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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.
There was some useful information in the book. Skurka is definitely an expert in this field. The book is probably most useful for people who are really looking to go light and for... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Joe Cook
Truly excellent resource! Author Andrew Skurka has packed this book with information in a very reader-friendly format. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrea L. Ayers
The title refers to the "Ultimate Hiker's" Gear Guide, with ultimate hiker defined as someone who loves hiking more than camping, and generally wants to cover as much... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. N. Stauffer
Maybe not the right book for my hiking style, but the thought processes presented will certainly inform my gear choice for the kind of hiking I do.Published 1 month ago by Greg
Although the suggested products will become outdated, I respect Skurka's experience and enjoy his reasoning behind his choices. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amy S.
Very informative. If you are planning a backpacking trip don't pass this wealth of info upPublished 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Damion K.L. Stodola