Cover image for NOLS soft paths : enjoying the wilderness without harming it
NOLS soft paths : enjoying the wilderness without harming it
Hampton, Bruce.
Personal Author:
4th ed.
Publication Information:
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [2011]

Physical Description:
xiii, 210 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"NOLS Soft Paths is the go-to resource for Leave No Trace skills and ethics. This new edition includes expanded information on camping practices and new research and field experience that prescribes better minimum-impact techniques. Instilling a respect for wildlands, it will set you on the path to protecting our limited resources and future recreation opportunities."--P. [4] of cover.
The case for minimum impact -- Backcountry travel -- Selecting and using a campsite -- Fires and stoves -- Sanitation and waste disposal -- Special environments. Deserts -- Rivers and lakes -- Coasts -- Alpine and arctic tundra -- Snow and ice -- Bear country -- Horsepacking.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
GV191.4 .H36 2011 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Leave No Trace, minimum impact skills and ethics
New research and field experience prescribe better minimum-impact techniques for wilderness use
Expanded information on camping practices
How far you should camp from water, where to pitch your tent, how to build a fire or if you should build one in the first place
Respecting and caring for wildlands, doing your part to protect our limited resources and future recreation opportunities
Trampling, litter, waste disposal, fire use, wildlife health, and protecting cultural resources

Author Notes

David N. Cole is a research geographer with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula, Montana. His research specialties include recreation ecology and leisure experiences in parks and wilderness. He is widely published on these topics and is the coauthor of Wildland Recreation: Ecology and Management (978-0-471-19461-3). Rich Brame has taught NOLS conservation practices in the wilderness on five continents. He also headed up NOLS' early Leave No Trace curriculum development, partnerships, and educational strategy. He lives in Lander, Wyoming, and works as NOLS' alumni relations director.