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Backpacker

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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.
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Backpacker

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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.
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Best Of Backpacker 2009

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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

The Average Hiker S Above Average Guide To Backpacking

Author : Chris Goode
ISBN : 9781312006423
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A guide for the average person interested in backpacking. This book helps the backpacker identify their needs, construct a pack list, and acquire their equipment in an efficient, cost-effective manner. It provides an up-to-date review of materials, clothing, shelters, food, sleeping equipment, first aid, and much more. For the budget-conscious to the high-end consumer, this book will remove barriers and get you out on the trail. At the end of each section, a questionnaire is presented to prompt the reader to enter their preferences for types of gear. After responding to the various chapters and prompts, the reader can build a packing list within a budget and size/weight constraints. With this book, you should be accomplishing more than selecting the proper equipment. You will be making a choice about being happier. The equipment you choose will be your partner through many years of enriching and formative experiences. And those experiences will contribute significantly to your personal happiness.
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Backpacker

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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.
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Backpackers

Author : Paul Bellamy
ISBN : 9781783061235
Genre : Fiction
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People do go missing on their holiday. More than people think. Backpacking tales do not always end happily. Andrew and Kirsten are down on their luck in Indonesia during the late 1980’s. They are almost out of money and sharing dormitories with cockroaches and other wildlife. They are an unlikely couple; Andrew is a backpacker, seeking adventure and fun, and he’s besotted with Kirsten; Kirsten is a mystery, escaping her past and seeking a revenge that even she doesn’t quite understand. They run into Carlo, a smuggler, who is hunting his nemesis, Maurice, a killer with a grudge and a taste for backpackers. The journey into fear takes them across the backpacking trails of Asia from Indonesia to Nepal. This is a story of sex, drugs and rock’n roll, backpacker-style. Most backpackers enjoy an experience of a lifetime, untouched by anything more than Delhi Belly … but some don’t. Backpackers is a story that could happen to anybody. It’s a novel for any past, present and future backpackers … but not their parents!
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Backpacking With The Saints

Author : Belden C. Lane
ISBN : 9780199394173
Genre : Religion
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Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters--Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh--demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings--Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim--but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love. An enchanting narrative for Christians of all denominations, Backpacking with the Saints is an inspiring exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of backcountry wandering, and of how the wilderness itself becomes a way of knowing-an ecology of the soul.
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Hikers And Backpackers Guide To Treating Medical Emergencies

Author : Patrick Brighton
ISBN : 9780897327923
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Covering everything from head trauma to poison ivy, Hikers' and Backpackers' Guide to Treating Medical Emergencies presents information that will enable trekkers to recognize and treat whatever illness or injury they may encounter on the trail. Whether day hiking or backpacking, the guide is an essential tool for the trail.
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The Backpacker S Handbook 4th Edition

Author : Chris Townsend
ISBN : 9780071754897
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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)
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The Advanced Backpacker

Author : Chris Townsend
ISBN : 0071357564
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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With thousands of all-weather miles to his credit, from North America, Europe, and Asia, Chris Townsend is the ultimate guide for backpackers of all levels. The Advanced Backpacker is an invaluable fusion of expert information and unlimited inspiration, featuring detailed discussions of everything from finding routes and choosing locations to planning, financing, equipping, and supplying oneself for the long haul.Offering readers unprecedented insight into the extensive preparations required to develop the body and psyche of a long-distance hiker, Townsend addresses the specifics of hiking in all climates, from deserts and mountains to the arctic tundra and the tropics. The Advanced Backpacker offers top-level navigation techniques as well as specific safety and health precautions for extreme heat and cold.
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Backpacking The Kelty Way

Author : Nena Kelty
ISBN : 0399525858
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A definitive, fully illustrated guide to backpacking and camping provides valuable information and tips on how to select the right pack, plan a trip, pitch a tent, put together a meal, pack the right equipment, alleviate trail boredom, use a compass, build a fire, and learn a host of essential survival skills. Original.
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Marketing For Tourism And Hospitality

Author : Simon Hudson
ISBN : 0176224688
Genre : Hospitality industry
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Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality: A Canadian Perspective is the first marketing text that deals specifically with tourism and hospitality marketing in Canada. Containing the most up-to-date examples and solid case studies as well as rich Web resources, this comprehensive and highly-readable book is suitable for both college and university Tourism and Hospitality Marketing programs.
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The Unlikely Hero Of Room 13b

Author : Teresa Toten
ISBN : 9780553507881
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Filled with moments of deep emotion and unexpected humor, this understated and wise novel explores the complexities of living with OCD and offers the prospect of hope, happiness and healing. Perfect for readers who love Eleanor & Park and All the Bright Places. ADAM’S GOALS: Grow immediately. Find courage. Keep courage. Get normal. Marry Robyn Plummer. The instant Adam Spencer Ross meets Robyn Plummer in his Young Adult OCD Support Group, he is hopelessly, desperately drawn to her. Robyn has an hypnotic voice, blue eyes the shade of an angry sky, and ravishing beauty that makes Adam’s insides ache. She’s also just been released from a residential psychiatric program—the kind for the worst, most difficult-to-cure cases; the kind that Adam and his fellow support group members will do anything to avoid joining. Adam immediately knows that he has to save Robyn, must save Robyn, or die trying. But is it really Robyn who needs rescuing? And is it possible to have a normal relationship when your life is anything but? Select praise for The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B: “. . . achingly authentic. Like Augustus Waters before him, Adam Spencer Ross will renew your faith in real-life superheroes and shatter your heart in equal measures.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred “This book made me laugh, cry, think, and kept me coming back for more.” —The Guardian “Adam is a protagonist that readers will root for.” —VOYA “Honest, fresh, and funny . . . Toten employs information about OCD like grace notes in this deft and compelling narrative.” —Booklist “Adam is a fresh and complex character, and far more than the sum of his symptoms.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
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The Backpacker S Photography Handbook

Author : Charles Campbell
ISBN : 081743609X
Genre : Photography
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A complete course in nature photography, illustrated with exquisite photographs of many different environments, teaches you how to take perfect color photographs in the field. This handy survival guide is an essential item for any photographer's backpack.
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Unlikely Hero

Author : Boyd Cooper
ISBN : 9781450046565
Genre : Fiction
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At age nineteen Jim leaves the sanctity of his little Mormon town and goes to fight in World War II. Jim is made a lead navigator in the army air corps and during his many combat missions over Germany becomes a highly decorated officer. On his return home Jim is lost. He cannot deal with being treated as a hero, for Jim feels responsible for the deaths of his comrades. He suffers from post-traumatic shock syndrome. To escape, he goes into the mountains of northern Idaho in the middle of a snowstorm to find a childhood love. Instead Jim finds himself.
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Unlikely Heroes

Author : Jennifer S. Holland
ISBN : 9780761183167
Genre : Nature
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In her heartwarming New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships and last year’s Unlikely Loves, Jennifer Holland revealed the surprising emotional bonds that exist between animals of different species. Her books spent dozens of weeks on bestseller lists and caught the attention of major media from CBS This Morning to USA Today. Why? Because she opened our eyes to the rich inner lives of animals, showing us that the power of love and friendship is not for humans only. In Unlikely Heroes, Ms. Holland uncovers and celebrates yet another side of animals that we often think belongs primarily to people—heroism, that indefinable quality of going above and beyond, often for altruistic reasons, often at great personal risk. These 37 inspiring true tales show animals whose quick acts have saved lives, like the pod of dolphins who protected swimmers in New Zealand from a great white shark by forming a screen around them. There are stories of animals who simply and unselfishly give, like Rojo the llama, who shines his very special light of lovingkindness on the elderly patients in an Oregon rehab center. And there are compelling stories of heroic resilience: like Naki’o, the abandoned puppy who lost all four paws to frostbite but found the grit not only to overcome that terrible hardship but to reclaim the joy of life—that’s him, smiling on the cover of the book.
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Tourism And Violence

Author : Dr Hazel Andrews
ISBN : 9781472402530
Genre : Social Science
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Exploring the connection between tourism and violence, this book draws on a range of disciplinary approaches, including social anthropology, cultural geography, sociology, and tourism studies. Ideas and concepts of violence have long been explored in the social sciences literature but in relation to tourism studies specifically the concept has rarely been problematised. Drawing on a range of case studies this book demonstrates the relationship between tourism and violence both in its overt physical form and in the social structures and symbolic landscapes that underpin touristic activity. Tourism and Violence offers a timely intervention in this field by bringing together, for the first time, work by scholars who, in their different ways, are engaging with the concept of violence within touristic settings and practices. This unique book paves the way for future research that will probe further the intersections between violence and tourism.
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