The Pocket Guide To Hiking / Backpacking is the perfect tool for the hiker and the backpacker. Topics include how best to pack your gear, footwear considerations, Dressing to Keep Warm, the proper Use and Care of your Sleeping Bag, Cooking considerations, Selecting and Preparing a Camp Site, Tents and Shelters including Snow Pits and Snow Caves, how to pitch a tent in high winds and in snow, Fireplace Arrangements, and even the various uses of a Walking Stick. Included are sections on Navigation Techniques and Map Reading, one on Forecasting Weather, and a comprehensive list of Safety Reminders. This unique guide closes with What To Do If You Become Lost and Ground to Air Emergency Signals. This is a must to slip into your pack.
Copyright/Pub. Date 1993