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The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide by Andrew Skurka is already a classic backpacking book comparable to Colin Fletcher's Complete Walker or Ray Jardine's Trail Life. Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka shares his hard-earned knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Described by National Geographic as "one of the best traveled and fastest hikers on the planet," and named "Adventurer of the Year" by Outside and "Person of the Year" by Backpacker, Skurka recounts what he's learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance adventures, most recently a 4,700-mile 6-month loop around Alaska and Canada's Yukon. Whether you're a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior or a seasoned long-distance trekker, you'll love this guide. Learn exactly what you need to carry-both on your back and between your ears-for all seasons and circumstances through a show-and-tell of clothing, footwear, backpacks, shelter and sleep systems, and more, as well as through detailed articles on foot care, campsite selection and hiking efficiency. Skurka's practical and priceless recommendations give you all the tools and techniques you'll need to hit the trail.Great for beginners and experienced backpackers.Learn to reduce weight and hike smarter.About the Author - A graduate of Duke University, Andrew Skurka is a sponsored long-distance backpacker, paid speaker, and writer. He has hiked 25,000-plus miles since 2002, most recently on a 4,700-mile loop around Alaska and the Yukon. Named "Adventurer of the Year" by National Geographic Adventure (describing him as "a Gen Y version of Thoreau") and "Person of the Year" by Backpacker Magazine, he was also featured in Outside and Men's Journal. Skurka has appeared in numerous newspapers and television broadcasts..Author - Andrew Skurka.Binding - Paper.Pages - 224.Publisher - National Geographic.Year - 2012.ISBN - 9781426209208.
Although the suggested products will become outdated, I respect Skurka's experience and enjoy his reasoning behind his choices. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amy S.
Very informative. If you are planning a backpacking trip don't pass this wealth of info upPublished 2 days ago by Lyn
great book to cover the basics and also more advanced tips. nicely organized and friendly enough not to be intimidating while informative enough to benefit those with experience.Published 2 days ago by alicia w.
this book is great because it explains the theory and then links the theory to skurka's specific product preferences and recommendations. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Damion K.L. Stodola
Awesome book for anyone wanting to learn more about the proper gear and preparation for backpacking. Highly recommended!!Published 1 month ago by Bradley E Austin
A surprising amount of information for a small book, and all of it is useful. There are comparison tables for different products which make the pros and cons easy to see. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Harrison
in the past few years I have really gotten into hiking. I have always enjoyed going on nice long walks it's just now i'm getting into backpacking. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan Duffy