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    books Unlimited | New & Used bookstore | Franklin, NC – buyprobolan50.co.uk hiking equipment first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes Backpacker's Field Manual, Kindle Ô a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail for BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and illustrated with thanline drawingsICKS OF THE TRAIL time tested practical lessons learned along the wayGOING ULTRALIGHT downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten upEvery traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you ll ever need this one and take to the great outdoors with confidence."/>
  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
  • Rick Curtis
  • English
  • 01 October 2017
  • 1400053099

10 thoughts on “The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills

  1. Meredith Meredith says:

    Addendum Now I truly have finished the book It s an e book and it did a crazy thing where I managed to skip a big chunk of the middle section, and so I went back and read it I wouldn t change my opinion of the book, except to say that it s actuallycomprehensive than I originally thought This is a good guide to backcountry hiking and camping, with a lot of information and tips for survival and minimal impact life in the wilderness I am not an expert on this subject, so it gave me my m Addendum Now I truly have finished the book It s an e book and it did a crazy thing where I managed to skip a big chunk of the middle section, and so I went back and read it I wouldn t change my opinion of the book, except to say that it s actuallycomprehensive than I originally thought This is a good guide to backcountry hiking and camping, with a lot of information and tips for survival and minimal impact life in the wilderness I am not an expert on this subject, so it gave me my money s worth in information Of particular note are the sections on clothing functionality, different types of gear such as stoves and a very comprehensive section on first aid in the field that goes to a great depth,than the usual first aid discussion because the backcountry explore doesn t have help just a 911 call away.The humour is a bit dry and sparse, and I think it could have been hilarious had the author chosen to approach it that way There are some errors, namely in imperial to metric conversion 2.2 kg to the pound , and some inconsistencies regarding leave no trace camping and hiking for example, the book first admonishes you to pack out your toilet paper and tampons instead of burning them, then in the next section recommends using these items as fire starters But that didn t undermine my trust in the information


  2. Christopher Christopher says:

    In the early 1970s, Princeton University launched a program where incoming freshmen would hike together in the wilderness to get to know each other before classes started This quickly became popular among American universities, and over the years a large body of collective experience arose THE BACKPACKER S FIELD MANUAL was conceived as a compendium of advice for guides leading hikers through America s state and national parks It was written by Rick Curtis, director of Princeton s program for In the early 1970s, Princeton University launched a program where incoming freshmen would hike together in the wilderness to get to know each other before classes started This quickly became popular among American universities, and over the years a large body of collective experience arose THE BACKPACKER S FIELD MANUAL was conceived as a compendium of advice for guides leading hikers through America s state and national parks It was written by Rick Curtis, director of Princeton s program for many years When I first heard of this book, I imagined it would be a survival guide, but in fact, the book generally covers the mundane aspects of walking a trail instead of what to do if something goes horribly wrong The sort of advice you ll find here is what food to bring along to cook for a group of people with diverse diets including vegans and Jews who keep kosher , how to use a camping stove, where to dig latrines and how to avoid bears There s exhaustive guidance on Leave No Trace hiking But even if you aren t leading a big group, there s plenty of information to interest you The explanation here of how to use a sighting compass is the most clear of any of the guides I ve read to date, and the comparison of down and synthetic fabrics hasinformation to help you choose than some other resources.As the guide was written for an American audience who were hiking within the US, all measurements for e.g food are not metric, which limits a bit the usefulness of this book for people traveling internationally It s still good to go on and read a real survival manual after this, like the SAS Survival Handbook, as Curtis stops short on many useful tips For example, he only briefly mentions the building of shelters and does not even describe how to make a snow shelter Still, this book is full of practical advice and budding trekkers are sure to learn something from it


  3. Akshat Agarwal Akshat Agarwal says:

    Pretty interesting read, and a handy manual.


  4. Christopher Mocella Christopher Mocella says:

    About as expected a field guide on all of the ins and outs of backpacking, and really goes from soup to nuts on the process from preparing and packing, through equipment descriptions and travel, all the way through first aid, and even a bit on outdoor leadership Solid guide After hiking and camping for several years, I still found some useful parts here, tricks on the trail, a remind of what the heck declination is anyway, that sort of stuff The read was pretty dry and straight forward, and About as expected a field guide on all of the ins and outs of backpacking, and really goes from soup to nuts on the process from preparing and packing, through equipment descriptions and travel, all the way through first aid, and even a bit on outdoor leadership Solid guide After hiking and camping for several years, I still found some useful parts here, tricks on the trail, a remind of what the heck declination is anyway, that sort of stuff The read was pretty dry and straight forward, and the author hasthan a little fascination with go light and leave no trace I m not interested in packing out my poo, thanks , but overall this covers just about everything about everything with backpacking


  5. Sara Howard Sara Howard says:

    It was interesting, but very beginner level stuff It basically made me realize I needdetails on a lot of the sections included It s a good overview for you to realize, oh, okay, now I need to go buy books that specifically talk about how to read maps, etc.I haven t read a whole lot of backpacking books, but I would imagine that arecomprehensive ones out there.


  6. Scott Thomas Scott Thomas says:

    Super, super helpful They have information for all levels, whether you are just starting or are a seasoned hiking I found myself skimming a lot of the basic information in the beginning, then re reading skills I never thought about.Definitely going to be re checking this out before every trip It has endless timps and tricks to help you.


  7. Cameron Copper Cameron Copper says:

    This book could be used and I m sure it is used as a textbook to accompany an outdoor hiking class in high school or college I mean this both as a warning and a complement to the author My first thought when finishing this book was that the author did a great job of reviewing a ton of the components of backpacking, but did little to tie everything together to give the reader a step by step process for readying for a trip After a little reflection and review, I realize that you really could This book could be used and I m sure it is used as a textbook to accompany an outdoor hiking class in high school or college I mean this both as a warning and a complement to the author My first thought when finishing this book was that the author did a great job of reviewing a ton of the components of backpacking, but did little to tie everything together to give the reader a step by step process for readying for a trip After a little reflection and review, I realize that you really could start with no equipment or idea of where you d like to go and after reading applying everything contained in this book, you would be able to successfully start with an overnight trip or perhaps a 3 day swing through a very basic primitive area Shouldn t that be the goal of a text like this one Be warned the text is VERY dry Specifically the first aid chapter With that being said, all the knowledge that Curtis is bestowing upon the reader is very useful.I read the paperback of this book but plan on getting the kindle version to have with me in ebook form while on hikes Great material


  8. Stephen Stephen says:

    Good overview of backpacking but not something I think would be worth the weight to carry out into the field, so I m not sure I d really agree with the Field Manual title Much of the first half of the book is preparation, equipment etc.


  9. Becky Norris Becky Norris says:

    This book has lots of great information for anyone planning a backpacking or camping trip The author covers it all, from what clothing to wear, to how to select a sleeping bag, to first aid, and survival in every type of situation.


  10. Justin Justin says:

    Above average yet not the best survival book It has a rather large nice section on first aid


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