View Full Version : The Backpacker's Handbook - Townsend

2003-02-19, 19:16
A good solid book of practical experience for long distance hiking. The book has been updated with lots of ultralight suggestions. Chris says he spent some time hiking with RD himself, using Jenny's pack and learning from the pioneer.

Great points: gear, navigation, food, hints, practical experience, leave no trace ethics

- says not to use deoderant. (Why let the little bacteria grow and make one stink??) I think the quote is: "deoderant has no place in the wilderness"
- nothing yet on hammocks

OK gang, what did I miss... It has been a couple weeks since I finished it.