Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Backpackin’ Book


Backpacking bootcamp

Spot-on cartoons make this crash course in backpacking incredibly effective. No matter how much you think you know about trail living, you probably can’t teach it as well as these guys do. The humor is geeky, the advice is excellent, the presentation unforgettable. It is simply the best introduction to the art of living off your back. This is the book you want to hand to the friend, sibling, significant other who has never been backpacking, but is ready to try. If it doesn’t click with them, they probably shouldn’t be on the trail with you.

-- KK [Recommended by Ari Bader-Natal] 04/11/05