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NOLS Wilderness Guide published

The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide
by Mark Harvey

Wilderness Guide CoverLANDER, WY - July 7, 1999 -- The National Outdoor Leadership School's newly revised and updated Wilderness Guide (Simon & Schuster $15.00) provides outdoor enthusiasts everywhere with the latest information on equipment and backcountry camping and hiking techniques. Author Mark Harvey, a long-time NOLS instructor and freelance writer, delves into everything from planning a trip to monitoring changing weather conditions, orienting a map, and preparing fresh-baked bread in a wilderness setting.

The new edition is a compilation of tried-and-true NOLS skills and methods tested and practiced by students and instructors in the backcountry for more than 30 years. Learning through experience has always been top priority at NOLS, and Harvey's book contains valuable information for anyone interested in experiencing the backcountry. Expert mountaineers to novices interested in venturing beyond the backyard will enjoy Harvey's easy to understand, user-friendly and often entertaining prose.

Each chapter begins with a brief overview and introduction offering a goal-oriented, easy-to-remember outline covered in greater detail throughout the chapter. Subject titles include expedition planning, equipment essentials, what to wear in the backcountry, camping technique, leadership skills, emergency procedures, weather, and even backcountry cooking. Harvey's book also contains interviews with some of the most successful and renowned leaders in the outdoor industry. Find out what gear John Roskelley - widely considered to be one of the world's premier mountaineers - takes along in his pack, or learn essential conservation tips from Wilderness Society director Pamela Eaton.

This classic wilderness handbook maintains time-tested NOLS practices while also setting out to address some of today's most pressing backcountry issues. In addition, great photographs, creative illustrations, and useful lists make this wilderness handbook a must-have item for anyone who loves the outdoors. The recent edition is a reprint of the popular NOLS Wilderness Guide published in 1983 by Peter Simer and John Sullivan.

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National Outdoor Leadership School
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