The Backpacker

Filled with wild adventures in exotic locations, this is not travel writing for the faint-hearted: this is an amazing true story of the hunt for excess at any cost.

Author: John Harris

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9780857653109

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 991

Download →

‘Leaving the blinding sand for the cool shade of the trees, I walked carefully through the undergrowth to where Dave, using two twigs as chopsticks, was picking up a freshly severed human finger...’ John’s trip to India starts badly when his girlfriend returns home and he finds himself looking at the sharp end of a knife in a train station cubicle. But his life is saved by an enigmatic traveller called Rick, who persuades John to question his mundane plans for the future, risking it all for much, much more. Fast forward to the Thai island of Koh Pha-Ngan; John, Rick and their new friend Dave pose as millionaire aristocrats in a hedonistic Eden of beautiful girls, free drugs and wild beach parties. Running out of money and pursued by the Thai Mafia, they embark on adrenalin-fuelled journeys to Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and Hong Kong, facing danger at every turn. Filled with wild adventures in exotic locations, this is not travel writing for the faint-hearted: this is an amazing true story of the hunt for excess at any cost.
Posted in:

The Backpacker s Field Manual Revised and Updated

Back in 1996, when I was writing the first edition of The Backpacker's Field Manual, the World Wide Web was still in its infancy. Since then the Internet has revolutionized the way we search for information and interact with one another ...

Author: Rick Curtis

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307956293

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 589

Download →

When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail for: BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS—how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more--illustrated with more than 100 line drawings. TRICKS OF THE TRAIL—time-tested practical lessons learned along the way GOING ULTRALIGHT—downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up Every traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you'll ever need—this one—and take to the great outdoors with confidence.
Posted in:

The Backpacker Chef Cookbook

So roll up your sleeves andgetcooking, backpacker style. What's unique about 'The Backpacker Chef' recipes? They aredesigned for backpackers!What does that mean? Only require basic ingredients. Do not require lotsofspices orfancy ...

Author: Jacqui Treagus

Publisher: Roaming Cooking

ISBN: 9780987530448

Category: Cooking

Page: 90

View: 289

Download →

An ideal collection of simple recipes for when budget, storage space, cooking equipment and/or skills, are in short supply. Perfect for the backpacker cooking on the road in hostel kitchens! Are you about to go travelling on the road for a long period of time? Will you be able to afford to eat out all the time? Do you have a variety simple and easy recipes under your belt that require only basic ingredients you can buy just about anywhere, do not require fancy cooking equipment, and leave minimum left over ingredients? No? Are you sick of eating pasta and tomato sauce? Yes? Then The Backpacker Chef recipe book is for you! What's Special About the Recipes in this Cookbook? • Only basic ingredients required – no spending ages wandering down aisles of supermarkets looking for fancy ingredients you’ve never heard of before. Speeds up shopping time! • Only a handful of ingredients per recipe (great for when you only want to remember a few things to buy at the shop) • Minimum left over ingredients and minimum washing up! • No fancy equipment required – not even a blender! • All recipes made in 5 easy steps and written in a way that even the least experienced in the cooking will understand. • Great variety of 50+ recipes, over half with pictures. No need to be bored with what you are eating! Give it a try and be pleasantly surprised how easy and quick it can be to cook your own fresh, favoursome, healthy, fuss free food – and save lots of money in the process! Go on, give it a try!
Posted in:

The Backpacker s Survival Guide

True, this might spark controversy and backpackers far and wide will be hearing alarm bells at the mention of it, but before you buy a backpack, consider your options and decide whether taking a suitcase or backpack will be most ...

Author: Tamsin King

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781786851093

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 348

Download →

Tips and ideas for travelling the world So you’re off to explore the big, wide world: head filled with possibilities and hiking boots laced. But a big trip brings big questions, like how do I go about choosing and packing a bag, how should I handle money abroad, and what the hell do I do when my hostel dorm is filled with snorers? Luckily this handy guide is filled with essential tips, advice and hacks to make your adventures on the road truly unforgettable.
Posted in:

The Backpacker s Songbook

Author: JERRY SILVERMAN

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9781610659093

Category: Music

Page: 128

View: 840

Download →

This compact book presents 130 songs in a convenient 5 1/2 inches by 8 inch format. All selections are written in leadsheet format for voice with complete lyrics, guitar chords and harmonica tablature. Ideal for the trail or campfire singing, take it along on your next hike or camping trip. Written in the guitar- friendly keys of C, G, D, A, E major and A, D, and E minor. Songs include A Tisket, a Tasket; All the Pretty Little Horses; Arkansas Traveler; Aunt Rhody; Bury Me Beneath the Willow; Clementine; Cripple Creek; I've Been Working on the Railroad; Oh Susanna; Pop Goes the Weasel; and many more.
Posted in:

The Backpacker s Manual

95 The Backpacker ' s Manual The Essential Techniques and Equipment , Plus a Special Section on U . S . and Canadian Trails Walking • The biomechanics of walking • Conditioning without strain Camping Equipment • Tents - sizes , fabrics ...

Author: Cameron McNeish

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Times Books

ISBN: WISC:89013462189

Category: Backpacking

Page: 160

View: 114

Download →

Posted in:

THE BACKPACKER S HANDBOOK

There's even a little program that does this, which I've used for a number of years now: the Backpacking Gear Weight Calculator, developed by hiker Chris Ibbeson. You add your gear in various categories along with the weights and any ...

Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071460132

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 366

Download →

"The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere."—Backpack (UK) This enormously practical guide includes everything from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys—such as how to ford rivers safely and how to choose a route through untracked terrain. As a gear advisor, this book is unequaled. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Now in its third edition, The Backpacker's Handbook also covers desert hiking, ultralight backpacking, and adventure trekking in distant corners of the globe. Indeed, there is little about backpacking Chris Townsend does not cover. This trusted reference will prepare you for the challenges and excitement of backpacking the wilderness. "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense."—Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book."—Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading."—Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)
Posted in:

The Backpacker s Handbook 4th Edition

Page Credit 16 Map courtesy Natural Resources Conservation Service/USDA, from Hall: The Essential Backpacker 51 Christopher Hoyt drawing from Kestenbaum: The Ultralight Backpacker 75 Annie Getchell drawing from Getchell and Getchell: ...

Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071759595

Category: Travel

Page: 480

View: 787

Download →

What you need to know before you hit the trails Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Reviews from previous editions "The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere." --Backpack (UK) "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense." --Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book." —Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading." —Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)
Posted in:

The Backpacker s Field Manual

A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills Rick Curtis. - - - The Backpacker ' s Field Manual A Comprehensive Guide to.

Author: Rick Curtis

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0517887835

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 374

View: 797

Download →

The director of Princeton University Outdoor Action, one of the country's most respected outdoor programs, offers a comprehensive guide to skills, equipment, and trip planning for backpackers of all levels. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Posted in:

Backpacker Tourism

Investigating the Ethical Characteristics of Backpackers in the Backpacker Literature If the model of ethical tourist behaviour has three fundamental forms: environmental, social and economic, whilst incorporating social responsibility ...

Author: Dr. Kevin Hannam

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845413083

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 746

Download →

The search for new tourism experiences as well as changes in the tourism industry itself has led to new forms of individualised travel and consequentially new forms of backpacker tourism. This volume provides an up to date examination of the behaviour, attitudes and motivations of backpacker tourists as well as the growth of the infrastructure behind backpacker tourism phenomenon throughout the world. Drawing upon insights from geography, sociology, anthropology, management and marketing, Backpacker Tourism provides theoretically informed case studies of individual destinations of backpackers. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of backpacker tourism as well as those involved in the backpacker tourism industry itself.
Posted in:

Enquiry Into the Backpacker Segment of Fiji s Tourism Industry

Rather, we seek to advise on how Fiji can optimise the opportunities the backpacker market can bring to Fiji and her people. The enthusiasm with which communities have adopted the backpacker industry is most encouraging but it may be ...

Author: Pacific Asia Travel Association

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924059637128

Category: Backpacking

Page: 37

View: 668

Download →

Considering the status of backpacking in Fiji, this publication augers for the possible future of this lucrative market.
Posted in:

Beyond Backpacker Tourism

Welk (2004) proposed that the backpacker community has evolved around a set of stable common symbolic lines of ideology. Welk suggests five pillars of backpacker ideology including: to travel on a low budget, to meet different people, ...

Author: Kevin Hannam

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845411305

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 269

Download →

Building on previous work on backpacking, this book takes the analysis of backpacker tourism further by engaging both with new theoretical debates into tourism experiences and mobilities as well as with new empirical phenomena such as the rise of the 'flashpacker' and alternative destinations.
Posted in:

Backpacker Tourism and Economic Development

If, for the sake of argument, we accept the premise of Plog's classic typology and place backpackers in the allocentric category, that would assume that they would mostly eat local food and consume local drinks.

Author: Mark P. Hampton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135933012

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

View: 912

Download →

There has been a phenomenal growth of backpacker tourism from the overland routes to India in the 1960s, to present-day backpacker tourism across the less developed world. As a result there has been significant economic development impacts of backpacker tourism upon local communities especially in areas with the largest concentrations of backpackers (South and South-East Asia particularly Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and India), as well as increasingly in Latin America. This volume provides a focused review of the economic development impacts of backpacker tourism in developing regions furthering knowledge on how backpacker tourism can play a crucial role in development strategies in these areas. First, it reviews the origins of the backpackers with a detailed examination of their "hippy" predecessors on the overland trail, before discussing the emergence of modern backpackers including social and cultural aspects, and how new technologies are changing their experience. It then analyses the powerful economic development impacts of backpackers on local host communities in cities and rural areas with a special focus on coastal destinations. Extensive case study material is used from backpacker destinations across Asia, Latin America and Africa. In doing so the book provides original insights into how backpacker tourism is highly significant for poverty alleviation and effective local development since it has strong linkages to the local economy, and less economic leakage than conventional tourism. Written by a leading academic in this area, this volume will be of interest to students of Tourism and Development Studies.
Posted in:

The Global Nomad

Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice Greg Richards, Julie Wilson. questions for the future . One of the key areas of debate among the various contributions is the role of backpacking . Is backpacking a travelstyle or an ideology ?

Author: Greg Richards

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1873150768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 504

Download →

Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. Links are drawn between theory and practice, setting backpacking in its wider social, cultural and economic context.
Posted in:

The Backpacker s Handbook 4th Edition

. . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book." —Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading." —Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071754897

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

View: 963

Download →

What you need to know before you hit the trails Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Reviews from previous editions "The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere." --Backpack (UK) "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense." --Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book." —Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading." —Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)
Posted in:

Backpacker

This is why the backpacker uses a sleeping pad or an air mattress. In theory, insulation in the bottom of a bag is wasted. Unless you turn over or on your side when you sleep! The backpacker who uses a slim-cut ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 112

View: 813

Download →

Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
Posted in:

Backpacker

If today's millions of backpackers all lit fires, the destruction of trees would be overwhelming. But what about emergencies? The notion that starting a fire is the proper way to cope with an emergency is a psychological illusion which ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 90

View: 585

Download →

Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
Posted in:

The Concept of Rights

Consider the possible world identical to the original world of Backpacker except that the cabin owner has no features other than that of being the owner of the chair and those features logically and nomologically entailed by this ...

Author: George W. Rainbolt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402039775

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

View: 680

Download →

What does it mean to have a right? Previous answers to this question fall into two groups: interest/benefit theories of rights and choice/will theories. This book proposes an alternative to these traditional views: the justified-constraint theory of rights, which avoids the pitfalls of earlier theories, and solves the puzzle of the relational nature of rights. The analysis shows that this theory applies without modification to past, present and future beings.
Posted in:

Backpacker

Backpacking Equipment: A Consumer's Guide by the Editors of BACKPACKER Magazine. $5.45 GIFT ITEMS Blue heather T-Shirt with BACKPACKER Magazine's "happy hiker" design silk-screened in navy blue. 24. SM $5.00 25. MED $5.00 26.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 106

View: 754

Download →

Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
Posted in:

Macca The Backpacker

"Macca the alpaca dreams of exploring, so he packs his backpack and sets off on a mountain adventure. But when the going gets tough, how will Macca make it to the top?"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Matt Cosgrove

Publisher:

ISBN: 1760978469

Category:

Page:

View: 247

Download →

Posted in: