More Everyday Wisdom: Trail-Tested Advice from the Experts (Backpacker Magazine) (Paperback)
Want to know why a forest smells different before it starts to rain? Or how long a pair of hiking boots should last? Find the answers to these questions as well as hundreds more practical, helpful tips for enjoying the back country. More Everyday Wisdom provides brilliant improvisations for worst-case scenarios and advice to avoid the most common (and obscure) problems. These backcountry basics will help you plan your trips, become a better problem-solver, and learn to how to stay comfortable. Author Karen Berger has hiked more than 10,000 miles on five continents. She is one of fewer than 50 people who have through-hiked the Applachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail.