The National Outdoor Leadership School Wilderness Guide
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The National Outdoor Leadership School Wilderness Guide : The Classic Handbook

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The classic backpacker's handbook--revised and updated--providing expert guidelines for anyone who loves the outdoors. The Wilderness Guide brings the savvy of the world's most famous and respected outdoor organization to everyone--from the sixteen million backpacking Americans to the more than 265 million people, tenderfeet and trail-hardened hikers, who visit our national parks annually. It covers: -Selecting equipment--including discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of products such as the internal frame pack, lighter-weight boots, and freestanding tents -The latest "leave no trace" camping techniques -Traveling safely and sensibly--including vital information on maps, compasses, and tips on crossing difficult terrain -Backcountry cooking, with tips on building fires and tricks for making gourmet meals -Search-and-rescue techniques, including how to organize a self-sufficient search group and when to call in professional rescue teams Illustrated throughout with instructional drawings and photos and featuring lists of equipment, the Wilderness Guide is a must-have for anyone planning to explore the great outdoors.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 165 x 241 x 19.05mm | 476g
  • Prentice Hall & IBD
  • Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0684859092
  • 9780684859095
  • 565,618

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Money magazine The Harvard of the wilderness schools.
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About Mark Harvey

The National Outdoor Leadership School conducts outdoor adventure programs at eight branches throughout the world; its headquarters are in the foot-hills of Wind River Range in Lander, Wyoming.
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