Backpacker & Hiker's Handbook
By William Kemsley Jr.
This book is written by the founder of "Backpacker Magazine". Full of color photos, it explains how to plan and prepare for a backpacking trip, with tips on buying essentials and getting in shape. Includes Must-know skills like finding your way, purifying water, cooking on the trail, and where and how to set up camp. Learn solo backpacking, all-female groups, hiking with children, seniors, and pets. It provides ideas for going light and enhancing your trail photography. Learn how to handle dangerous situations, including encounters with bears, snakes, and cougars; inclement weather; and medical emergencies. Safely explore high mountains, deserts, and canyons, and extend your hiking season into fall and winter. Measures 9' x 6" with 290 pages and many color photos and illustrations.
Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book
By Allen O'Bannon
Walking into the wilderness with a pack on your back is an empowering experience. Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book, written and illustrated by two guys who spend half their lives in the woods, provides information on dressing and packing for the outdoors, equipment, travel techniques, campcraft, and more. Beginners will find this book a perfect introduction to the backpacking world, and old hands are certain to pick up a few tricks from this thoroughly informative and entirely entertaining book. Measures 9" x 6" with 161 pages and many illustrations.
The Backpacker's Handbook - 3rd Edition
By Chris Townsend
The First Edition of The Backpacker's Handbook was a success due to its enormous practicality for backpackers of all skill levels, with everything from essential techniques for every backpacking trip - such as map and compass work, to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys - such as how to ford rivers safely and how to choose a route in untracked terrain. To this, in the Third Edition, add such topics as hiking deserts, ultralight backpacking, and adventure trekking in distant corners of the globe. Measures 9-1/4" x 7-1/2" with 340 pages.
The Complete Walker - IV Edition
By Colin Fletcher & Chip Rawlins
For the first time since 1984, we have a new edition of the classic book that Field & Stream called "the Hiker's Bible." The eighteen years since the publication of the Third Edition we have seen revolutionary changes in hiking and camping equipment; developments in waterproofing technology, smaller and more durable stoves, lighter boots, more manageable tents, and a wider array of food options. The equipment recommendations are therefore not merely revised and tweaked, but completely revamped. The equipment searches are exhaustive. Measures 9-1/4" x 6-1/8" with 864 pages.