The Whole Backpacker's Catalog

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9780070595996: The Whole Backpacker's Catalog

Every backpacker, beginner or expert, will love this book -- a fun-to-read, highly knowledgeable compendium of everything a backpacker would like to know before hitting the trail.

Modeled after the famous Whole Earth Catalog, The Whole Backpacker's Catalog overflows with canny tips, solid information, and shrewd advice, on every subject from buying a sleeping bag to starting a campfire in the rain ... from "desert rat" secrets to eating on the trail ... from hiking organizations to state and national parks.

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Essential item #1 for your next walk into the wilds! Blaze a trail straight to the best gear and best hiking information with this richly illustrated guide. Designed in an inviting, easy-access format as entertaining as it is informative, The Whole Backpacker's Catalog leads you to the right boots, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, and accessories, and to a wealth of other information, to help you get the most out of our gear and your trip. For novices and advanced foot travelers alike, expert backpacker Ed Sobey offers seasoned advice, down-to-earth gear evaluations and recommendations, trail-proven tips and techniques from food to first-aid, and a multitude of resources from books and maps to Internet websites, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and mail addresses for retailers, manufacturers, repair facilities, mapmakers, and wilderness organizations. What's more, detailed resource chapters cover every region in North America and many exciting corners of the world, listing contact information for guides, outfitters, and trekking clubs; historic, scenic, and long-distance trails; as well as National Parks and Forests, major state parks, monuments, and recreation areas. If you're serious about setting an explorer's foot "out there." begin by wandering through The Whole Backpacker's Catalog.

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