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by Rick Curtis

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Rick Curtis is an expert in outdoor education. As the director of Princeton University's Outdoor Action program, Rick coordinates 800+ students on freshman orientation trips including backpacking, canoeing....climbing etc. He knows how to backpack, how to evaluate risks, what you need etc. This is a great go to book if you are just starting out or if you have been packing for a long time! ( )
  DonnaPrice | Jan 31, 2014 |
Great resource for novice and experienced backpackers. An essential reference for the outdoor enthusiast's bookshelf. ( )
  econmatrix007 | Apr 2, 2013 |
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This is not a slim compendium of bold-faced hiking tips; in other words, if you come face-to-face with Mr. Bear on the trail, you won't be whipping out The Backpacker's Field Manual for quick advice. On the other hand, if you take the time to plan your excursions into the wilderness, this thorough guide will prove invaluable. From packing to navigation to first aid, all the basics of backcountry travel are covered in detail. And for the more serious outdoors enthusiasts, there is plenty of advanced info, such as how to read weather patterns or where to look for underground water sources. But no matter what their skill level, anyone planning on spending time in the wilderness should prepare ahead with a guide like The Backpacker's Field Manual.

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"...Exhaustively updated...[this guide] covers the latest developments in gear...first aid, and Leave No Trace camping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics."- p. [4] 0f cover.

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