Wilderness Basics The Complete Handbook for Hikers Backpackers

Wilderness Basics The Complete Handbook for Hikers Backpackers
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The Complete Handbook for Hikers & Backpackers, 3rd Edition   

Instructors for the Wilderness Basics Course of the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club have taught tens of thousands of people how to enjoy the wilderness, safely. Now they have updated their indispensable guide to backcountry adventure-from planning a trip and selecting gear to fitting a backpack and practicing first aid. Additional new material includes GPS use and sample menus utilizing the latest food products on the market.   

Editor Kristi Anderson completed the Wilderness Basics Course (WBC) in 1996 and discovered a passion for the outdoors. Since then, she has led camps for the WBC and other Sierra Club activities.    Part of the The Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series! Created for beginning-to-intermediate enthusiasts, this series includes everything anyone would need to know about staying safe and having fun in the backcountry. 

Los Angeles Times  This primer for first-timers, now in its third edition, is a good entry to hiking or backpacking.   
Farmington (NM) Daily Times  This book will be a boon for those who are interested in learning the basics, and even for experienced outdoor enthusiasts who want a refresher course.   
Allentown (PA) Morning Call  A great primer for anyone who wants to know more about how to take care of themselves in the outdoors. 
Idaho Statesman  An excellent resource for all outdoor folks. 
Idaho Falls Post Register  If you've never ventured into the backcountry, Wilderness Basics is a good place to start your adventure…If you are an avid adventurer, the book will still provide tips and suggestions for how to best venture into the wilds. 
The Cascadian  A very thorough introduction to travel in the outdoors. 
Tucson Citizen  The third edition of Wilderness Basics covers everything you'll need to survive outdoors.

Editor: Kristi Anderson   Coauthor: San Diego Chapter Of The Sierra Club
Product Code: 8149 Pages: 272
ISBN: 978-0-89886-814-2 Binding: Paperback
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books Published: 4/12/2004

Availability: In stock 
Price:  $16.95

  • Third editon has new chapters on mountain biking, Leave No Trace strategies, and avoiding dangerous encounters with wild animals
  • Wilderness instructors address the real questions of people heading into the backcountry for the first time


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