An indispensable guide for any outdoors person, but it is especially written for people who have already accumulated a degree of outdoors experience and kwledge, and who are w faced with the prospect of leading others afield. This is a book that helps leaders to help others, offering field-tested advice for successfully leading any camping, hiking, caeing or hunting trip. The reader is taken through each step in the planning and conduct of a successful outdoor expedition. Special emphasis is placed on preparations to ensure the safety and well-being of those people for whom the leader is responsible.
Gil Gilpatrick has been a Master Maine Guide for over 40 years and has taught Outdoor Resources at the Skowhegan Vocational Center in Maine for nearly 30 years. He has written extensively about his experiences in the outdoors and his knowledge of how to build outdoor equipment. His titles include: Building Snowshoes & Snowshoe Furniture, Building a Strip Canoe, Allagash, and Allagash Guide. He is a memeber of the New England Outdoor Writers Association and a columnist for Northwoods Sporting Journal.