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The Complete Hiker, Revised and Expanded Paperback – April 27, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 2 edition (April 27, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071358188
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071358187
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,153,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What reviewers said about the first edition:
"Novice outdoor enthusiasts will find indispensable information, seasoned outdoor travelers will pick up invaluable tips, and armchair adventurers will relish the ride."--Andrea Gabbard, outdoor author and editor
"A must for every outdoor bookshelf."--Outdoor Retailer

This unique hiking guide, a revised and expanded edition of The Dayhiker's Handbook, offers gear advice, terrain-specific tips, and real-world scenarios. Hodgson and Long's hiking stories from their global treks prepare you for the different demands and rewards of deserts, mountains, jungles, snow and ice, canyons, waterways, forests, and beaches. You'll be able to predict the difficulty of a hike, manage food and water, administer first aid, hike with children, and select clothing and gear. New chapters on long-distance hiking and camping make The Complete Hiker a comprehensive guide for anyone ready to put on their hiking boots and explore!

About the Author

John Long is an explorer, legendary rock climber, and bestselling author. His novella Rogue's Babylon was adapted into the movie Cliffhanger, starring Sylvester Stallone. His literary fiction has appeared in Granta and is widely anthologized. More than 750,000 copies of his outdoor guides are in print.

Michael Hodgson is one of America's best-known experts on outdoor recreation and wilderness skills. A former technical editor for Outdoor Retailer magazine and technical editor for Adventure West magazine, he is the author of eight previous books, including The Outdoor Family Fun Guide, and coauthor of Facing the Extreme.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 2001
Format: Paperback
As a new hiker/backpacker I found this book to be very helpful and entertaining. It has 99% of the information that anyone would need to get started hiking and I'm sure there is information for the seasoned hiker as well. There are web addresses and phone numbers for maps, clothing and gear. It's a terriffic place to go for whatever information you need.
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