The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide: The Classic Wilderness Guide, Revised          -     By: Mark Harvey
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The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide: The Classic Wilderness Guide, Revised

Simon & Schuster / 1999 / Paperback

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The Wilderness Guide covers: selecting equipment- including discussons of the advantages and disadvantages of products such as the internal frame pack, lighter-weight boots, and freestanding tents; the latest "leave no trace" 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-sufficent search group and when to call in a professional rescue team. Illustrated throughout with instructional drawings and photos and featuring lists of equipment.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9.22 X 6.14 X 0.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0684859092
ISBN-13: 9780684859095

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

Money magazine The Harvard of the wilderness schools.
Publishers Weekly Remarkably packed with information on everything from renting topographical maps to baking bread over a campfire...The only guide most backpackers will ever need.

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