Army Navy Gear's Complete Guide To Backpacking is a great reference guide for novice to experienced backpackers. This book details how to pick camp sites, what to pack, how to pack, navigation, cooking, and emergency situations. An excellent addition to any outdoor reference library.
Backpacker Magazine’sThe Complete Guide to Backpacking combines and distills the most useful and relevant skills necessary for backpacking in one easy to use guide, from the most respected authority on backpacking— Backpacker magazine. From detailed descriptions of what to pack and how to pack it, to navigation and campsite cooking, to managing outdoor hazards and more, The Complete Guide to Backpacking is the definitive resource for Backpacking-related know-how.