For a generation, the Basic Essentials series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether readers are planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, these books tell them what they need to know. In Basic Essentials Archery readers will learn the history of the sport, essentials of archery equipment and gear, safety, technique, equipment care and maintenance, target shooting, and competition. Other books in the Basic Essentials series include Animal Tracks, Backpacking, Camping, Canoe Paddling, Canoeing, Cooking in the Outdoors, Edible Wild Plants & Useful Herbs, Fly Fishing, GPS, Hypothermia, Knots for the Outdoors, Map & Compass, Climbing Ice, Minimizing Impact, Mountaineering, Rescue in the Backcountry, Photography in the Outdoors, Rafting, Sea Kayaking, Sit-on-Top Kayaking, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Solo Canoeing, Solo Hiking, Survival, Weather Forecasting, Whitewater Kayaking, Wilderness First Aid, and Women in the Outdoors.