Backpacking: One Step at a Time

Backpacking: One Step at a Time

Harvey Manning / May 31, 2020

Backpacking One Step at a Time Backpacking One Step At A Time

  • Title: Backpacking: One Step at a Time
  • Author: Harvey Manning
  • ISBN: 9780394729398
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Backpacking One Step At A Time

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    About "Harvey Manning"

      • Harvey Manning

        Harvey Manning was a noted author of hiking guides and climbing textbooks, and a tireless hiking advocate Manning lived on Cougar Mountain, within the city limits of Bellevue, Washington, calling his home the 200 meter hut His book Walking the Beach to Bellingham is an autobiography and manifesto fleshing out his journal of a hike along the shore of Puget Sound over a two year span.


    1. Manning's congenial tone and repetitive humor begins to grate sometime in the third chapter, but the information and advice he presents is helpful. The entire middle of the book is composed of gear reviews, which are out of date and done better elsewhere anyways, but the first and last few chapters are a solid discussion backpacking practices and considerations. The best thing about this book is Manning's attitude, which is no-nonsense and practical.

    2. This book is a great introduction to hiking and backpacking. It's only drawback (and not this edition's fault since it was published in the 1980s) is it's dated but still introduces and goes over the essentials very well. There's also a historical perspective of the early days of hiking/backpacking before so many commercial products were offered. Obviously this book is only for those interested in this topic. Multiple product descriptions can be tiresome yet the author infuses a great deal of hu [...]

    3. Although now dated, this is a still a wonderful book. True, the equipment is not what it is nowadays, but Manning certainly understands the essence of why backpacking and hiking is such a wonderful experience. Many authors miss what he so easily sees and expresses when it comes to spending time in the wilderness. He has a good sense of humor and continues to amaze me when I reread passages from the book.

    4. More details on every aspect of backpacking than most of us ever want to know, but a very useful book for the beginner. Detailed info on choosing gear, planning a hike, how and what to pack, interspersed with bits of hiking history and lore. The running gag on dried spinach convinced me to go out and hunt some down. Includes a chapter on taking the family. It's been a while since this was published but some things don't really change a lot.

    5. Really funny; the prose is just read-out-loud awesome. A lot of the particulars on gear, etc are out of date (I was reading the 1st edition, I can't speak to the accuracy of the 2nd edition, which is listed here) but the basics are still applicable.

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