The dynamic duo has done it again! Following up on the incredible success of their two previous bestsellers, Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book and Really Cool Telemark Tips, these two National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructors and hardcore backcountry fanatics once again combine their years of experience into a hilarious and vastly informative book on the art of backpacking. Fans know how Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland play off each other to provide a one-two punch that makes readers laugh and learn at the same time. Beginning backpackers will cherish the advice, and experts who think they know it all are guaranteed to pick up a few tricks from this book -- while the entertainment value alone is worth the price. From day-hiking to extended expeditions, this book covers the whole spectrum of backpacking adventrue and is certain to become a classic of the genre.Allen O'Bannon is a senior NOLS instructor who writes books to support his ski habit. Mike Clelland! is a NOLS instructor and illustrator who studied Mad magazine rather than go to art school. When not teaching NOLS classes, they live in Idaho, in the shadow of the Tetons.