The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide : The Classic Handbook (Paperback) - Harvey, Mark W. T./ Simer, Peter

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Illustrated throughout with instructional drawings, and featuring lists of equipment and NOLS programs, as well as a glossary of common camping and hiking terms, The Wilderness Guide covers these essentials:
-- Selecting equipment -- including descriptions of newly introduced products like the internal frame pack, lighterweight boots, and stronger tents
-- Traveling safely and sensibly -- including vital information on maps, compasses, and weather forecasting
-- Backcountry cooking, with tips on building fires and tricks for making gourmet meals
-- Search and rescue techniques, including how to organize a self-sufficient search group and when to call in professional rescue teams

The Wilderness Guide brings the know-how of the world's most famous and respected outdoor organization to every -- from the 16 million backpacking Americans to the more than 265 million example -- tenderfeet, and trail-hardened hiking who visit our national parks annually.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780684859095
SKU 30486555
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0684859092
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1T
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Annotation A comprehensive guide to camping and hiking in the United States. Topics include maps, equipment, safety, weather, forecasting, camping cuisine, and "search and rescue" techniques.
Editors Note Illustrated throughout with instructional drawings, and featuring lists of equipment and NOLS programs, as well as a glossary of common camping and hiking terms, The Wilderness Guide covers these essentials: -- Selecting equipment -- including descriptions of newly introduced products like the internal frame pack, lighterweight boots, and stronger tents -- Traveling safely and sensibly -- including vital information on maps, compasses, and weather forecasting -- Backcountry cooking, with tips on building fires and tricks for making gourmet meals -- Search and rescue techniques, including how to organize a self-sufficient search group and when to call in professional rescue teams The Wilderness Guide brings the know-how of the world's most famous and respected outdoor organization to every -- from the 16 million backpacking Americans to the more than 265 million example -- tenderfeet, and trail-hardened hiking who visit our national parks annually.
Editors Note 2 The classic backpacker's handbook -- revised and updated -- providing expert guidelines for anyone who loves the outdoors.The Wilderness Guide brings the savvy of the world's most famous and respected outdoor organization to everyone -- from the 16 million backpacking Americans to the more than 265 million people, tenderfeet and trail-hardened hikers, who visit our national parks annually. It covers:Selecting equipment -- including discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of products such as the internal frame pack, lighter-weight boots, and freestanding tentsThe latest "leave no trace" camping techniquesTraveling safely and sensibly -- including vital information on maps, compasses, and tips on crossing difficult terrainBackcountry cooking, with tips on building fires and tricks for making gourmet mealsSearch-and-rescue techniques, including how to organize a self-sufficient search group and when to call in professional rescue teamsIllustrated throughout with instructional drawings and photos and featuring lists of equipment, the Wilderness Guide is a must-have for anyone planning to explore the great outdoors.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0272
Publisher Touchstone Books

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