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Backpacking: A Woman's Guide

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An introduction to backpacking for women, covering techniques, fitness, equipment, safety, backpacking resources, and the selection of destinations. Like other volumes in the series, the book is directed at women and addresses such matters as personal security, health issues, women's equipment needs, and other concerns.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by International Marine Publishing
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Aug 06, 2015 Renata rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, grownup
This is a great, concise introduction to the concept of backpacking (for ladies). It's from 1998 but I don't think it's particularly dated, since the basics don't change. (A few things, like price-points for gear, are probably no good... but hey, we have the internet now.) I like the positive, can-do tone of it! Especially the chapter about personal safety, like how ladies hiking MIGHT get murdered but you're much more likely to get murdered in an urban area! Anyway it's a good starting point fo ...more
May 16, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it
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20130701 ◊ This book is a great resource for women backpackers. To be honest, I wondered if the subject actually needed a women's perspective. However, I found the topics included to be both inspirational and eminently useful. A lot of the information is bare-bones practical for any backpacker, but the focus on the emotional and physical issues particular to women was surprisingly helpful. A short section on the history of female backpackers was fun and interesting to read as well. Highly recomm ...more
May 05, 2009 Myriah rated it really liked it
I found this book immensely handy. It wasn't all new information, but I still found it useful.

I appreciated the female point of view. Most of the backpacking articles and books I have read have been written by males, and I couldn't really relate.

At 25, I feel I have started to backpack rather late in life. This book gave me good, sound advice, and gave me the courage to finally plan my first official backpacking adventure.
Mar 17, 2007 Lucy rated it really liked it
A really great informational book about backpacking. It covers a little about a lot of topics and has some fun little personal stories about peoples' experiences. It's also written specifically for women so it talks about all the things that are different for women like finding backpacks and physical training.
Aug 01, 2011 Bria added it
Shelves: 2009
A good intro but doesn't give much detail. I did enjoy reading something from a woman's prospective though; for some reason I just couldn't bring myself to believe the man's answers for women specific issues on the trail from other books I read. haha.
Apr 22, 2008 Kassie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all women interested in backpacking
Shelves: non-fiction
awesome resource by a woman for women!
Jan 24, 2015 Isabel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
A must read for female beginner hikers/backpackers. It is concise and detail-oriented at the same time.
Jul 07, 2009 Genevieve rated it liked it
My research after reading A Walk in the Woods. I had to know what woman have to go thru. Good information
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