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National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide The Classic Handbook, Revised and Updated

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ISBN-10: 0684859092

ISBN-13: 9780684859095

Edition: 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Mark Harvey

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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 6/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034

Mark Harvey is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition at the University of Manchester

Why We GoA Word About NOLS
Expedition Planning
Team and Leadership
It All Begins with You
Choosing Your Teammates
Group Size
Traveling Solo
Commitment to the Trip and the Division of Labor
Sharing Costs
Physical Conditioning
Expedition Goals
Objectives and Expedition Philosophy
Route Planning
Your Route
Resupplying Your Trip
Using Your Computer in Planning Your Expedition
Contingency Plans
Radios, Cell Phones, and Other Electronic Communication Devices
Ration Planning
Staple Food versus Freeze-dried Food
Types of Staple Foods
Bringing the Right Amount of Food
Packaging Your Food
Fuel Calculations
Summary for Your Expedition Planning
Equipment Primer
Where to Buy Your Equipment
Boot Selection
Fitting Your Boots
Care of Your Boots
Types of Stoves
Types of Fuels
Stove Trouble
Shooting Guide
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Choosing a Pack
Pack Packing
Types of Tents
Tent Sizes
Pitching Your Tent
Care and Maintenance of Your Tent
Interview with John Roskelley
Water Systems
Headlamps and Flashlights
Knife or Multipurpose Tool
Equipment Repair
Care of Equipment
Equipment Summary
How to Dress for the Backcountry
A Short Course in Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Backcountry Clothing Fabrics
Know the Climate
Base Layer
Intermediate Layers
Outer Layer
Notes on Clothing Items
Saving Money on Clothes
Camping Technique
Choosing a Campsite
Is It Safe?
Leave No Trace Camping
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimize Campfire Impacts
Respect Wildlife
Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Bear Camping
Where the Bears Are
Your Campsite in Bear Country
Bear Hangs
Encountering a Bear
If Attacked
On Good Habits
Travel Technique
Energy Conservation, Hydration, and Nutrition
Walking Technique
Group Management on the Trail
LNT Trail Technique
Interview with an Outdoor Photographer
Precarious Terrain and Objective Hazards
River Crossings
Crossing Boulders, Talus, and Scree
Subjective Hazards
Trail Etiquette
Meeting Horsepackers
Smoking and Alcohol
Foot Care
Treating Blisters
Leadership and Expedition Behavior
Expedition Behavior
Interview with Molly Doran
Leadership Styles
Maps and Compasses
The USGS Map
Latitude and Longitude
What's in the Margins
Contour Lines
Reading Your Map
Learning to See
Keep Your Map Handy and Keep Track of Your Position
Orienting Your Map
Off-Trail Information
Compass Parts
Tips on Using Your Compass
Taking a Bearing with Your Compass
Following a Bearing
Back Bearings
True North, Magnetic North, and Declination
Orienting Your Map with a Compass
Charting a Course from Your Map
Using a Baseline and Aiming Off
Time Control Plans
Tips on Route Finding
Emergency Procedures
Emergency Procedures
When to Evacuate an Injured or Sick Group Member
Steps to a Safe Evacuation
Evacuation Options
If You Request a Helicopter
Search and Rescue
Finding the Lost Person
Getting Found
Tips on Surviving If You Get Separated from Your Gear or Group
Air Masses and Fronts
Orographic Uplift
Interview with Pamela Eaton of the Wilderness Society
Cooking in the Backcountry
Your Kitchen Site
Kitchen Gear
Water Treatment
Microorganisms in Your Water Bottle
Sanitation in the Kitchen
Basic Cooking in the Backcountry
Cooking in Your Tent
Cleaning Up
Dehydrating Your Own Food
Natural Additions
Food Stress
Our Responsibility to the Land
Equipment List
Suggested Reading