Hiking and Backpacking

ISBN-10: 0736068015
ISBN-13: 9780736068017
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 9/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Preface
Preparing for a Hiking or Backpacking Adventure
Going Hiking and Backpacking
What's Hiking All About?
What's Backpacking All About?
In Between Day Hiking and Backpacking
Taking Care of Yourself, Your Companions, and the Environment
Where to Go?
Conclusion
Getting Fit for Hiking and Backpacking
Fitness Benefits of Hiking and Backpacking
Components of Physical Fitness
Overall Wellness
Matching Fitness to Trips
Getting Fit for Backpacking
Conclusion
Footwear, Clothing, and Gear
Basic Rules for Purchasing Gear
Feet First
Dressing for Outdoors
Selecting and Using Day Packs and Backpacks
Food and Water: Eating on the Trail
First Aid Kit
Essentials for Day Hiking
Gear Considerations for Overnight and Longer Trips
Gear Function and Maintenance
Conclusion
Getting Trail Ready: Finding Your Way
Planning the Route
Using a Map, Compass, and More
Permits and Paperwork
Getting to the Trailhead
Managing Risk
Conclusion
Trail Safety and Survival Skills
Trail Safety
Wilderness First Aid
Emergencies and Survival Situations
Conclusion
On the Trail
Hiking Basics
Walking Techniques
Trail Manners
Maintaining Energy Levels
Strategies for Various Terrains and Environments
Descending and Climbing
Crossing Streams and Rivers
Conclusion
Hiking Adventures
Types of Hiking Adventures
Hiking Environments and Seasons
Additional Considerations for Day Hiking
Conclusion
Basics of Backcountry Camping
Before Camping
Selecting a Campsite
Factors Involved in Setting Up Camp
Cooking
Sleeping
Breaking Camp
Conclusion
Planning Your Backpacking Experience
Thinking Through the Planning Process
Trip Planning and Length
Planning Considerations
Special Considerations
Conclusion
Web Resources
Success Checks
Photo Credits
References
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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