Providing essential guidance for a myriad of circumstances and skill levels, this virtually indestructible series of pocket guides includes tips and tricks for exploring the outdoors as well as preparing for natural disasters. From studying wildlife and diverse environments to sound advice for hunting and boating enthusiasts, this collection is ideal for the everyday adventurer. Unlike bulky guidebooks, these waterproof, travel-size companions are perfect for navigating the wilderness, built to endure day hikes, fishing expeditions, and camping trips for years to come. Revealing the types of beaches common in the Pacific Northwestrocky or sandy shores, mudflats, and cobblestonethis guide lists the tidal zones of each beach as well as the plants and animals that inhabit the different beach ecosystems. Covering proper etiquette for responsible beachcombing, this survey also includes safety issues and regulations regarding the collection of different species.
"Pocket Naturalist Guides are to nature-loving backpackers what CliffsNotes are to teens trying to navigate Shakespeare: essential." --"Backpacker Magazine"