The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail

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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...

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Overview

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435145528
  • Publisher: National Geographic
  • Publication date: 3/6/2013
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 183,854
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted March 3, 2014

    This book is simply Amazing! Beginner and advanced backpackers c

    This book is simply Amazing! Beginner and advanced backpackers can all learn something from this book. Rain or shine, knowing what to take and when to take it makes all the difference in the world. Learn to be prepared for each and every trip no matter how long or short. It’s not just about having a good time, but also living to tell about it. Enjoy life and every trail just one step at a time.

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