Smarter Backpacking

Download Smarter Backpacking ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Smarter Backpacking book pdf for free now.

Smarter Backpacking

Author : Jorgen Johansson
ISBN : 919790550X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 77.99 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 819
Read : 264

Jorgen Johansson was a traditional backpacker for decades until he started using and adapting ultralight and lightweight backpacking techniques to the demanding circumstances of the tundra mountains of northern Europe. Apart from his books he also contributes articles to outdoor magazines and holds courses and lectures on lightweight hiking techniques. More info can be found at www.smarterbackpacking.com -- from publisher.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Best Of Backpacker 2011 12

Author : Backpacker Magazine
ISBN :
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 52.25 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 838
Read : 291

The backcountry is full of great stories, and we’re proud to bring you this collection of some of our favorites. From a peek at the military’s survival school to a journey inside the fledgling conservative Christian environmental movement, in every way, these stories exemplify the power of quality writing and the transformative experience of the outdoors. Table of Contents: Madman Walking? How hard is hiking the entire 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail in one season? On average, the success rate for Everest climbers is better than would-be thru-hikers. Warren Doyle has hiked the AT 16 times, and he has a no-fee plan guaranteed to help others do it too. The toughest part? Hiking with Warren Doyle. By Bill Gifford Are You Tough Enough? Every backpacker dreams of a glory job in the outdoors. And mountain guide is the most glorious of them all. So what does it take to become one? Here’s how one hiker turned fantasy into reality. By Shannon Davis Hike, Pray, Protest Something curious is happening in evangelical churches and colleges across the country. Beneath the media radar, thousands of deeply conservative Christian youth are reimagining Jesus as a Leatherman-toting, wilderness-tramping eco-crusader. They’re hitting the trail, joining anti-coal marches, and professing a green theology that breaks with centuries of church dogma. But can this fledgling movement succeed? By Tracy Ross Die Another Day The surest way to get in trouble in the backcountry? Keep going forward when you should really be going back. One stubborn mountaineer examines the fine line between triumph and tragedy. By Mark Jenkins Around the Alps in 80 Days Well, maybe 105. But who’s counting when it comes to an all-new adventure in Switzerland, the well-trod birthplace of trekking and climbing? Our man defies conventional wisdom with a 1,400-mile circumnavigation of this über-mountainous kingdom. By John Harlin The Long Way Home Fifteen years ago, Karl Bushby made a vow: He would walk from the tip of South America back to his native England. Since then, he’s crossed Central America’s guerilla-ridden Darien Gap, traversed an ice bridge across the Bering Strait, and hiked some 17,000 miles. He’s also left behind his family, and recently, seen his expedition grind to a halt. It may be time to ask: When is a hike too far? By Bill Donahue Your Brain on Hiking Yes, the views and fresh air and exercise make every backpacking trip worthwhile. But now, new research shows, staying home is just plain dumb. Learn why backpacking boosts brainpower in this exclusive report from the frontiers of environmental neuroscience. By Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan Survival Bootcamp When an Air Force crew goes down behind enemy lines, evading capture is priority #1. But finding food, water, and shelter follow closely. At the military’s top-secret survival school, soldiers learn how to escape their worst-case scenario. With the highest level of access ever granted to a journalist, our scout learns how to escape when Mother Nature is only one of your worries. By Brian Mockenhaupt Everest Confidential Everyone wants to trek to the world’s highest mountain, which makes Everest basecamp Nepal’s busiest hike. But you can see the Himalayan giants without the crowds on the Three Passes route, a high-altitude tour de force that cross three saddles more than 17,000 feet high. By Justin Nyberg Over the Edge Nearly 150 years after John Wesley Powell’s pioneering trip through the Grand Canyon, the park still conceals remarkable places no humans have ever seen. Our man joins a crew of explorers on a journey of discovery. By John Harlin The Jesus Trail Every hike is a pilgrimage, but this new path from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee is holier than most. Literally following in His footsteps, the 40-mile route immerses hikers in biblical history—and a culturally diverse region where you’ll find traditional hospitality, not modern hostility. By Dennis Lewon Going, Going...Gone? For decades, hikers have journeyed to Isle Royale National Park for a life-list experience: see the island’s iconic wolves. But with the fragile population in jeopardy, biologists fear the Isle Royale pack will soon be extinct. By Gustave Axelson
Category: Sports & Recreation

Backpacker

Author :
ISBN :
Genre :
File Size : 56.76 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 507
Read : 706

Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
Category:

Lightweight Backpacking And Camping

Author : Ryan Jordan
ISBN : 9781105116643
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 72.60 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 840
Read : 309

LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING AND CAMPING offers insight into gear selection and techniques that can be used to reduce pack weight and decrease the margin of risk that occurs by taking less weight in the backcountry. This book is an ideal primer for the lightweight backpacking student who desires to build a solid foundation of knowledge about equipment and skills.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Joy Of Backpacking

Author : Brian Beffort
ISBN : 9780899975207
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 48.31 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 552
Read : 1319

A comprehensive guide covering every aspect of how to backpack--from planning a first trip to advanced wilderness travel. For those new to the activity, longtime backpacker and author Brian Beffort covers the fundamentals, with sections on trip planning, gear, backcountry nutrition and cooking, navigation, and other essential wilderness skills. You will also learn what to expect on the trail and in camp, and how to stay safe with first aid, weather preparedness, and more. For experienced packers, this book is filled with practical tips and inspired ideas on how to update and refine your approach to backpacking based on trends in lightweight gear, high-tech gadgets, changing wilderness rules, and increasing opportunities for wilderness travel around the world.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Backpacker S Handbook 4th Edition

Author : Chris Townsend
ISBN : 9780071754897
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 25.27 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 708
Read : 666

What you need to know before you hit the trails Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Reviews from previous editions "The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere." --Backpack (UK) "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense." --Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book." —Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading." —Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)
Category: Sports & Recreation

Best Of Backpacker 2009

Author : Backpacker Magazine
ISBN :
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 57.80 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 438
Read : 374

The backcountry is full of great stories, and we’re proud to bring you this collection of some of our favorites. From China’s burgeoning hiking culture to a spooky Ozarks mystery, these stories exemplify the power of quality writing and the transformative experience of the outdoors. Table of Contents: Dogs of War Another dead Denali wolf. A battle for the soul of wild Alaska. Our reporter visits America’s most iconic wilderness for the inside story of a park under siege. By Tracy Ross The People’s Hiking Revolution As prosperity spreads across China, so does a passion for the outdoors. But can millions of new trekkers save Asia’s vast wilderness from the march of development? Welcome to the world’s next hiking frontier. By Craig Simon Closer Than You Think Sometimes a passport can stand in the way of a real adventure. Our man praises the local micro-expedition. By Mark Jenkins Reindeer Games Happy coincidence for wildlife-loving paddlers: Canoes and woodland caribou converge like nowhere else on Earth in Ontario’s Slate Islands. By Gustave Axelson Thunder on the Mountain Years after hurricane-force winds and rain ravaged hundreds of miles of trail in Mt. Rainier National Park, the true damage is finally becoming clear. And what it’s telling scientists is alarming: Bigger, more frequent—and more destructive—storms may be coming. By Michael Lanza Are You Smarter Than a Boy Scout? For generations, Scoutmasters have trained future outdoorsmen in wilderness skills. But times have changed. Do the troops still rule when it comes to core trail tests? A team of three average BACKPACKER readers face off with three Scouts to find out. By Jim Gorman There’s a Bomb in My Backpack The U.S.-Canada border is long, wild, and unprotected—a 5,525-mile entry point for would-be terrorists. Just how easy would it be to smuggle a pound of anthrax across? An anonymous hiker-patriot traveled north to find out—and returned with this exclusive report from a frontier wilderness mere hours from downtown Seattle. By Anonymous The Unlikeliest Mountaineer When you grow up on a dollar a day in poverty-wracked, HIV-devastated Swaziland, you don’t dream of climbing the Seven Summits. Fortunately, no one informed Sibu Vilane of that fact. The former goatherd has only one peak left to go: Denali. By Steve Howe Could This Dog Save Your Life? When hikers go missing in Yosemite, rangers call on a highly trained team—of dogs. Members of the park’s new K-9 rescue squad rappel from helicopters and search miles of dangerous backcountry terrain. Their pay? Kibbles and a scratch behind the ear. Meet Gus, Ranger, and the other four-footed heroes that just might save your life. By Kristin Bjornsen The Lost Boy of the Ozarks Eight decades after a boy disappeared in the Missouri woods, another mysteriously vanished. Now, thirty years later, a reporter breaks his silence about the connection between the two chilling cases—and what really happened in that forest. By Neville Franks
Category: Sports & Recreation

Beyond Backpacking

Author : Ray Jardine
ISBN : 0963235931
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 44.50 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 800
Read : 267

The all-trails version of Jardine's "PCT Hiker's Handbook--a more complete explanation of what's becoming known as The Ray Way in hiking circles.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Backpacking In Michigan

Author : Pat Allen
ISBN : UOM:39015071265899
Genre : Backpacking
File Size : 63.75 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 610
Read : 481

Guide to Michigan's backpacking trails
Category: Backpacking

Backpacker

Author :
ISBN : IND:30000120307313
Genre : Backpacking
File Size : 82.6 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 656
Read : 675

Category: Backpacking

Backpacker

Author :
ISBN :
Genre :
File Size : 41.96 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 778
Read : 168

Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
Category:

Backpacking Equipment

Author : William Kemsley
ISBN : WISC:89031101520
Genre : Backpacking
File Size : 47.6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 927
Read : 509

Category: Backpacking

Backpacking Equipment Buyer S Guide

Author : William Kemsley
ISBN : PSU:000005362448
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 72.58 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 910
Read : 575

Suggestions on the selection and care of hiking and camping articles supplement evaluations of packs, sleeping bags, tents, boots, and freeze-dried foods
Category: Sports & Recreation

Let S Go

Author : Kenneth Wayne Warren
ISBN : WISC:89058297490
Genre : United States
File Size : 65.10 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 911
Read : 1249

Vols. for 1991-1997 include Canada.
Category: United States

Hostelling

Author :
ISBN :
Genre :
File Size : 45.39 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 259
Read : 963

Category:

Boys Life

Author :
ISBN : UIUC:30112037655450
Genre : Boy Scouts
File Size : 82.36 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 282
Read : 1129

Category: Boy Scouts

Dayhiker

Author : Robert Snyder Wood
ISBN : PSU:000019882499
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.2 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 992
Read : 671

Describes seven types of walks which provide a healthy and relaxing way to get relief from stress and commune with nature.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Hostelling North America

Author :
ISBN : UCSC:32106020065816
Genre : Youth hostels
File Size : 44.45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 501
Read : 1212

Category: Youth hostels

The Creaky Knees Guide Arizona

Author : Bruce Grubbs
ISBN : 9781570618338
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 36.99 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 362
Read : 863

The Creaky Knees Guide Arizona is a hiking guidebook filled with kinder, gentler trails. Created for anyone who--regardless of age--can't or doesn't want to hike great distances over rough terrain to gain beautiful vistas and enjoy the wilderness. Here are 80 of the best easy-to-walk hikes throughout the state. Most are day hikes, but there are a handful of backpack trips worthy of the Creaky Knees stamp of approval. Trails are divided into regions: Grand Canyon, Northeast Plateaus, San Francisco Peaks Area, Mogollon Rim Country, Central Highlands, White Mountains, Phoenix Area, Tucson Area, Southern Mountains, and Western Deserts. In addition to a full-trip description, each hike includes: Elevation gains, including a topographical map. Clear, up-to-date driving directions. Mileage and estimated hiking time, trail conditions, effort level, best season, map references, exploring options, access, permits required, and where to find more information. Further directions to offshoot hikes, if you reach the end of the hike, but want to extend your workout. A chart at the front of the book compiles the hikes per effort level required, overall hike rating, and best season(s) to hit the trails. Written in a personal but informative tone by outdoors expert Bruce Grubbs, this Creaky Knees guidebook is a perfect resource anyone can use to explore the beauty of Arizona, without breaking too much of a sweat.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Life Smart Kid

Author : Lawrence J. Greene
ISBN : 155958551X
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 77.59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 995
Read : 572

Assists parents in showing their children how to examine important subjects like drugs, sex, rules, and laws and how to use good judgment concerning them, how to increase their self-knowledge, avoid irresponsibility, and rebound from mistakes. IP.
Category: Family & Relationships