Wilderness Basics

Wilderness Basics

Get the Most From your Hiking, Backpacking, and Camping Adventures

Book - 2013
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One of the all-time bestselling wilderness skills texts - newly updated and improved! - The standard text for the San Diego Sierra Club chapter's Wilderness Basics Course - All-new chapter on ultralight backpacking - Extensive updating throughout, including new photosMore than 100,000 copies of Wilderness Basics have been sold over the years, and this new edition will continue as a training staple for those wanting to build their outdoor skills. It is the text used in the San Diego Sierra Club chapter's signature Wilderness Basics Course (WBC) and is written by chapter members. Updates to this new edition include: - Outdoor Ethics - latest Leave No Trace practices - Conditioning - now with advice on useful massage - Outfitting - updates on water treatment methods and filters, trekking pole types and benefits, and pack covers - Ultralight Backpacking - all-new chapter - Foods and Cooking - new information on how not to dirty a pot, in-the-bag cooking, vegetarian cooking, and Dutch oven cooking - Navigation - compass-reading updates - Wilderness Travel - new info on "wag bags,' bug protection, and building a campfire - Winter Adventures - warming exercises and heat packs, snow latrine tips, emergency shelter informationThere's more, too, in this exhaustively updated instructional for outdoor beginners and advanced backpackers, alike.You'll appreciate the updated glossary, the new list of hiking and trail advocacy groups, andthe refreshed appendix of reading resources.
Publisher: Seattle :, Mountaineers Books,, 2013, ©2013.
Edition: Fourth edition.
ISBN: 9781594858215
Branch Call Number: 796. 50978 WIL 2013
Characteristics: 318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Kristi - Editor
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