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Backpacking Essentials

RRP $16.99

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Backpacking Essentials: A Quick Start Guide to Backpacking Light for Beginners
Picture yourself going backpacking in the Great Smokey Mountains. Got it? What would that look like? Do you imagine yourself with a 100-pound pack on your back? Stooped over under the weight? Exhausted after less than a mile of hiking? That would be WRONG! Backpacking is intended to be fun. This book shows even beginners how to make that happen!

Backpacking Essentials is written to teach beginners how to enter the hiking experience in a way that is safe and fun. You'll have all you need packed neatly into a small backpack that doesn't rob you of the job of the journey. It isn't automatic. You need someone who understands and who is capable of teaching and coaching you along the way. That's whereBackpacking Essentials author Paul Greene enters the picture. He gives simple step-by-step tips to turn beginners into veteran backpackers.

In Backpacking Essentials, you will learn:

  • The essential things needed to pack light for your backpacking adventure
  • What to take along to deal with minor first aid or safety issues
  • The two types of navigation and the navigational aids to take along
  • How to select the clothing and boots for this expedition
  • What to take along for starting and fire and providing needed light
  • How to keep your skin clean and protect it against the elements
  • How to have plenty of water (remember, you are backpacking light!)
  • What lightweight and nutritious food to keep in your pack
  • How to choose and load your backpack
  • The benefits and best size of backpacking stick
Obviously, you are going to learn a lot. Don't be intimidated. The author makes everything very simple. He even gives some specific information for those hoping to backpack in the incredibly vast regions of Alaska, the beautiful Yosemite National Park in California, and the rich mountains and lakes of Montana. Clearly, this book is the voice of experience. By the time you finish reading, you will be well prepared for that first amazing exploit into the wilderness.

Act NOW! Scroll up and click the 'buy' button at the top of this page! That's when the fun starts. Immediately start readingBackpacking Essentials: A Quick Start Guide to Backpacking Light for Beginners today


An A-z Of Australian Bush Creatures

RRP $19.95

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The original, large format editions of Australian Bush Creatures have now been through 6 reprints with over 12,000 copies in print. This standard format paperback edition in bookshelf friendly format of 300 x 230 mm was the result of many book trade requests.

From Abalone to Zebra Finch, and the hundreds of creatures in between, this delightfully crafted book explores Australia's amazingly varied wildlife shown in its natural habitat.

Over 400 land, sea and air-born creatures are organised alphabetically using a mixture of common, scientific and aboriginal names. Each A-Z plate also explores Australia's varied landscapes, both natural and introduced. Every page is a journey of discovery for the reader, with many animals as difficult to instantly recognise here, as they are in the bush. To help locate and identify all the bush creatures depicted, informative plates follow the main A-Z sections and form a visual appendix that will have the reader cross referencing for years to come.

Australian Bush Creatures trade edition is thoroughly researched and revised, with every creature meticulously illustrated and placed in its usual habitat. It is , as the illustrator describes it, a window into the worlds second largest eco-system that will awake a curiosity and love for the extraordinary diversity of the Australian environment and its inhabitants.

An A-Z of Australian Bush Creatures is also a stunning showcase of the artistic skills, imagination and passion for Australian wildlife of Myke Mollard. This wonderful book is destined to become a classic of its kind and a treasured part of any child's library.

About the Author

Myke Mollard is a multi talented illustrator, author, mural artist and graphic designer. He has already established a successful career in design, advertising and marketing, and is now pursuing his passion for story telling, both visual and with words. In addition to his superb gifts as a painter and draftsman, Myke has also developed a full range of computer generated graphic skills and he combines all of these elements in his work. Myke takes his inspiration equally from a deep understanding of the Australian bush and its creatures , a thorough knowledge and affection for the tradition of Australian illustrators, and his love of CGI animation, comic book illustration and even graphic novels.



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