The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Tools & Techniques to Hit the Trail (Paperback)

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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 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.

Praise For…


"[Andrew] Skurka, Outside magazine's 2010 'Adventurer of the Year,' packs his comprehensive guide with practical information about the best clothing, footwear, trekking poles, backpacks, sleeping bags, knives, shelter systems, and cooking gear that will help you plan your next trip."
--Scouting Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781426209208
ISBN-10: 1426209207
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: February 21st, 2012
Pages: 223
Language: English