Outward Bound | Rowman & Littlefield
Outward Bound
Outward Bound Backpacker's Handbook opens up a world of fun and adventure to anyone. Whether you are planning to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail or just take a short hike on a local trail, this guide presents all the essential information you'll need to do it with skill and confidence. Here you will find invaluable advice and tips on: --finding the right boots, tents, and sleeping bags--keeping warm in the cold weather and staying cool in the hot weather--packing a backpack with the greatest efficiency--planning the best trip--being an environmentally friendly hiker--staying found--trekking with children--dealing with mosquitoes, poisonous plants, bears, and everything in between--treating injuries and other first-aid concerns