By Doug Werner

Aimed in particular on the amateur outside adventurer, this finished advisor explains the basic apparatus, arrangements, precautions, and strategies required for day mountaineering and brief backpacking journeys. via informative, interesting, and inspiring own anecdotes, the advisor emphasizes the actual, aesthetic, and religious advantages of spending time in nature. crucial first reduction and map-reading details is additionally integrated.

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45 Backpacks Parting words ● Purchase or rent a name brand pack that fits well when fully loaded. ● Make sure your backpack rests on your hips comfortably. Your shoulders carry maybe 20% of the weight. The straps should not dig. com 46 Chapter Four Price tags External frame Internal frame Daypacks Renting External frame Internal frame $120–190* $175–300 $30–55 $10–20 first day. $5–10 each additional day. $50 deposit. $15–25 first day. $5–10 each additional day. $50 deposit. *Price ranges are approximate.

Lash your sleeping bag to the bottom (after packing pack) with small bungies or rope. The sleeping bag always fits inside the pack on the bottom. For off-trail hiking, pack heavier items It’s a load! Let a friend help. lower and close to the back. Again, women may want to pack heavier stuff lower. Putting the backpack on For best result: Use a raised, waist-high platform (rock, log, table) or get help from a friend. Swing method 1. Plant your feet and flex your knees in a balanced, athletic position.

Fingers should slip easily underneath. If they cut into your shoulders, something’s wrong. There is adjusting to do! The pack must fit your torso length (base of neck to top of hip) as well as your waist and hips. Look for adjustable models in Alan gets hung up on the same path with his wider external frame. 43 Backpacks your size (yes, many pack models come in sizes) and to fit your specific body type. There are packs specifically designed for women as well as men. A good fit feels good on your back.

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