The Smart Guide to Hiking and Backpacking

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Drawing upon six decades of camping, hiking, and family vacations to national parks all over the United States, outdoor enthusiast Brian Nordstrom provides readers with the essential information about gear, hiking and camping with children, and basic first aid in this outdoor guide. The book also discusses wilderness survival—not only how to avoid dangerous situations, but also how to deal with them when they do occur. This is an important resource for readers seeking enjoyable and safe backcountry experiences.


Brian Nordstrom is a professor of chemistry at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has more than 35 years of college teaching experience, which has covered a wide range of academic disciplines, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, and environmental science. He is also an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys birding, camping, and hiking. He lives in Prescott, Arizona.