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Heliconia Launches Winter Backpacking Book

Now more than ever, consumers are looking for economical ways to recreate outdoors, and this book teaches new and experienced winter backpackers how to have safest, warmest and most enjoyable winter backpacking trip.

Beachburg, Ontario, (November 9, 2009) The Heliconia Press, a leading publisher of books and DVDs on outdoor pursuits, is thrilled to announce the release of its latest book, Winter Backpacking: A Guide to Warm and Safe Winter Camping and Day Trips. Published in large format with eye catching design and stunning photography, the book follows Heliconia’s proven and successful model of making instructional books as visually appealing as they are informative.

Written by outdoor instructor, guide and adventurer, Ben Shillington, the book helps newcomers to the activity make their first experience as warm and enjoyable as possible. It also provides practiced winter backpackers with valuable tips and tricks that will make their excursions more comfortable. “Ben’s not only an expert on how to survive in winter conditions, but how to enjoy and thrive in them,” says Expedition Leader and TV Producer, Ben Webster.

The book comes at an opportune time as the 45 million Americans who enjoyed camping last year, and the 30 million Americans who went backpacking last year, will be looking for affordable winter activities. “Now more than ever, consumers are looking for economical ways to recreate outdoors,” explains Brendan Mark, Sales and Marketing Director for The Heliconia Press. “Winter Backpacking is free, and it’s a great way for people and families to get outside and active during the winter months.”

Winter Backpacking is available through Outdoor Stores and book stores around North America, or directly from The Heliconia Press at

About The Heliconia Press
Since World Champion Kayaker Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, The Heliconia Press has been producing best-selling and award-winning instructional books and videos about kayaking and other outdoor pursuits. The Kayak Fishing Show represents Heliconia’s first foray into the world of TV production. For more information about all of Heliconia’s products, please visit