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Joy of Backpacking: Your complete guide to attaining pure happiness in the outdoors Paperback – May 7 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press; 1 edition (May 7 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899974058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899974057
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 17.9 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,779,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Some of Brian Beffort's favorite moments have taken place while exploring the American West and other parts of the world while carrying everything he needs on his back. He is also the author of Afoot & Afield Las Vegas & Southern Nevada: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide. He works as the Associate Director of Friends of Nevada Wilderness.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Clever and Well Written Book Sept. 6 2007
By Glenn D. Bosio - Published on
Format: Paperback
The author of this book clearly writes from experience and the topics covered are well researched. Everything from responding to a bear who is sharing your trail to storing toilet paper - securely. My wife and I both enjoyed the author's sense of humor and his ability to make a thousand little things important elements to enhancing our experience (and expectations) of backpacking.

I would highly recommend this fun and thorough book to anyone interested in connecting with the outdoors.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Any backpacker - and any general-interest lending collection catering to campers and hikers - needs this. Dec 2 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on
Format: Paperback
JOY OF BACKPACKING: YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO ATTAINING PURE HAPPINESS IN THE OUTDOORS covers all the gear, backcountry skills, and fitness training needed to make a backpacking trip an exceptional, fun experience. Color sidebars of special information - such as how to keep warm and how to hike so as to leave no trace - compliments larger articles on the topics, offering both at-a-glance quick information backed by more expansive articles. Black and white photos compliment first-person insights into the systems and approaches that have made Brian Beffort's backpacking experiences noteworthy and fun. Any backpacker - and any general-interest lending collection catering to campers and hikers - needs this.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good basic book July 5 2014
By C. Liebeck - Published on
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I like this book well enough, but it's geared more for the beginning backpacker. The book is well-rounded and touches on many different topics pertaining to backpacking. I recommend it for someone who is considering getting started in backpacking or has only been backpacking a few times.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Dude Sept. 10 2013
By Cara - Published on
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They have a chapter called, s***ting in the woods. I love this book. Its really straight forward, small, cheap and well..its basic.
More basic than I expected March 11 2014
By gregory s buchler - Published on
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It's a fine book, and I am learning things from it. I guess I was, perhaps unreasonably, expecting to learn more tips and tricks. I have backpacked 3 times and already read quite a bit, and learned from friends. Still, I am 2/3 done w/the book and I think it's worth my time to finish reading it. The section on knots was a good reminder that I need to relearn how to tie knots.