The Backpacker's Handbook - Chris Townsend

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Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, The Backpacker's Handbook is a practical guide including everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys.

The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. Chris Townsend lends his lifetime of experience in the outdoors to give you the last word on how to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit, what clothing to take on the trail and recommendations on what to look for in tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear.

Chris Townsend is an internationally recognized rough-terrain hiker, and is the author of several books, including Wilderness Skiing and Winter Camping and The Backpackers Handbook.

  • Publisher:  International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press (Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback
  • 481 pages