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The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide

The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide

The Classic Handbook, Revised and Updated

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 tents
  • The latest "leave no trace" camping techniques
  • Traveling safely and sensibly -- including vital information on maps, compasses, and tips on crossing difficult terrain
  • 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

Illustrated 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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  • Touchstone | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684859095 | 
  • June 1999
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