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TitleThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Hiking, Camping, and the Great Outdoors (Complete Idiot's Guides)
Author(s)Michael Mouland
ISBN0028611004
LanguageEnglish
PublishedAugust 1996
PublisherMacMillan Distribution
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No one is calling you an idiot. They're just trying to help. And if you are intimidated by the guides that smug mountaineers have thrown together with the assumption that their readers have done a lap around the Himalayas, you will welcome Mouland's guide with open arms. He spells out everything for the would-be outdoorsman with thousands of illustrations, checklists, and the basic assumption that the reader knows nothing. He tells you how to pack, what gear to buy, how to shop for food, and how to conquer every obstacle that one finds in planning a trip. Then he walks you through the details of surviving the trip itself with clear lessons on keeping warm, orienteering, setting camp, and hiking without blisters. After covering the basics, he delves into surprisingly thorough lessons on astronomy, tree and plant identification, weather-cloud identification, and even the proper way to clean and cook a brook trout. Comprehensive info aside, Mouland's greatest contribution is his ability to explain the ins and outs of the wilderness in a way that anyone can understand. "User-friendly" has been redefined once again.
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