The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition

byChris Townsend

Paperback | October 10, 2011

The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition by Chris Townsend
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What you need to know before you hit the trails

Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on:

  • How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit
  • What clothing to take on the trail
  • Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear
  • GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices
  • And much more

    Reviews from previous editions
    "The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere."
    --Backpack (UK)
    "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense."
    "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book."
    Maine Sportsman
    "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading."
    Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

Title:The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th EditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9.1 X 7.5 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:9.1 X 7.5 X 0.8 inPublished:October 10, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:007175489X

ISBN - 13:9780071754897

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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