• by Timothy S. Morris
  • Narrated by Joe Hempel
  • 1 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Interested in experiencing the outdoors but overwhelmed by everything you need to know to backpack safely?
Do you have a sudden itch to venture out into the wilderness, wake up next to a babbling brook somewhere and watch the sun slowly come over the horizon? Are you ready to escape (albeit temporarily) from the daily grind and a society that prioritizes consumerism over all else? Backpacking allows us to experience nature in a way that simply isn't achievable through other means. The problem for many of us, however, is getting started. Finding a good place to backpack, selecting gear (one trip to the sporting goods store makes this seem like an overwhelming feat by itself) and learning how to survive without the modern amenities we have come to rely on are all daunting tasks for the inexperienced backpacker. Backpacking is a rewarding activity that anyone can enjoy with proper knowledge, training and skills. Also, you'll discover...

Selecting appropriate gear for your first trip
How to make healthy food choices on the trail
Complete gear checklist designed specifically for the novice backpacker
And much more!

Table of Contents

Preparation and Fitness
Weight is Your Enemy
Don't Skimp on Footwear
The Heart of Your Equipment
Don't Forget Your Hat!
Gimme Shelter
The Backcountry Kitchen
Comfort and Safety


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

good but want more

good high-level overview of what you need to get started – wish it was a little more in depth
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- Kiirsten

Over all it was a good book.

I wish the author talked more about shelters and hammocks good starter guide for backpacking.
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- Tech

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-19-2014
  • Publisher: Happier Outdoors Publishing