Wilderness Basics: Get the most from your Hiking, Backpacking and Camping Adventures
More than 100,000 copies of Wilderness Basics have been sold over the years, and this new edition will continue as a training staple for those wanting to build their outdoor skills. It is the text used in the San Diego Sierra Club chapter’s signature Wilderness Basics Course (WBC) and is written by chapter members. Updates to this new edition include:
Outdoor Ethics — latest Leave No Trace practices
Conditioning — completely rewritten, with targeted advice for certain health conditions
Outfitting — updates on planning your pack weight, water treatment methods, expanded tent and sleeping system info
Foods and Cooking — new information on how to not dirty a pot, in-the-bag cooking, and Dutch oven cooking
Navigation — completely updated, including information on adjusted declination compasses
Backcountry First Aid — the latest wilderness first aid info, first aid kit materials, and information on the Hantavirus and West Nile Virus
Winter Adventures — added information on predicting changes in backcountry weather
There’s more too in this exhaustively updated instructional for outdoor beginners and advanced backpackers, alike. You’ll also appreciate the refreshed appendix of recommended websites for gear and travel info.
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