The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking (Idiot’s Guides)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Backpacking and Hiking (Idiot's Guides) Author Jason Stevenson
ISBN-10 1592579604
ISBN-13 9781592579600
Year 2010-04-06
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher ALPHA
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Table of Contents Chapter 1 Get Started with Day Hiking Getting started with shorter hikes that allow you to sleep in your own bed at night Chapter 2 Hiking for All Ages and Types Finding a satisfying trail whether you hike by yourself with a partner or in a group Chapter 3 Camping Overnight The complete guide to a comfortable night s sleep at parks campgrounds and backcountry tent sites Chapter 4 Backpacking Basics Getting deeper into the woods mountains or wherever you want to explore by carrying everything you need on your back Chapter 5 Training Your Body for the Trail Everyday fitness routines to get you in shape for any level of hiking Chapter 6 Never Get Lost Again Easy to follow map compass and GPS tutorials to keep you on the right trail Chapter 7 Essentials for Every Trip The lifesaving gear you should never leave home without Chapter 8 Welcome to Gear World Expert advice on how to buy high quality and long lasting equipment Chapter 9 Footwear Fundamentals Finding hiking boots or trail shoes guaranteed to keep your feet happy and blister free Chapter 10 Outdoor Clothing 101 Smart layering advice for weather that s either fair or foul Chapter 11 Hauling Your Gear Daypacks and Weekend Packs The surefire guide to finding and loading the ideal backpack Chapter 12 Shelter from the Storm Building the perfect sleep system by combining tents sleeping bags and ground pads Chapter 13 The Outdoor Kitchen Cooking advice and recipes to fuel every hike and hiker Chapter 14 Liquid Refreshment Where to find water and how to make it safe to drink Chapter 15 Hygiene on the Trail Sensible strategies to keep clean on the trail Chapter 16 How to Survive The no panic plan on how to respond when trouble arises Chapter 17 First Aid The on trail prescription to fix blisters bumps and bruises Chapter 18 The Wild Things Keeping encounters with poisonous plants and wildlife at a safe but exciting distance Chapter 19 High Country Hazards Hiking and camping tips for more challenging trails and terrain Chapter 20 Expanding Your Skills Where to seek your next great adventure Appendixes A Glossary B Resources C Equipment Checklists

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