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  • Vibrant images from Trauma’s treks will entice all readers of all skill levels to get out and enjoy the backcountry. You’ll learn why getting the right gear and learning outdoor skills are integral to making the most out of your next backpacking trip. Some topics included in this guide are:
    * Gear advice, including backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, ultralight shetlers, and clothing
    * Gear maintenance and repair
    * Ultralight tips for novices to gram-counters
    * Low-impact camping and hiking
    * Campsite selection
    * Hiking with dogs
    * Navigating the backcountry
    * Winter camping
    * First aid
    * Weather forecasting
    * Advanced techniques for creating routes, cross-country hiking, fording rivers, multi-sport adventures, and animal encounters

  • Inside you’ll find:

    • How to build fire, construct shelter, find water, and get food
    • Navigation, orienteering, and signaling
    • Worst-case-scenario advice for precarious situations
    • Tips for common trail concerns, from lightning to blisters
  • Discover how to:

    1. Assemble an outdoor first-aid kit of essential items
    2. Soothe bites and stings
    3. Deal with hot and cold injuries
    4. Wrap sprains, fractures, and dislocated joints
    5. Handle backcountry emergencies until professional medical help arrives
  • Ultralight Survival Kit is the first book of backpacking tips that is itself ultralight! It focuses on all of the skills and techniques that hikers and backpackers would want at their fingertips while in the outdoors. Perfect for backpackers from beginner to advanced, this book contains:

    • Worst-case-scenario advice you’d want handy if stuck in a precarious situation.
    • Tips for the most common trail concerns, from lightning to blisters.
    • Suggestions for keeping your pack light or ultralight without sacrificing the must-haves
    • Topics like: how to identify/treat reactions to poisonous plants, how to handle animal encounters, how to identify animal tracks, how to build a fire, need-to-know essential knots, how to predict weather patterns, how to repair or replace gear with limited materials, and how to deal with the elements when you don’t have a lot of gear on your back



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