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Going Out There Chapter 1: Gear: Part 1 Packs Tents Sleeping bags Sleeping pads More essential gear Some luxury gear Chapter 2: Gear: Part 2 Stoves Fuel Cookware More kitchen gear Classic mess kit Quality of life essentials Chapter 3: Clothing Boots and socks Inner layers Middle layers Outer layers Head and hands Dressing for the climate Chapter 4: Water Drinking right Carrying water Sources of water Four ways to disinfect water Water disinfection tips Beyond water Chapter 5: Food Breakfast Dinner Four great trail foods High-fat food Desserts Gourmet camp food No-cook camping Edible wild plants Chapter 6: Shouldering the Load Stuff sacks What goes where: Part 1 What goes where: Part 2 Putting on the pack Of hip belts and straps Center of gravity Chapter 7: On Going Lighter Minimize Substitute Downsize Double up Eat light Leave it at home Chapter 8: Navigation Maps Compass Orienting map and compass Altimeters GPS Getting found Chapter 9: Traveling by Foot How to walk Following trails Hiking off-trail On steep terrain On rocky terrain On snow Beach hiking Crossing rivers Chapter 10: Setting Up Camp Choosing a campsite Choosing a tent site Pitching the tent Kitchen and cooking tips The bathroom The campfire Chapter 11: Camp Hygiene Hand washing Body and hair washing Kitchen cleanup Food handling Chapter 12: Leave No Trace Plan ahead and prepare Stay on durable surfaces Waste disposal: Part 1 Waste disposal: Part 2 Leave what you find Minimize campfire impacts Respect wildlife Be considerate of other visitors Chapter 13: Weatherwise Tips for cold days Tips for hot days Tips for windy days Tips for rainy days Tips for thunderstorms Predicting the weather Chapter 14: Wild Animals Insects Ticks Spiders Snakes Bears Mountain lions Chapter 15: Wild Plants Plants that cause itching Plants that poison Mushrooms that poison Plants that bother Chapter 16: Wilderness First Aid Wounds Blisters Sprains and strains Fractures Cold illness Heat illness Chapter 17: Special Considerations Infants on the trail Four safety lessons for kids Fun camping pastimes for kids Great ideas for women hikers Hikers over sixty-five Pets on the trail Chapter 18: Home Again Cleaning gear Drying gear Repairing gear Storing gear Chapter 19: Fit for the Trail Stretching the lower body Stretching the upper body Cardiovascular training: Part 1 Cardiovascular training: Part 2 Weight training: Upper body Weight training: Lower body Chapter 20: Resource Directory Trip planning Choosing the route
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