Where ever the Trail takes you...
Welcome to the Backpacker's Field Manual Web site. Since its first publication The Backpacker's Field Manual has been heralded as 'the best instructional book of its kind.' Backcountry travelers from around the world use the book as their guide for planning and exploring the wilderness. It's also been selected as a college textbook for outdoor recreation program classes around the country.Purchase online
The Backpackers Field Manual is a must read for anyone who spends time in the backcountry.
It's portable reference for everything backpacking. I can't imagine heading out into the wilderness without it. It covers everything from first-aid to a few sample recipies.
Most other books just skim the surface of just handful of topics relating to backpacking that this covers in detail as well as many topics that I never read about elsewhere... Great book.
These are Adobe Acrobat (PDF) versions of the various trip planning forms from the Appendix of The Backpacker's Field Manual.