Day Hiker's Handbook Get Started with the Experts

ISBN-10: 0898869013

ISBN-13: 9780898869019

Edition: 2003

Authors: Mike Lanza

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 173
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Getting Started
Finding Hiking Partners
Being a Smart Consumer
Doing it Yourself
How Hard is Hard?
Keeping Your Engine Tuned
Hiking in Groups
Hiking Alone
Taking Baby Steps
Setting Reasonable Goals
Bagging Peaks
Gear
Hiking Boots
Socks-The Unsung Hero of Footwear
Foot Care
Customized Footbeds
Packs
What Else Should I Bring?
Clothing
Skin to Shell, Sunny to Soggy: Layering and Temperature/Moisture Management
Cool Stuff
What Should I Buy?
How Much Should I Spend?
Water and Food
Becoming a Heavy Drinker
Carrying Enough Water
Bottles and Hydration Systems
Don't Drink the Water?
Fueling Your Engine
Don't Feed the Animals!
Children on the Trail
General Tips for Hiking with Children
Nutrition and Hydration
Sun Protection
Kids vs. Bugs and Animals
Safety, Fun, and Trail Ethics
At the Trailhead
Trail Etiquette
Finding Your Way
Crossing Water
"It's D-D-D-Dark Out!"
Hiking in Winter
Keep Smiling
Watching Wildlife
Outdoor Photography Tips
When Nature Calls
Use the Facilities, Please
The Moment of Truth
A Word for Women
Weather
Weather Terminology
Checking the Forecast
Reading Between the Clouds
Thunder and Lightning
Turn Back or Go On?
Health and First Aid
First Aid
First-Aid Kits
Advice for Women
Things That'll Get Ya
Other Health and First-Aid References
Day-Hiking Resources
Recommended Reading
Index
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