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Walking Softly in the Wilderness: The Sierra Club Guide to Backpacking

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The ultimate manual for wilderness travelers and campers, Walking Softly in the Wilderness is the groundbreaking guide that first taught backpackers how to enjoy a genuine wilderness experience that leaves nature undisturbed.
In recent years backpacking gear and practices have undergone many changes, and all are noted and expertly evaluated by author John Hart in this new
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Paperback, 520 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Counterpoint (first published 1977)
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Stacey Mulvey
Sep 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I read this book when I was 14. Besides giving practical info on survival skills, etc. it's primary message of lending respect and conservation to the remaining wilderness stay with me to this day.
Erica
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
As some other reviewers noted, quite dense and particular about gear. I don't mind, but I do suspect 12 years out some of the recommendations are getting long in the tooth. I'd love to see an update. I read about 50% of this book altogether before it was due back at the library, and skimming the remainder suggested it wasn't as useful to me after that.
Johannah
Really interesting to see what has-and hasn't-changed about backpacking advice, gear, courtesy, medical care and the state of the wilderness in America.
Fredrick Danysh
Nov 03, 2014 rated it liked it
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A guide to backpacking with minimal impact on the environment. It covers the equipment and food needed for a backpacking trip.Medical hazards are also discusses. There is a section of sources for information about the sport and trip areas.
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This is a guidebook, not great literature but perfectly helpful.
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