A popular activity for outdoor enthusiasts and families, day hiking provides a simple way to de-stress, stay in shape, and connect with nature and fellow hikers. Day Hiking Essentials includes information on choosing gear, packing for the hike, navigating with a map and compass, and includes common sense tips for watching wildlife, staying energized, what to do if you are lost and hiking with kids. This guide also includes an overview of basic first aid, hiking etiquette and outdoor hazards. Portable and lightweight, this waterproof folding pocket guide is a valuable resource that belongs in every hiker’s day pack. It’s made in the USA by a family owned and operated publishing company.