How-to Books

The Hillwalker’s Guide to Mountaineering

The Hillwalker's Guide to Mountaineering

The Hillwalker’s Guide to Mountaineering by Terry Adby and Stuart Johnston features the techniques, gear and approaches that the active and ambitious hillwalker needs to be equipped with to competently tackle Britain’s classic mountaineering challenges. Covers the use of the rope to abseil, belay and protect ascents and descents, placement of protection, gear selection, navigation, survival, scrambling and first aid ...

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Zinn & Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance Guidebook

Zinn & Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance Guidebook

Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance is the world’s best-selling book on mountain bike maintenance and repair. This smartly organised and clearly illustrated guide can make a bike mechanic out of anyone. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and practical time-saving tips. With this ...

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Zinn & Art of Road Bike Maintenance Guidebook

Zinn & Art of Road Bike Maintenance Guidebook

Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is the world’s best-selling book on mountain bike maintenance and repair. This smartly organised and clearly illustrated guide can make a bike mechanic out of anyone. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and practical time-saving tips. With this ...

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100 Family Adventures

100 Family Adventures

Activities are grouped into themes: Woodland, Water, Close to Home, Hills and Mountains, Exploring, By the Sea, Extreme Weather. Within each section is a range in difficulty, from making a rope swing to scrambling up a stream, from spending a day without electricity to going on a charity bike ride, from exploring a rockpool to camping on an uninhabited island. ...

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50 Evening Adventures

50 Evening Adventures

The book is divided into two main sections with ideas for places to GO, and things to DO. A shorter final section offers ten healthy and filling dinner recipes that can be made or cooked outdoors. The enthusiastic, down-to-earth voices of former teachers Tim and Kerry Meek combine with remarks, advice and jokes from daughters Amy and Ella ‘the adventure ...

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Getting to grips with GPS

Getting to grips with GPS

GPS and digital mapping is the new map and compass and Getting to Grips with GPS will set you on your way to mastering this new technology. Expert tips and learning exercises will help consolidate your learning as you increase your understanding. Using step-by-step screen shots as a reference tool you will find quick solutions to: Setting up your GPS; ...

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GPS for walkers by Clive Thomas

GPS for walkers by Clive Thomas

This easy-to-use guide, written by experienced mountain leader and navigation trainer Clive Thomas, uses non-technical language to introduce you to choosing and using a GPS receiver to enhance leisure walking and make it safer. It includes everything you need to know, with expert tips, reliable advice, valuable information and practical guidance. < p>Using the basic entry-level Garmin eTrex GPS device, ...

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Map and compass

Map and compass

The art of navigation from first stages to GPS use. This book is written for everyone from the complete novice to the experienced hillwalker needing technical clarification. Explanations on the different type of tools available to help in finding your way. Fully illustrated with the author’s own photographs and OS and other mapping. Appendices outlining further practice techniques and useful ...

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Map reading skills

Map reading skills

A companion title to the best-selling Crimson Publishing Pathfinder and Short Walks series, providing a practical and easy-to-use introduction to basic map reading and navigation skills for walkers. Written by Terry Marsh, a highly experienced fell walker and outdoors writer, this guide is fully illustrated with maps, diagrams and photographs and includes navigation by compass. Buy the Map reading skills ...

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Navigation for Walkers

Navigation for Walkers

Navigation for Walkers by Julian Tippett is an easy to follow instruction book on how to fully understand and use maps, and the freedom this gives to navigate and complete any walk in the British countryside. Profusely illustrated in colour with 50 linked pairs of landscape photographs together with their exact map extract alongside. If you are at all apprehensive ...

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