Walking Softly in the Wilderness: The Sierra Club Guide to Backpacking

Walking Softly in the Wilderness: The Sierra Club Guide to Backpacking

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Overview

The groundbreaking guide that first taught backpackers how to enjoy a genuine wilderness experience through a common-sense approach that leaves nature undisturbed. Now completely revised and updated, it remains the bible of camp and trail and will inspire a new generation of hikers to explore nature with skill, appreciation, and care. 90 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871561916
Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/12/1982
Series: Outdoor Activities Guides
Pages: 448

About the Author

John Hart is the author of Hiking the Great Basin and Storm Over Mono: The Mono Lake Battle and the California Water Future. He lives in Sonoma County, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments A Note to the Reader

THE LAND BEYOND THE ROADHEAD
1 Backpacking in the Twenty-first Century
2 Breaking
In

GEARING UP
3 The Gear You Need & How to Choose It
4 Boots
5 Clothing
6 The Pack
7 The Bed
8 Shelter
9 Stove & Kitchen
10 The Rest of the Load

PREPARING FOR THE TRIP
11 Designing the Trip
12 Planning Food & Fuel
13 Packing & Preparations

TRAVEL ON THE TRAIL
14 To the Trailhead
15 Life on Your Own Two Feet
16 Finding the Way

MAKING & MANAGING THE CAMP
17 Making Camp
18 Fire & Food
19 Shelter & Bed
20 Sanitation & Clean Water
21 Breaking Camp

VARIATIONS
22 Ultralight & Other Variants
23 Backpacking in the Desert & Other Odd Places
24 The Winter Wilderness
25 Hiking & Camping with Kids

TROUBLE & HOW TO DEAL WITH IT
26 Trouble!
27 Some Common Medical Problems
28 Threats from the Environment
29 Problem Animals & Plants

THE PLACES & THEIR FUTURE
30 Where the Wild Things Are
31Toward a Wilderness Forever

Permission Acknowledgments Resources
Index

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