Outdoor pursuits can mean anything from a day's gentle walking or mountain biking to a camping weekend, a trek through the jungle, or a tour in a kayak lasting several weeks. This book describes the kit needed for comfort and safety, including clothing and footwear, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks and cooking equipment. There is information on using a map and compass correctly, how to set up a tent and build a camp fire, and coping with hazards such as dangerous wildlife and unpredictable weather. Packed with expert advice and illustrated with over 800 photographs, the book makes essential reading for anyone planning an adventure in the great outdoors.
A hands-on manual covering the knowledge and skills needed to travel and survive outdoors - whether a day's hike or a trek through the jungle, learn how to navigate, light fires and set up camp.