The Complete Idiot's Guide to Backpacking and HikingBook - 2010
Backpacking and hiking remain some of the most popular outdoors activities in America. From seniors to young families, honeymooners to professional groups, nearly everyone can take advantage of these satisfying and relatively inexpensive nature getaways. However, to get the most of the trips, preparation and planning are vital to a successful adventure. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Backpacking and Hiking by expert, enthusiast, and journalist Jason Stevenson, provides readers all the information they need, including-How to choose a trip and location. Ways to train for the trip. What gear is necessary - and what isn't. The differences between daypacks and full backpacks. Tips for effectively packing gear. How to live on the trail. Special advice for female packers. Considerations for traveling with groups and with pets. First-aid and other safety essentials.
Written for the novice backpacker and filled with practical information and tips, this guide will serve to make the trip a rewarding one.