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This book provides all the information you need to safely plan for and avoid outdoor hazards when hiking and backpacking, presented in a durable, packable, full color package. Topics covered include poor planning, stinging insects, poisonous plants, large mammals, steep terrain, lightning storms, avalanches, river crossings, hypothermia, and psychological hazards.
Dave Anderson has been an outdoor guide for twenty-five years, leading everything from natural history treks to backpacking, rock-climbing, and whitewater rafting expeditions. He is also a senior instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School. A longtime photographer and writer, he has published his work in National Geographic, the New York Times, and Sports Illustrated, as well as several books for Globe Pequot Press/FalconGuides. He lives in Seattle, Washington.