Molly Absolon has written 10 titles for the Backpacker Magazine Outdoor Skills Series (Falcon). She is also the author of the Basic Illustrated Winter Camping and the forthcoming Basic Illustrated Alpine Ski Touring. Molly spent years working as an outdoor educator for the National Outdoor Leadership School and her experience teaching beginners technical skills translates on the page into easy-to-read and follow instructions. Molly is a packrafter who has found that her 5-pound boat has transformed the way she looks at a map and explores the backcountry. She lives in Victor, Idaho, with her husband and daughter.