About The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking
A guide so thorough it will send you packing . . .
Backpacking remains one of the most popular, and inexpensive, outdoor activities in America. The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Backpacking and Hiking helps anyone prepare and plan for a rewarding adventure.
• Covers planning, training, shopping, and packing for the trip • How to live on the trail • First aid and other safety tips • Practical time—and money-saving hints • What gear is necessary—and what isn’t • Special considerations when traveling with groups or pets
Jason Stevenson is a writer and editor who specializes in outdoor activities as well as lifestyle, nature, science, and technology. A former editor at Backpacker magazine, he has contributed to Runner’s World, Men’s Health, and Men’s Journal. He is the author of… More about Jason Stevenson