Making camp : the complete guide for hikers, mountain bikers, paddlers & skiers

by Steve Howe ... [et al.] ; Backpacker, the magazine of wilderness travel.

Hiking, biking, paddling, and skiing share a few commontraits when it comes time to make camp. But they alsohave a number of unique concerns that need to beaddressed. The authors of Making Camp--four field expertsfrom Backpacker magazine--have done just that bydedicating a chapter to each pursuit. Steve Howe'sbackpacking chapter discusses the basics of tripplanning. Alan Kesselheim's paddling chapter addresseswater-travel specifics such as loading a boat andwaterproofing bags. Dennis Coello equips your bike forheavy loads and suggests how to combine the propersaddle, shorts, and personalized seat angle. Finally,John Harlin tackles the world of snow camping. He teachesyou how to survive the elements with a variety ofshelters, including a high-wind-proof tent, and how todelicately dig your first snow cave.


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