Trailmaster John McKinney reveals how you can get the most out of your time on the trail. If you're new to hiking, you'll learn the basics, one step at a time. And if you're already at home on the trail, you're guaranteed to glean new tips to enhance your hiking experience. Whether you hike in your local park or halfway around the world, you'll need to know how to prepare and what to expect. This book provides solid information, practical tips and inspiration. Learn More
Part of the popular Be Prepared® series, this finely illustrated, all-level hiking guide provides practical information covering everything you need to know for organizing successful backpacking or camping trips. A wealth of essential tips -- on weather, fitness, comfort, first aid, navigation, and much more – is packed into a handy pocket size. Soft cover; 160 pages. Learn More
Basic Illustrated Map and Compass will help you discover techniques for choosing and using the right type of compass, using a map and compass in concert with a GPS receiver, reading and understanding contour lines and other map features, plotting a course and finding your way through the wilderness, using the stars to navigate rivers, streams, and trails at night and finding and ordering the maps you need. Learn More
Hiking is a terrific way to keep your body and mind in top shape, both now and for a lifetime. Walking packs power into your legs and makes your heart and lungs healthy and strong. Exploring the outdoors challenges you with discoveries and new ideas. Your senses will improve as you use your eyes and ears to gather information along the way.
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