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- DescriptionLearning to hike and backpack could t be easier with these expert teachers providing the basic techniques and skills so readers can quickly gain the essentials to go hiking. This book introduces readers to hiking, overnight camping and backpacking, then prepares them to hike by selecting the right equipment, learning fitness basics, travel safety and survival skills. Starting with easy day trips, readers will then move on to more challenging hikes, overnight camping and extended backpacking adventures, as well as adventures that include groups, families and dogs. Part I prepares readers with background kwledge, fitness basics, equipment and gear selection, nutritional needs, safety and survival skills. Part II builds basic techniques and skills for success. Throughout the book, expert guides provide technique, consumer and safety tips from their extensive experience. Weblinks allow readers to explore the world of outdoor adventure.
- Author BiographyThe Wilderness Education Association is a US not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to educate on the appropriate use of wildlands and protected areas. The WEA develop and implement educational curricula and programmes and form strategic alliances with US federal land management agencies, conservation groups and all organisations that benefit from wildlands and feel that the existence of wildlands is important to the quality of life.
- Author(s)Wilderness Education Association
- PublisherHuman Kinetics Publishers
- Date of Publication09/10/2007
- SubjectWalking / Hiking & Activity Maps & Guides
- Series TitleOutdoor Adventures
- Place of PublicationChampaign
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2007
- ImprintHuman Kinetics Publishers
- Content Note64 colour illustrations, 18 black & white illustrations, 31 black & white halftones
- Weight658 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Interest AgeFrom 10 To 99
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