Backpacking and Hiking Safety Guides

Safety Tips and Strategies for Day Hikes or Overnight Trip Planning and Preparation, Hiking Tips, Shelter and Rest, Hiking Gear, Overnight Camping, Campsite Setup, and Outdoor Survival Skills.

A Pocket Guide to Hiking, Running & Backpacking

Whether running around town, heading out for your first hike, or trekking in the backcountry, this is the guide for you! Written by a female, with a focus on women. BUY NOW!

Hiking Safety Handbook

With more people discovering the excitement, beauty, and tranquility of the outdoors, hiking participation is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, so too, are hiking accidents. Knowing what to do in an emergency andeven more important—how to keep yourself out of trouble in the first place are crucial.

Seasoned hiker and expert safety instructor Art Hogling brings experience, knowledge, and the latest research on crucial safety topics, such as weather, fire, and altitude sickness; what to do if you’re lost; developing situational awareness; and more.

Swiss Safe Survival First Aid Kit Pocket-Sized Pouch, Lightweight & Compact with Dual Zippers

Great emergency kit for daily use or outdoor adventures like hiking and camping. Mini First Aid Kit fits perfectly in your hand, pocket, or travel bag. Sting Relief & Alcohol Pads, Multiple sizes of Bandages, Gauze, Gloves, Tweezers.

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Desert Hiking Tips: Expert Advice on Desert Hiking and Driving

An essential primer for hiking through desert terrain. Learn the character of desert backcountry and how to adventure well through prickly flora amidst often poisonous fauna. Stay hydrated even miles away from fresh water sources, find the right gear, and set up camp for what can be a magical night under the desert sky.

Timberland Men’s Anti-Fatigue Hiking Waterproof Leather Mt. Maddsen Boots

Timberland Women’s Norwood Waterproof Boots

Timberland Unisex-Child Mt. Maddsen Waterproof Mid Leather Hiking Boots

Backpacking Wisdom of 50 Years: Timeless Guidance from Hard Knocks in the Wild

It covers trip planning and preparation, hiking, campsite selection and setup, shelter and rest, fire and water, food and cooking, gear maintenance, survival skills, and more.

Includes special sections on winter camping, backpacking with children, bear safety, and packing for day hikes, plus appendices for conducting a nature treasure hunt for children, treating snake and tick bites, applying ACE bandages, and tying essential camping knots.

Hiking and Camping in Bear Country

Learn ways to set up camp so as to not attract bears, the safest options for storing food when car camping and backpacking, and how to protect yourself while fishing and hunting.

How to Survive a Freakin’ Bear Attack: And 127 Other Survival Hacks You’ll Hopefully Never Need

Surviving the Wild: Essential Bushcraft and First Aid Skills for Surviving the Great Outdoors

If your caving, camping, or hiking adventure goes haywire, how would you ensure your survival? Former Special Forces Operator and Instructor Joshua Enyart provides essential skills and a step-by-step wilderness survival strategy.

Woman in the Wild: The Every Woman’s Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Backcountry Travel

Few experiences rival a grand outdoor adventure. Hiking into the wilderness, camping under the stars, and exploring the backcountry offer new challenges that awaken a woman’s spirit and test her soul. 

Adventurer and guidebook author Susan Joy Paul provides instruction for women of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to intermediate hikers and experienced mountaineers. She shares details gleaned from two decades of training and real-world experience, bringing together everything a woman needs to know to be safe, independent, and self-reliant at camp and on the trail. This Woman’s Guide covers hiking, camping, and backcountry travel from the basics to advanced skills.

JanSport Hatchet Travel Backpack

Dual side water bottle pockets

How to Poop in the Woods: And Other Backpacking Essentials for Women

When it comes to backpacking, beginners have lots of great questions:

  • What’s an ideal pack weight?
  • Is down better than synthetics for a sleeping bag?
  • Should your footwear be waterproofed?
  • How big of a tent do you need?
  • And how do you poop in the woods?

How to Poop in the Woods is just as funny and entertaining as practical and accessible—a tremendously valuable resource and guide for novice backpackers.

The Essential Guide to Hiking with Dogs: Trail-Tested Tips and Expert Advice for Canine Adventures

A Hike in the Woods: Your comprehensive guide to day hiking gear, clothing, safety, and other essentials

Jeffrey Ryan has hiked thousands of miles on America’s trails and written several acclaimed books about his journeys. A complete guide to choosing gear and clothing for day hiking, including How to choose hiking boots, day packs, and performance clothing for staying dry and comfortable on the trail. Tips for navigating and what to do if you lose your way. Tips for hiking safely. Creating a first aid kit for day hikes. Suggested trail snacks. Resources for finding hiking trails near you.

Lightweight Travel Day Pack

Simple backpack for daily use or trips. Reflective strip design increases night security. Two side pockets to hold water bottles.

Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped Hiking Boots

Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus Suede Waterproof Hiking Boots

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

From gear selection to belay and repel techniques, from glacier travel to rope work, to safety, safety, and more safety―there is no more comprehensive and thoroughly vetted training manual for climbing than the standard set by Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition.

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Camping & Outdoor Survival Guide: 101 Tips, Tricks & Uses

Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool, SwissChamp Pocket Knife

Compact, agile and ready to face any adventure head-on.

Yellowstone Trail and Backcountry Field Guide

A comprehensive listing of all of the 300+ trails within Yellowstone National Park. Discussions include trail, camp, and bear safety; Yellowstone weather (including an entire chapter on winter hiking and skiing); information on selecting hiking clothing and equipment suitable for Yellowstone’s unique climate; boating, fishing, and hunting regulations; backcountry use regulations; camping permits; hiking etiquette; and much, much more.

Each trail includes a detailed analysis regarding difficulty, hiking conditions, distances, campsite features, elevation details, and a list of notable points of reference that can be found along the trail (over 2,100 in total), each with its GPS coordinates. The book also includes very detailed appendices with information on over 150 park lakes, 265 streams and rivers, 255 waterfalls, a comprehensive list of the park’s 101 thermal fields, details on 145 of the highest mountain peaks, and so much more.

Hiking Backpack with Rain Cover

The Complete Practical Guide to Camping, Hiking & Wilderness Skills

A hands-on manual covering the knowledge and skills needed to travel and survive outdoors – whether a day’s hike or a trek through the jungle, learn how to navigate, light fires, and set up camp.

The Scouting Guide to Hiking: An Officially-Licensed Book of the Boy Scouts of America

In The Ultimate Guide to Hiking, readers interested in the outdoors are provided with time-tested advice on hiking and backpacking in the wilderness. Some practical tips include:

  • How to choose the best gear
  • How to set up a campsite
  • How to interact safely with wildlife
  • How to properly read a map
  • How to forecast the weather
  • Learning practical navigation skills
  • And so much more!

SKYSPER Hiking Backpack

Mini First Aid Kit

Packed with 110 Pieces of Useful and Valuable Hospital-Grade First Aid Supplies, including Emergency Foil Blanket, Scissors for Outdoor Adventures, Backpacking, Hiking, Home, Office, Vehicle, Camping, Workplace.

Outdoor School: Hiking and Camping: The Definitive Interactive Nature Guide

National Geographic Road Atlas 2024: Adventure Edition [United States, Canada, Mexico]

Top 100 destinations for adventure, plus the top 24 most visited National Parks. Major cities and metropolitan areas are shown in detail with inset maps that include popular attractions, infrastructure, and points of interest.

JanSport Cool Backpack

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map

National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of the park combines unparalleled detail and valuable information for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore all the area has to offer, with particular attention to backcountry campsites, shelters, and stream crossings. A detailed profile of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, which snakes along the ridge of the Great Smoky Mountains, provides a handy tool for hikers. The map features many key points of interest as well, including Cades Cove, Fontana Lake, Maryville, and Gatlinburg.

With over 800 miles of mapped trails, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park map can guide you off the beaten path and back again. The marked trails include mileage between intersections. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes, and lakes. Some recreation features include visitor centers, campgrounds, trail shelters, trailheads, boat ramps, scenic overlooks, interpretive trails, and quiet walkways.

The Pocket First-Aid Field Guide: Treatment and Prevention of Outdoor Emergencies

Perfect for pocket, backpack, or cabin, advice from a doctor who loves the outdoors on CPR, choking, shock, gunshot wounds, suturing, sprains and broken ones, allergic reactions, snake bit, and much more.

The Hiking Handbook for Beginners: The 10-Step Guide to Hiking

Perhaps you are a passionate walker already, but you have not yet embraced the challenge of undertaking a hike. Or maybe you are nervous about going on your first hike, and you want to ensure you have all the information, guidance, and support possible before you do.

This book will teach you how to navigate with confidence and ensure you have all the right items with you on your hike. BUY NOW!

JanSport Hatchet Travel Backpack

Dual side water bottle pockets

America’s Best Day Hikes: Spectacular Single-Day Hikes Across the States

Beautifully illustrated, this best-of compendium features the most memorable one-day hikes in every region of the United States from Sierra Buttes Lookout in Tahoe National Forest to Grinnell Glacier Trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park to Giant Mountain in Adirondack Park and beyond.

Organized by region, this guide goes into detail about what makes each hike so remarkable and why it might be worth a detour or even a special journey for someone looking to broaden their horizons. All of the hikes are doable during daylight hours and none require camping.

America’s Best Day Hikes comes with all the information anyone would need to experience these unique locations, including details about the hike itself―difficulty, duration, seasonal hazards, and more―as well as traveling, planning, and packing suggestions. All this paired with Derek Dellinger’s stunning photography makes this incredible volume a must-have for any lover of the outdoors.

Venture Pal Ultralight Backpack

Family Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

Are you looking for a fun family activity your kids will remember for years? What could be better than escaping the city and getting into nature to clear your mind and have experiences that make you feel alive? BUY NOW: The Ultimate Guide to Creating the Most Memorable Family Experience in the Great Outdoors

6 Pack Family 2-Way Radio Walkie Talkies with Earpiece and Mic

The portable PTT walkie-talkies are perfect for women or men outdoor adventures, such as camping, hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, skiing and so on.

Coleman 4-Person Camping Tent

100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

This robust guide provides an overview of the park, detailed travel advice, fascinating facts, insider knowledge about wildlife, and expert tips for hiking, biking, camping, and exploring.

Plus, explore the natural beauty tucked away in cities like New York’s Central Park and Boston Commons, and find bonus parks with day-trip suggestions to nearby neighbors. Top 10 lists throughout highlight best-of destinations for river trips, monuments, panoramic views, beaches, and more. 

Aquafina Water, 16.9 fl. oz. (Pack of 24)

Pure Life Purified Water, 16.9 fl. oz. (pack of 24)

4 Long Range Walkie Talkies

These portable walkie-talkies are perfect for outdoor adventures, such as camping, hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, skiing and so on.

Guides to Hiking New York and New Jersey

Wine Country Hiking and Wine Tasting Adventures

Inspiring Travel Getaway Destinations

Guides to Cycling and Hiking in California

Guides to Planning Your Camping and Hiking Trip Adventure

Camping, Hiking, and Mountain Biking in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Practical Guides to Hiking in Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina

Backpacking and Hiking Safety Guides