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Kristin Hostetter has been Backpacker magazine's gear editor for over 15 years, during which time she has put thousands of camping and hiking products through Backpacker's rigorous gear testing program. Kristin has appeared as a gear expert on NBC’s Today, CBS’s The Early Show, and The Martha Stewart Show, among others.
Everything that someone needs in the backwoods when you NEED
IT THE MOST. Its a must read for everyone BEFORE you hit the trail.
I've gone through most of this book and it has great fixes for your camping/hiking equipment when you damage it through accidents or normal use. Read morePublished 6 months ago by william richards
Anything, and probably just about everything, you could want to know about fixing camping/ hiking gear.
Plus it's well written, sanely indexed, and easy to read. Read more
If you are new to the backpacking/camping/outdoor scene, this book will start you out with some of the most common issues that will crop up. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ed Rohm
OK, obviously I have not bought this yet. Before I do, I'm curious if there are any ads in it, so if you have bought this, please let me know whether or not the guide does. Read morePublished 11 months ago by david j
You can tell these folks live this stuff.
Great articles, reviews, what-to-buy, what-to-do, where-to-go.
I read it cover to cover.
Useful info across the spectrum of backpacking gear. I showed it to a friend, and he bought his own copy.Published 13 months ago by A. One
If you're into outdoor gear and like doing repairs yourself, then this is a good book. It covers a lot and on some issues is perhaps too high-level, but I still learned a few... Read morePublished 13 months ago by D. Kennedy
I purchased this book and read through it, but this might be for beginners, because most of the information in the book can be found online, for free. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Riley