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Hitting the trails can be a great adventure for the whole family. Psychologists know that spending time in nature has many benefits, including making you happier, giving you time to reflect, and helping you be more creative. It is beneficial for the entire family from the youngest member to the oldest member. The trick is choosing the right backpacking adventure and planning properly for it. There is so much to learn before heading out into the great outdoors.

You will need this book to soar past the learning curve and save yourself all of the stress and anxiety that comes from learning things the hard way. Can't wait to get out to the trails? Do yourself a favor and start listening to this book now.

©2015 Emerson Woods (P)2015 Emerson Woods

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WELL ORGANISED BOOK

This book is pretty good. It has several trails in it. We were looking for some several day trips and this book seems to cover some options. I keep looking for something to show me hikes that are off the beaten path but, as with most books they focus on those that are part of the AT. As we plan on doing the AT we want to do some other trails this summer instead of doing part of the AT until we are actually doing that part of the AT.

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A step below basic common sense

not sure where any reviewers are giving the content of this book a star. This book covers nothing worthy of use for anyone who wants to actually hike or start backpacking. Disappointed.

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Nice listening material

Would you listen to Backpacking again? Why?

Yes! I Really love to listen this this will help me a lot as I am a travel lover also

Any additional comments?

use this book as a resource to plan backpacking trips with my young kids. It is always right on the money for me. Thanks very well organized.

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Backpacking for Beginners

This clearly organized guide is packed with solid detail and practical features in appealing layouts, better than hoped for. It's a complete, essential companion for trip dreaming and planning. Introductory sections give lots of up-to-date, good-to-know information from whether fracking could affect your trip, to natural history, and safety, with a great section on gear and how to manage it. Trip planning, including the benefits of packing checklists, is well covered, offering tips even experienced backpackers might appreciate.

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REALLY WONDERFUL BOOK

This is definitely a great book for those of us who are getting starting in backpacking and hiking!!! It has a lot of general information and some specific information. You should see my book, with all of the highlighting and all of the pages I've tagged.

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GREAT OVERVIEW GUIDE

The book is extremely user-friendly and the section on footwear was a gold mine for me. Appendix C has a checklist of gear to shop for, and I'll be taking this guide to the store. Appendix B has a list of books, magazines and websites for still more information, although the book itself is a hiker's bible. it is highly recommended book.

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GREAT BACK PACKING FOR YOUTH

When I started backpacking, I put my traditional canoe camping gear in a big pile, and then bought a backpack big enough to carry it all. It weighed over 60 pounds with food and water for an over nighter. I wish I had listen this book first, It would have saved me from becoming a pack mule and dreading the long walks weighted down like a Sherpa.
Excellent , funny and well illustrated.

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GREAT INFORMATION AND LOVE THIS BOOK

What made the experience of listening to Backpacking the most enjoyable?


I'm new to backpacking, and haven't camped for about 15 years. When I did camp it was in the west coast deserts, or redwoods. I'm now in the hot and humid Georgia terrain. I was pleased to find information on all types of trips from desert to ice, and everything in between. Also there is a resource page for any information that would go beyond what they wanted to cover.
I even enjoyed listening information I already knew. But most of all, I enjoyed finding a bunch of information that I didn't know.
This book is a great resource for the beginning backpacker

What was one of the most memorable moments of Backpacking?

I was given this book during a survival course I took while stationed in Alaska. I bought the entire series after that and love them, that was my memorable moment

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes ofcourse

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Excellent book. I love this whole book series. Great for all ages. I especially like that the illustrations add their own information to the book and don't just serve to illuminate the text

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NICE GUIDE

This book create an ideas it Belongs on the bookshelf of every backpacker. The tips given help you lighten your load, pack more efficiently, and have a better time when you're out in the wild. You also want to buy "Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips For Extremely Lightweight Camping" which is even better.

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A GOOD RESOURCE FOR MOST BACKPACKERS

If you're a backpacking god then this is not the book for you however, if you're either new or moderately experienced there is a lot of good information in this book. It's presented in a style that is easy to read and easy to comprehend. The illustrations add to, versus simply portray the textual information which I liked a great deal. Good information on low impact camping, gear selection, techniques for packing, cooking, walking, even how best to get you pack on and off. Would definitely recommend to all but the most experienced of campers.