"The Hiker's Bible" -- Field and Stream
From the Jacket Flap:
In the years since Colin Fletcher's enormously successful The Complete Walker
was first published in 1968, the backpacking revolution has rolled on. Equipment has changed and improved; freeze-dried and organic food have become more abundant; we know more about ecology and the environment.
Fletcher has therefore revised, expanded, and updated his celebrated book both for his already devoted readers and for those walkers--beginners or experts-- who have not yet read the most practical, authoritative, comprehensive book ever published on the subject. Fifty percent longer and containing 32 new illustrations...
Colin Fletcher, "the man who walked through time" in the Grand Canyon and lived "the thousand-mile summer" in the desert and High Sierra country of California, is America's foremost authority on walking. Out of his own experience of walking in every sort of easy and rough terrain, he advises you, inspires you, guides you, and equips you, toe to head, with everything any walker could require. He always keeps weight and quality in mind, and is careful about cost.