The backpacker's handbook (2nd ed )

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Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgments Introduction: Into the Wilderness 1. Preparing for the Trail Fitness The Art of Walking Going Alone Slackpacking and Powerhiking Planning 2. Choosing and Using Equipment Weight Checklists Choosing and Buying Final Thoughts 3. Footwear and Wilderness Travel Boots and Shoes: Purpose and Fit Footwear Types, Materials, and Construction Footwear Care and Repair Socks Gaiters Campwear Trekking Poles and Staffs Ice Ax Crampons Skis and Snowshoes Footcare 4. Carrying the Load: The Pack Types of Packs Suspension Systems Fitting the Pack Packbags Materials Durability Packing Putting on the Pack Pack Care Pack Accessories 5. Keeping Warm and Dry: Dressing for the Wilderness Heat Loss and Heat Production The Layer System The Vapor-Barrier Theory Legwear Headwear Gloves and Mitts Bandannas Carrying Clothes Fabric Treatment and Care 6. Shelter: Camping in the Wilderness Bivouac Bags Tarps Groundsheets Tents Design Pitches and Pitching: Minimum-Impact Camping Tent Care Wilderness Shelters Snow Caves Sleeping Bags Mats and Pillows 7. The Wilderness Kitchen Food and Drink Water The Campfire Stoves Utensils Siting the Kitchen 8. Comfort and Safety in Camp and on the Trail Light Candles Health and Body Care Equipment Maintenance and Repair Knife In Case of Emergency Office Binoculars Photography Entertainment 9. On the Move: Skills and Hazards Finding the Way Coping with Terrain Minimizing Impact Wilderness Hazards Dealing with Animals Hunters Backpacking with Children 10. Adventure Travel: Backpacking Abroad Information and Planning Organized Tips Immunizations and Health Food and Supplies Insurance Different Cultures Internal Travel A Final Word Appendices 1. Equipment Checklist 2. Suggested Reading 3. Useful Addresses 4. Metric Conversions Index