How to begin your Backpack adventure. - - Easy steps to your first backpack trip. - - Ever dream of living outdoors, your home on your back and enjoying the backcountry? Now is the time to do it! Today's clothing and gear is lighter and more efficient and planning resources are the best ever. There are wonderful trails and great adventures within reach of where you live. - - Today a safe, enjoyable overnight trek in the backcountry is possible for most anyone of any age. It will require dressing properly, having the right equipment and planning within your capabilities. That's what this book is for, so you can start out on the right foot whether just beginning or starting over.