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The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills

Handbook / ManualWalking / Outdoor Guide

By: Rick Curtis

448 pages, illustrations

Three Rivers Press

Paperback | May 2005 | Edition: 2 | #198985 | ISBN: 1400053099
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NHBS Price: £16.50 $20/€18 approx

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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, it covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail.

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Rick Curtis is the director of the Outdoor Action Program at Princeton University, one of the largest and most successful college outdoor programs in the country. He lectures regularly on topics ranging from outdoor leadership to risk management. Rick has been backpacking around the world for more than twenty-five years.

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