equipment, how and where to hike, and has information on winter backpacking, hiking with children and long distance hiking. It offers the latest information on the sport along with a host of trail-tested techniques and time-honored backpacking tips. The new book replaces Victoria's top-selling outdoor guide Backpacking.
Hiking and Backpacking is organized the same way backpackers would carry out any trip. The planning section details all the options for hikers and suggests ways to pick the best trails to fit their ability, time, and interests. There's even a section for those serious about long-distance hikes. And, whether they are out for one night or tackling a thru hike, Backpacking gives them advice on the most daunting aspect of backpacking: gear. Logue offers advice on which equipment is essential and examines important features that should be inspected prior to buying anything.
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Praise for Victoria's earlier book Backpacking in the '90s:
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Praise for Hiking and Backpacking
"Very highly recommended for
the outdoor enthusiast,
Through it all, Victoria's voice is witty,
"No matter what your skill level, the tips
and topics in this book will have you trekking in the right direction."