What you must understand sooner than you hit the trails
Whether you're backpacking for the 1st time or a veteran follower of the paths, this tremendously functional advisor comprises every thing you must understand, from crucial suggestions akin to map and compass paintings to the abilities wanted for extra distant barren region trips. The Backpacker's Handbook additionally provides the newest info on equipment. you will discover the final word on:
- How to decide on packs and footwear―and verify they healthy
- What garments to tackle the path
- Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and different equipment
- GPS, mobile phones, and different digital units
- And even more
Reviews from prior editions
"The latest and complete advisor to apparatus and strategy on hand anywhere."
"A transparent and complete primer on backpacking equipment. Townsend's wisdom is immense."
"Belongs in each bookcase facing outside issues. . . . Chockablock filled with priceless, sensible, common sense information. . . . for those who tramp the outside, get this book."
"For these taking into account taking a backpack trip, The Backpacker's Handbook is needed reading."
―Daily neighborhood News (West Chester, PA)