Backpacker Backpacking Basics: Planning, Preparing, and Packing (Backpacker Magazine) (Paperback)
Backpacker magazine-branded and fueled by Falcon-Guides, this book provides essential mind gear from the two most respected and reliable publishers of outdoor-related information. Perfect for pack or pocket, it breaks down its subject into the essential topics, providing practical and portable information useful in the field. Full-color photos, charts, and illustrations are organized with text by an expert in a brief and accessible manner, introducing readers to basic and intermediate skills needed to safely and successfully get by in the outdoors. Backpacker Magazine's Backpacking Basics informs readers about choosing where to go; selecting the appropriate gear; properly packing their equipment; finding their way in the wilderness; and planning easy and tasty meals. This handy pocket-sized guide is 96 pages, includes two popouts, and incorporates color photos, charts, and illustrations as needed throughout the interior.
Clyde Soles is a professional author and photographer who, for eight years, was the principle field tester for rock climbing and mountaineering equipment for Rock & Ice magazine.. He writes for Outside, Backpacker, Rock & Ice, Climbing, Hooked on the Outdoors, and other national outdoor magazines, and has authored several books, including The Outdoor Knots Book, Land Navigation Handbook, and Expedition Planning.