Table of contents for Backpacker and hiker's handbook : seven decades of trail wisdom / William Kemsley, Jr.

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Section One. Preparations
1. Getting Started
2. What to Wear
3. Getting in Shape for Backpacking
4. Buying Your Outfit
5. Planning Your Trip
Section Two. Trail Savvy
6.	On the Trail
7.	Where and How to Set Up Camp
8.	Purifying and Carrying Water
9.	Eating and Cooking on the Trail
10.	Going Light
Section Three. Using the Trails
11.	Finding Your Way
12.	How to Deal with the Weather
13.	Health and First Aid for the Trail
14.	Insect and Plant Nuisances
15.	Getting the Most from Your Trail Photography
Section Four. Risks on the Trail
16.	Dangers from the Weather
17.	Snakes
18.	Bear Attacks
19.	Mountain Lions
Section Five. The Hiking Party
20.	The Fine Art of Picking Your Hiking Companions
21.	Family Hiking and Backpacking
22.	Women-Only Groups on the Trail
23.	Seniors Take to the Trails
24.	Taking Your Pet
25.	Going Alone
Section Six. Where to Go
26.	Deciding Where to Backpack
27.	Overnighting at Inns and Huts
28.	Enjoying the High Mountains
29.	Desert Hiking
30.	Canyon Hiking
Section Seven. When to Go
31.	Extending Your Hiking Season into Fall
32.	Getting Started Winter Backpacking
Section Eight. Why We Go Backpacking
33.	Backpacking for Physical and Emotional Health
34.	Levels of Spirituality in Backpacking
35.	The Ultimate Backpacking Immersion: Living among Bighorn Sheep
Section Nine. How Hikers Build and Protect the Trails
36.	How Hikers Blazed the Trails
37.	How the Nation's Trails Are Protected
38.	Hikers Volunteer Time and Vacations to Build and Maintain Trails
39.	Tread Lightly: Why I Started Backpacker Magazine
Section Ten. Salute to Our Land Managers
40.	How the World's Greatest Land Protection Scheme Began at a Campfire
Afterword: Why I Love America's Trails
About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Backpacking -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Hiking -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.