BOOKS ABOUT SNOWSHOEING


Winter Adventure:A Complete Guide (Trailside Series Guide)

By: Peter Stark

This unique handbook covers over two dozen winter sports, from snowshoeing, snowboarding, and winter camping to dog sledding, skijoring, and animal tracking - even curling and barrel jumping. Every winter outdoorsperson will find something new here, whether it be glissading, snow volleyball, or "kite skating," the newest, fastest sport on ice.

With a focus on pursuits accessible to the broadest possible readership, special sections treat staying warm, equipment, technique, safety, tips for maximizing fun, and such natural-science questions as why ice is slippery and the truth of the folk-wisdom that no two snowflakes are identical.

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Snowshoeing (Outdoor Pursuits Series)

By: Sally Edwards, Melissa McKenzie

Join the growing number of people who are discovering the fun and fitness benefits of snowshoeing! This complete guide provides everything you need so you can enjoy this popular winter fitness activity for years to come. Sally Edwards and Melissa McKenzie, avid snowshoers and cofounders of a sport snowshoe manufacturing company, make it easy for you to learn the basics. They discuss choosing the proper equipment, 16 fundamental snowshoeing techniques, guidelines for safe snowshoeing, and a training plan to get your body in shape for snowshoeing. The book also provides descriptions of 45 of the world's best snowshoeing destinations and information on activities that complement snowshoeing.

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The Essential Snowshoer : A Step-By-Step Guide

By: Marianne Zwosta

Snowshoeing is a great way to get around in winter. With no fancy techniques or complex theories to learn, and requiring only modest physical effort not all that different from walking, snowshoeing is the fastest growing winter sport-also due in some measure to the development of high-tech, lightweight, maintenance-free snowshoes. The Essential Snowshoer is the perfect introduction to this refreshingly uncomplicated pursuit that Newsweek has said ``could become the hottest snow sport of the `90s.'' Rudimentary enough for neophytes, this pithy guide also covers more advanced skills used in snowshoe running, racing, and winter backcountry travel. Using the reader-friendly, highly visual format of other books in the Essential series, professional outdoor teacher and guide Marianne Zwosta explains step by step how to get started and gradually embrace greater challenges. She offers plenty of advice on staying warm, comfortable, and safe-regardless of the conditions.

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A Trailside Guide:Snowshoeing

By: Larry Olmsted, Larry Clmsted

The ancient, elegantly useful snowshoe has taken the outdoor sports scene by storm. With sales of snowshoes more than doubling every year this decade, snowshoeing rivals its trendy cousin snowboarding as the fastest growing winter sport in the United States. In this indispensable guide, avid snowshoer Larry Olmsted enumerates the many reasons for snowshoeing's meteoric rise. Advances in design and construction--including quick-entry, high-performance bindings--have made snowshoes even easier and more enjoyable to use. Scores of enthusiasts are hitting groomed cross-country ski and snowmobile trails across the snowbelt, running on scaled-down versions of traditional 'shoes. Snowshoeing explains how to experience this recent evolution of the sport. Even greater numbers of snowshoers come from the ranks of America's hikers and backpackers, who have discovered that wintertime can be the best time to hit the trail: no bugs, no mud, no crowds. And backcountry Alpine skiers and snowboarders climb to their summits on snowshoes, the most reliable, versatile mode of travel across snow. No new use or technique is left untreated in this, the first guide to snowshoeing since snowshoeing has come of age.

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Making Camp : The Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Paddlers & Skiers

By: Dennis Coello, John Harlin, Alan Kesselheim, Steve Howe

Here is a comprehensive, detailed camping how-to compiled by Backpacker field experts for anyone traveling by foot, boat, bicycle, or skis, through all kinds of terrain, year-around. Gleaned from the lifetime experiences of four Backpacker magazine field experts, this compendium of advice, checklists, suggestions, priorities, rules of thumb, and special considerations presents the best from the best. Learn how to select sites, arrange your kitchen, build a portable toilet, pitch a tent, build a fire, and leave no trace.

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Snowshoeing

By: Gene Prater

Essential handbook updated with the latest developments in equipment and techniques for snowshoeing. -- Features the high-tech equipment changes that have revolutionized snowshoeing Learn to navigate through snow-clad woods, compete in races, and climb to new summits with easily learned techniques in Snowshoeing. This complete update of the late Gene Prater's classic how-to manual has all the latest information on snowshoeing equipment -- from various types of snowshoes to bindings to clothing. Expert snowshoer Dave Felkley offers techniques for all types of terrain and snow conditions, including flats, hills, mountains, powder, crust, and ice, plus instructions on conditioning and cross-training and information on snowshoe racing. Also included is information on navigation and route-finding; winter safety, with emphasis on the dangers of avalanches; camping; and gauging snow conditions.

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Primitive Wilderness Living and Survival Skills

By: John McPherson, Geri McPherson

A complete, intensive how-to on ALL of the SKILLS that one would need to not only survive, but to live comfortably in the wilderness for an extended period. The ten chapters were first written as complete how-to books in themselves before being compiled. THEY WORK! Subjects include: brain tanning - friction fire making - cordage (string & rope) making - making a bow & arrow - traps and other food gathering techniques - primitive cooking techniques - dressing out large game - baskets and other containers - primitive pottery - tools from stone - wood and bone - primitive, semi-permanent shelters that shields not only from elements but allows internal fires ... and more! There is no other work available anywhere at any price that compares with this book. There are more than 700 photographs to illustrate this massive work - they used photo's to illustrate because they were tired of seeing drawings by others that couldn't (and didn't) work.

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Winter Camping, 2d

By: Stephen Gorman

Completely revised and expanded, this AMC classic covers the essentials of staying warm and safe in the winter. Used in outdoor education classes from Maine to Minnesota, this guide is a must have for hikers, skiers, snowshoers, mountaineers, and snow boarders.

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Winter Trails Wisconsin : The Best Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails (Winter Trails Series)

By: Phil Van Valkenberg

This exciting series presents the best cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails for all skill levels in the United States. Each state-specific guide includes detailed descriptions of 40 to 50 trails, with information on length, difficulty, trail maps, and directions, as well as the best places to go apres-ski. Trails frequented by snowmobilers, snowboarders, and telemark skiers are indicated should one care to avoid them.

Traveling along National Park service roads, rambling down hiking paths, striding through open fields, and visiting ski-touring facilities, we've collected the best trails for everyone from weekend recreationalists to families to passionate enthusiasts and accomplished sportspersons.

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Snowshoeing

By: Steven A. Griffin

The design and material of snowshoes have evolved significantly over time, but their use as a form of winter transportation and recreation has remained constant for the last five thousand years. "Snowshoeing" offers an entertaining explanation of the history and principles of modern snowshoeing and the physics of walking on the snow. 50 photos.

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The Snowshoe Handbook

By: Len McDougall

Breaking trail in powder burns roughly 1,000 calories per hour, or twice as much energy as either running or biking. For a snowshoer, counting calories means having plenty of high-carbohydrate snacks in the daypack.

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Avalanche Safety for Skiers, Climbers and Snowboarders

By: Tony Daffern

Essential reading for anyone venturing above the mountain snowline in either summer or winter. Emphasis is placed on prevention of avalanche accidents through observation, recognition of avalanche terrain and good routefinding, and is reinforced by case histories from Canada, the USA and Scotland.

The first edition of 1983 ran through six printings. This revised edition not only brings you up-to-date on the latest techniques and equipment, but also addresses the problem of stability evaluation for backcountry telemarkers, snowboarders and extreme skiers.

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The Complete Winter Sports Safety Manual : Staying Safe & Warm Snowshoeing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling & Camping

By: Bern Dreissman, Bern Kreissman

Every year, thousands of winter recreationists are hospitalized in the U.S. with broken legs, dislocated shoulders, lacerated knees, and spinal fractures, not to mention the victims of frostbite, hypothermia, and avalanches. Learn the Stay-Sage secrets of winter sports... Lightweight winter dress to keep you snug and warm Gear to ward off trouble Emergency equipment and field procedures in emergencies Food to keep you warm Staying on track and avoiding pitfalls

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Snowshoeing (Basic Essentials Series)

By: Phil Savignano

For a generation, the Basic Essentials(tm) series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials(tm) books tell you what you need to know. Using Basic Essentials Snowshoeing you can discover how to pick the right pair of snowshoes, maneuver easily and effectively, get up after falling down, climb and descend trails, dress in layers and pack for cold-weather picnics and snowshoe with kids. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 64 pages, diagrams, b&w photos)

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