The Backpacker’s Handbook, 4th Edition


SKU: 9780071754897 Category: Tag: Product ID: 1017891


What you need to know before you hit the trails

Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker’s Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You’ll find the last word on:

  • How to choose packs and footwear–and make sure they fit
  • What clothing to take on the trail
  • Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear
  • GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices
  • And much more

Reviews from previous editions
The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere.
Backpack (UK)
A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend’s knowledge is immense.
Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book.
Maine Sportsman
For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker’s Handbook is required reading.
Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

ISBN: 9780071754897
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Pub Date: 10/2011
Format: Paperback
Weight: 1.80lbs
Size: 9.00h x 7.20w x 0.90d

Additional information

Weight 1.80 lbs
Dimensions 9.00 × 7.20 × 0.90 in