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Title:
How to survive your first trip in the wild : backpacking for beginners
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9781641526821
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x, 139 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Summary:
There and back-what every new backpacker needs to know. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single book. How to Survive Your First Trip in the Wild bundles up everything you need to prep for your first-ever backpacking adventure-so you can explore the backcountry with confidence. Start strong with an essential equipment guide geared toward beginners. Discover how to choose a campsite and follow along with camp setup and breakdown directions. Water treatment info, outdoor cooking basics, snacking suggestions, and a sample three-day backpacking food plan supply you with vital knowledge to survive in the wilderness. This beginners' backpacking handbook includes: Expert tips-Learn how to "Leave No Trace," navigate rough terrain, deal with wildlife, and other practical backpacking advice. Gear checklists-Track down the right gear with guides to clothing, footwear, backpacks, and shelters-even on a budget. Plan ahead-Handy cheat sheets help you pick the best time of year and the perfect starter trail for backpacking in your state. Start your backpacking experience now with How to Survive Your First Trip in the Wild.
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There and back--what every new backpacker needs to know.

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single book. How to Survive Your First Trip in the Wild bundles up everything you need to prep for your first-ever backpacking adventure--so you can explore the backcountry with confidence.

Start strong with an essential equipment guide geared toward beginners. Discover how to choose a campsite and follow along with camp setup and breakdown directions. Water treatment info, outdoor cooking basics, snacking suggestions, and a sample three-day backpacking food plan supply you with vital knowledge to survive in the wilderness.

This beginners' backpacking handbook includes:

Expert tips--Learn how to "Leave No Trace," navigate rough terrain, deal with wildlife, and other practical backpacking advice. Gear checklists--Track down the right gear with guides to clothing, footwear, backpacks, and shelters--even on a budget. Plan ahead--Handy cheat sheets help you pick the best time of year and the perfect starter trail for backpacking in your state.

Start your backpacking experience now with How to Survive Your First Trip in the Wild.


Author Notes

Paul Magnanti is an avid outdoors person based in Moab, Utah, who has completed "The Triple Grown of Backpacking"-the Appalachian, pacific Crest, and Continental Divide trails. Paul enjoys backcountry skiing, camping in remote areas, and backpacking whenever he can.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. viii
1 Planning Your Tripp. 1
2 Gearing Upp. 15
3 Getting Trail-Readyp. 47
4 Hitting The Trailp. 63
5 Setting Up Campp. 79
6 Cooking And Camp Lifep. 87
Basic First Aidp. 113
Trips for First-Time Backpackersp. 115
Seasons Cheat Sheetsp. 121
First Trip Checklistp. 125
Lightweight Backpackingp. 129
Resourcesp. 130
Indexp. 133