Lighten Up!: A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking Falcon GuideFalcon Guides #ad - Short, this book presents everything hikers and backpackers need to be safe, and humorously illustrated by famed outdoor illustrator Mike Clelland, to-the-point, comfortable, and well fed while carrying a very small and lightweight pack.
Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips for Extremely Lightweight CampingFalcon Guides #ad - Try something new each and every time you go camping. Outdoors expert and celebrated illustrator Mike Clelland offers advanced techniques on how to pack light without sacrificing the essentials or your safety yet staying well fed and comfortable. Written in the tradition of the successful allen & mike’s really cool Telemark Tips, with 153 trail-tested tips full of solid advice, as well as more than 100 humorous and helpful illustrations, Ultralight Backpackin' Tips is the ultimate guide for backpackers serious about traveling ultralight.
Walking into the wilderness with a pack on your back is an empowering experience—all the more so when that pack on your back isn’t weighing you down. That’s where this book comes in. Know the difference between wants and needs. Just a few of the top ten tips expounded upon in the book:* Use a scale. Comfortable and safe are vital! * make your own stuff, and making it out of trash is always the best! * It’s okay to be nerdy.
Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book, Revised and Even Better!: Traveling & Camping Skills for a Winter Environment Allen & Mike's SeriesFalcon Guides #ad - Completely revised, updated, and even better than ever! This book teaches skiers how to choose the right equipment, stay safe, build winter shelters, and have fun while minimizing their impact on the wilderness. As skiers venture farther from lift-served front country, they need to understand and avoid hazards such as avalanches and extreme cold.
Practical advice from two NOLS instructors on all aspects of backcountry skiing and winter camping. Hundreds of entertaining but very practical illustrations by renowned illustrator Mike Clelland.
The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry SkillsThree Rivers Press #ad - 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, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, identify trees, and more--illustrated with more than 100 line drawings.
Tricks 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.
The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills #ad - . When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, and Leave No Trace comping, it covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics.
The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the TrailNational Geographic #ad - Supreme long-distance hiker andrew Skurka—accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer—shares his knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. A show-and-tell guide to clothing, backpacks, and hiking efficiency, camp stoves, as well as tips on foot care, campsite selection, footwear, and more, shelter and sleep systems, this single book contains all the knowledge you'll need to hit the trail.
This second edition features 16 new pages including food on the trail and other essentials, and updates all gear recommendations. Skurka recounts what he's learned from more than 30, and continental Divide Trails, 000 miles of long-distance hikes, including the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and the 4, 700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition.
The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail #ad - . Whether you're a first-time backpacker, this guide is a must for any backpacking, or a seasoned long-distance trekker, an occasional weekend warrior, hiking, or camping trip.
Wilderness Basics: Get the Most from Your Hiking, Backpacking, and Camping Adventures, 4th Edition Mountaineers Outdoor BasicsMountaineers Books #ad - You’ll also appreciate the refreshed appendix of recommended websites for gear and travel info. . It is the text used in the san diego Sierra Club chapter’s signature Wilderness Basics Course WBC and is written by chapter members. Click here to download the chapter on "animal encounters" from wilderness basics* the standard text for the San Diego Sierra Club chapter’s Wilderness Basics Course * Extensive updating throughout, including many new photosMore than 100, 000 copies of Wilderness Basics have been sold over the years, and this new edition will continue as a training staple for those wanting to build their outdoor skills.
Updates to this new edition include:* outdoor ethics — latest leave no trace practices * conditioning — completely rewritten, and information on the hantavirus and west nile virus* winter adventures — added information on predicting changes in backcountry weatherThere’s more too in this exhaustively updated instructional for outdoor beginners and advanced backpackers, including information on adjusted declination compasses * Backcountry First Aid — the latest wilderness first aid info, first aid kit materials, expanded tent and sleeping system info * Foods and Cooking — new information on how to not dirty a pot, and Dutch oven cooking * Navigation — completely updated, with targeted advice for certain health conditions * Outfitting — updates on planning your pack weight, water treatment methods, in-the-bag cooking, alike.
Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book: A Guide to Staying Safe in Avalanche Terrain Allen & Mike's SeriesFalcon Guides #ad - Written for both aspriring winter backcountry travelers and experts alike, this book is a must-read for anybody who loves to experience the solitude and beauty of the snowy mountains. With more and more people heading into the winter backcountry on skis, snowshoes, and snowmobiles, avalanche safety is of paramount importance.
Allen & mike's really cool avalanche safety Book distills the sometimes overly technical information of snow science into a user-friendly format with helpful illustrations and easy-to-understand text. With years of experience as nols instructors to draw on, snowpack assessment, choosing safe travel routes, proper equipment and how to use it, decision making, Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland team up to give winter recreationists the information they need to stay safe in the backcountry, including how to prepare for your trip, and rescue scenarios.
AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership: Trip Planning * Group Dynamics * Decision Making * Leading Youth * Risk ManagementAppalachian Mountain Club Books #ad - He lives in Bozeman, Montana. Reviews“a thorough, field-tested examination of what makes the best outdoor leaders. Comprehensive, scouting, 2nd edition, is a must-read for anyone committed to becoming an effective outdoor leader, AND PACKED WITH PRACTICAL ADVICE, guide, READABLE, AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, or educator, including camp, and outdoor club leaders.
This completely revised and updated guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club details the critical skills and concepts every professional or volunteer outdoor leader needs to know. This is a well-written, enjoyable leadership resource that will be valuable to anyone responsible for leading trips. Also included are a new chapter on techniques for leading and motivating youth and expanded coverage of risk and crisis management.
Inside you’ll find:■ accessible techniques for new and experienced leaders■ comprehensive coverage of leadership concepts■ Case studies, teaching, advice, leadership styles, where he advises outdoor education and recreation organizations on risk management, and communication■ Essential reading lists for further studyALEX KOSSEFF is director of the Outdoor Safety Institute, and anecdotes from experts on trip planning, decision making, staff training, and volunteer-based programs.
AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership: Trip Planning * Group Dynamics * Decision Making * Leading Youth * Risk Management #ad - . Ian wade, outward bound international, executive director, inc 1st edition reviewtable of contentsacknowledgmentsintroduction1 foundations2 getting Started3 Awareness4 Decision Making5 Leadership Styles6 Teaching and Facilitation7 Field Safety8 Crisis9 Leading Youth10 Participants11 Expedition Behavior12 Group Behavior and Development13 Communication14 Trip Planning15 Organizational Risk Management16 Environmental Stewardship17 Don't Forget to Have FunAppendix: Further ReadingIndex .