The Canadian Hiker's and Backpacker's Handbook

The Canadian Hiker's and Backpacker's Handbook

Your How-to Guide for Hitting the Trails, Coast to Coast to Coast

Book - 2008
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Backcountry hiking in Canada -- comfortably and safely. The Canadian Hiker's and Backpacker's Handbook explains every aspect of taking a hiking or backpacking trip in the Canadian backcountry. From choosing the best footwear to plotting the best route to preparing for emergencies, Ben Gadd provides expert guidance for enjoying Canada's stunning scenery while being responsibly prepared. The book has valuable information on: * What to wear in all landscapes * What to bring from home to the trail * Getting fit, no matter where you live * Techniques for comfortable walking * Safety guidelines at all levels * First aid and accident response * Special tips for hiking and backpacking with kids and dogs.Once trekkers are prepared for the trails, Gadd provides vital information for the conditions that might be encountered. There is also a unique cross-section of trails coast to coast, from Newfoundland to British Columbia and the northern Yukon.
Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap, c2008
ISBN: 9781552859179
1552859177
Branch Call Number: 796 .51 GAD
Characteristics: x, 369 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Springer, Lonnie

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Sep 29, 2009

This book has all the standard information you will find in any hinking/backpacking book. It also has a section on backpacking for cheap, with great suggestions on replacement gear and multiple use items.

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