Written by Outdoor Safety Institute Director Alex Kosseff, this revised and updated second edition offers over 50% new content, with added sections focusing on risk management, outdoor safety, teaching, facilitation, and leading youth. Published by the Appalachian Mountain Club, this edition is "a thorough, field-tested examination of what makes the best outdoor leaders . . . and how one of them could be you" (Robert Birkby, author of the Boy Scout Handbook). Learn More
Offering step-by-step techniques to maximize performance and save money, this book could save you hundreds of dollars on outdoor gear!
Don’t retire a jacket just because it’s torn, or buy a new tent because the zipper broke… learn how to fix these problems and dozens more (so you can save your money for a dream trip!) by following the step-by-step gear maintenance and repair instructions in this large, trim, full-color handbook.
Author Kristin Hostetter has been Backpacker Magazine’s gear editor since 1994. She is also known as the "Gear Pro" on Backpacker.com where she answers questions from readers about all sorts of outdoor skills and gear.
Soft cover, 200 pages. Learn More
From bear bags and wilderness showers to telling the temperature by counting cricket chirps, this book is packed with know-how to make camping both a breeze… and a blast! Whether you’re planning an overnight in the backyard or a weekend in the wilderness, this super-fun guide is the perfect way for young campers to learn the basics. Learn More
The Mid-Atlantic states of Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland host some of the finest rock climbing in the country. This guide features over 1,000 routes at more than 20 areas throughout the region. The best routes at the classic destinations are all covered -- Seneca Rocks, the New River Gorge, Summersville, Great Falls, and Carderock -- but also included are many never-before-published areas. This book, written by one of the area's leading activists and most knowledgeable climbers is a must-have for locals and visitors alike.Eric Horst has roped up in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and other eastern states form more than 25 years. Learn More