Everyday Wisdom

1001 Expert Tips for Hikers

  • 208 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-0-89886-523-3
  • Aug 31, 1997

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* 1001 fun-to-read tips for beginning to expert hikers and backpackers
* Concise, easy-to-use hints selected from one of the most popular Backpacker columns
* Our best-selling "how to backpack" book

Experienced hikers know that their most important piece of gear is the gray matter they carry in their heads. They know they can't be prepared for every single thing that could go wrong. They can't anticipate every problem, and they can't carry enough gear to fix everything that could possibly break. And they don't have to, because Everyday Wisdom does it for them.

This one-stop, easy-to-use collection of practical advice, time-saving tips, problem-solving techniques, brilliant improvisations, and Everyday Wisdom shows hikers how to make their way and make do in the backcountry. The secret is preparing for the predictable and solving problems by avoiding them. Learn about the basics, food and kitchen, travel across backcountry terrain, creating comfort, weather issues, staying healthy, water, field repairs, equipment maintenance between trips, and a whole lot more.

Can't find the hole in the air mattress? Need tips for backcountry meals? A surprise cold front has rolled in... Need some improvised gloves, fast? Everyday Wisdom will help. Knowing a few seemingly small tricks will enable backpackers to take big strides in increasing their comfort, safety, preparation, and improvisational skills. This guide is a source of to-the-point, practical hints and tips that only a seasoned expert could bring together.


  • 208 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-0-89886-523-3
  • Aug 31, 1997

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