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A Hiker’s Companion
12,000 Miles of Trail-Tested Wisdom
by Cindy Ross & Todd Gladfelter
You can learn by doing or learn from others. In hiking, the latter can mean
bliss instead of blisters. This book gathers the best trail secrets, tips,
and techniques into one easy reference for hikers and backpackers of all
abilities. More than advice, it conveys that the most important piece of
trail-tested wisdom is the sheer delight of the wilderness and
self-discovery. It includes advice and wisdom on improvising missing
supplies; making satisfying one-pot meals; customizing your boot fit;
increasing the warmth of your sleeping bag; dehydrating your own food;
re-supplying on longer trips; pacing yourself along the trail; choosing and
using a campsite; bathing in the wilderness; taking better photographs of
your trip; backpacking with small children; keeping a meaningful journal.
Plus, the practicalities: buying, cleaning and storing equipment;
conditioning before a trip; hiking alone or in a group; avoiding hypothermia
and other health hazards; first aid; waste disposal; environmental ethics;
weather; returning after a long trip. Illustrated with B&W drawings.
The Mountaineers, Seattle WA, copyright 1993, 4th printing 1998, 207 pages,
5 1/4 x 8 “, trade paperback, illustrated.
Auction closes 2/15/06.