3. Book of the Month - How to Survive Your First Trip in the Wild: Backpacking for Beginners
How to Survive Your First Trip in the Wild contains practical and straight-to-the-point advice for the first-time and beginner backpacker. The book contains gear checklists, cheat sheets to help you plan your trip, and plenty of tips on various topics such as dealing with wildlife, navigating rough terrain, leave no trace principles, and the like. It is also written in a light and humorous way, and has fun illustrations throughout. This book provides an unintimidating approach to anyone preparing for their first overnight trek.
"A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single book. How to Survive Your First Trip in the Wild bundles up everything you need to prep for your first-ever backpacking adventure―so you can explore the backcountry with confidence.
Start strong with an essential equipment guide geared toward beginners. Discover how to choose a campsite and follow along with camp setup and breakdown directions. Water treatment info, outdoor cooking basics, snacking suggestions, and a sample three-day backpacking food plan supply you with vital knowledge to survive in the wilderness."
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