3. Book of the Month - The Backpacker's Field Manual
The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills, originally published in 1998, is a classic hiking and backpacking book. Despite the most recent revision being published in 2005, this book is as relevant as ever. The Backpacker's Field Manual is a comprehensive and common-sense approach to backpacking. Whether you're preparing for your next overnight hike around Vancouver or the West Coast Trail this book is full of great insights.
"The Backpacker’s Field Manual 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 for:
BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS—how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more–illustrated with more than 100 line drawings.
TRICKS OF THE TRAIL—time-tested practical lessons learned along the way
GOING ULTRALIGHT—downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up
Every 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."
Read more about The Backpacker's Field Manual here.
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