The L. L. Bean Guide to the Outdoors, by Bill Riviere with the staff of L. L. Bean. New York: Random House. 448 pp. $15.50.

The main focus is equipment: how to choose the right sleeping bag; what advantage a round dome tent offers; why you shouldn't buy an axe with a painted handle; when fishnet longjohns are better than cotton ones; which snowshoes maneuver best in scrubby areas. The book also includes a chapter on predicting weather, as well as sound tips on safety and equipment upkeep.

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...