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This updated edition of the popular NOLS Wilderness Mountaineering reflects the most current practices, equipment, and risk management in mountain climbing.
The keystone of the NOLS library, the Cookery has been a trusted and reliable resource used in the field by NOLS students and instructors for 50 years. First published by Stackpole in 1991, NOLS Cookery is in its 7th edition with 125,000 copies in print. Whether you’re a first-time backpacker or a seasoned backcountry cook, you’ll learn from the cookbook used by the experts in outdoor education. With more than 2 million meals prepared in the wilderness, NOLS speaks with authority on the art of outdoor cooking. This new edition includes important nutritional information that supports the 200 recipes plus a special section of recipes from around the world, new recipes for lightweight backpacking and recipes that can be prepared in advance of the trip.
The National Outdoor Leadership School's official guide to finding your way in the wilderness Covers all navigational techniques, from map and compass to GPS and gives instructions on taking bearings and planning routes on USGS maps Up-to-date information on tools, equipment, and software, including smartphones and iPads for navigation, new emergency communication technology (such as SPOT), and solar power Updated and new illustrations by Jon Cox
One of the finest first aid books I've seen. --Mel Otten, M.D., Wilderness Medical Society • New chapters on judgment and decision-making and mental health • First-aid topics--patient assessment, shock, soft tissue injury, burns, fractures and dislocations, and chest, head, and abdominal injury • How to handle environmental problems--heat, cold, water, altitude, and poisonous plants and animals
Planning and outfitting, including what you'll need on the water and in camp for long or short trips Using lines, basic strokes, basic maneuvers, and drills, rigging, loading and unloading, carrying and moving Covers techniques for whitewater and open water travel, navigation, and canoeing in ice Full-color photos and trustworthy text from the experts in outdoor education
New edition of the popular guide to low-impact camping with updated information on waste disposal, campsite selection, fire building Details on recent legislation and up-to-date research on recreational wilderness use Tailored to a variety of environments, from coastal regions to deserts Drawing on the principles of the Leave No Trace program, the expertise of the National Outdoor Leadership School, and the substantial body of research into wilderness use, Soft Paths has long been the definitive guide to low-impact outdoor activity. This new edition covers every aspect of the outdoor experience, demonstrating the frequently simple, often unexpected measures that we can take to keep the wilderness pristine. This edition also provides new information on conservation law and the public's use of wild lands, ensuring that readers can minimize impact without sacrificing their enjoyment of the outdoors.
• Leave No Trace, minimum impact skills and ethics • New research and field experience prescribe better minimum-impact techniques for wilderness use • Expanded information on camping practices • How far you should camp from water, where to pitch your tent, how to build a fire or if you should build one in the first place • Respecting and caring for wildlands, doing your part to protect our limited resources and future recreation opportunities • Trampling, litter, waste disposal, fire use, wildlife health, and protecting cultural resources

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