Backpacking in the winter months can be exhilarating, refreshing, and—with the help of this book—remarkably safe and comfortable, too! All it takes is some good planning and learning some tricks to keep warm, dry, and happy.
Written for those new to backpacking in the winter months and looking to make the first experience as warm and enjoyable as possible, and for the practiced winter backpacker interested in making day trips and camping trips more comfortable.
Includes practical tips on:
• Staying warm
• Choosing equipment and clothing
• Packing gear (including packing lists)
• Winter travel
• Setting up camp
• Cooking and eating (including menus and recipes)
• Winter survival
• Winter first-aid
• Backpacking with children and dogs
Author Ben Shillington is an experienced outdoor recreation instructor and guide who participated in the Discovery Channel’s Mount Everest Expedition. Ben has also summited peaks in the Himalayas and guided on Mount Kilimanjaro.
Soft-cover book is filled with large, colorful photos and contains 159 pages.