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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Midpoint Books
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.

Firefly Books Ltd
Expert guidance about hiking in Canada -- from choosing the best footwear, to plotting the best route, to preparing for emergencies. It details conditions that might be encountered and a cross-section of trails, Canada wide.

Prepare yourself for the wonder of the Canadian wilderness with The Canadian Hiker's and Backpacker's Handbook by respected naturalist Ben Gadd.

In his new book, Gadd explains every aspect of taking a trip to the Canadian backcountry, from choosing the best footwear to plotting a route to preparing for emergencies. Learn how to access some of the country's most stunning scenery in a safe, comfortable and responsible way through sections like:

What to wear and what to carry
Techniques for comfortable walking
Getting fit no matter where you live
Tips for hiking and backpacking with kids and dogs
Safety, first aid and accident response.

Once you're prepared for the trails, Gadd provides an overview of conditions you might encounter on the trails from coast to coast. Acquaint yourself with a cross-section of Canada, from Nova Scotia and PEI to Southern Manitoba to the Northern Yukon and take to their trails.



Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap Books, c2008
ISBN: 9781552859179
Branch Call Number: 796.510971 Gad
Characteristics: x, 369 p. : col. ill.

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