Your resource guide to hitting the trails! Backpacking 101 by Heather Balogh Rochfort is a thorough handbook outlining everything you need to know to enjoy a backpacking adventure. Chapters include: Mental and Physical Preparation, Navigation, Setting Up Your Camp Kitchen, Backcountry Hygiene, and Emergency Situations. Rather than specific brand recommendations, Heather expertly provides you with questions or things to consider that guide you towards finding the right product or situation for your needs. The book is filled with invaluable practical advice such as the fact that the magnetic needle in a compass is affected by anything metal, so don’t place your compass on the hood of your car because your reading won’t be accurate! With the literary voice of a new-found, knowledgeable friend, Heather delivers the information and advice that you will need to get the most out of your backpacking experience.