Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
|New from||Used from|
David Miller's Top Five Items You Might Not Think to Pack for a Long-Distance Trek (But Will Wish You Did)
Scissors: Scissors are better than a knife for common tasks like opening food packaging, cutting moleskin, or trimming your mustache. I carry the Leatherman Micra, which has a very functional pair of scissors and a knife blade.
Suntan Lotion: The AT is known for rain, cold and for long walks through the "green tunnel." Yet every year, especially before the trees regain their leaves, hikers will get sunburned.
Chafing powder: Hikers disagree about whether hiking uphill or downhill is more demanding, but they all agree that hiking with chaffed, burning skin is less tolerable than the ups and downs. Body Glide is another popular treatment.
Trash Bag: Pack it in; pack it out... and remember to have something to pack it out in. A gallon-sized zippered bag usually suffices.
Belt pouch: Backpack manufacturers have caught on, and many now offer packs with accessible pouches sewn onto the straps on their packs. If your pack doesn’t have belt pouches, buy add-ons. Keep your camera in your belt pouch, and you’ll take many more pictures than you would if your camera was in your pack. Also keep your spoon at the ready; you never know when your hiking partner might leave his food unattended.
Photos from the Appalachian Trail
Click to see larger images
Miller is a wonderful writer who...puts such thoughts on paper about as well as anyone. -- Robert Hughes, Florida Today Newspaper, July 10, 2006 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Well written with great descriptions of the hardships and the fun of this author's adventures on his six month trek along the Appalacian trail! Read morePublished 42 minutes ago by George Sapsford
It was such an honest view of what it must be like to hike the AT. I loved the writing and honestly, it is one of the best books I've read latelyPublished 20 hours ago by Robert Holland
I loved it. It inspired me that anybody can do what they feel passion for. I like how it was written too. It really pulls you into the trail. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Trish Nelson
My friend, Bob Accola died on the AT in July 2013. I had read his journals And the similarities between Dave Millers book and some of Bobs observations were so similar. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Thomas K.
This look at the AT puts a realistic view on the adventures of the hike. I enjoy books about the trail and hope to hike some of it soon.Published 4 days ago by tamara L. burger
Great first book to read about the trail. Highly recommend to those who hope to hike trail and to those who stay home and support them.Published 6 days ago by P. Danner
Answered a lot of questions I have about hiking the AT. I think of it often and feel the call. This book spurs it on.Published 7 days ago by tim poe
An engaging account of a "regular" (educated, employed, stable family life) guy's experience on the trail.Published 8 days ago by David Hardy
As I followed my son's successful thru hike, I read along with AWOL and could learn a great deal about the experience my son was having - its joys and challenges. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Cody