This is one of those Ubiquitious Classics
that every serious backpacker has in their possesion. Many,
many a hardy outdoor loving soul has paged through this awesome tome.
If you don't have this book, go purchase it right now. Most decent bookstores
keep it in stock. This book covers every aspect of backpacking,
from gear, to food, to shelter, to philosophy.
If you are or plan to become a backpacker,
then you need this book. Mr. Fletcher does an excellent job of discussing
all the facets of backpacking. His approach and philosophy is very
unique and insightful. Mr. Feltcher conveys to the reader that walking
is not his hobby, its his lifestyle.
This is a great book to leave on the back
of the toilet or on your nightstand. Its easy to pick up and
read a chapeter then put down and do something else. I dont
know what else to say except you need to own this book.