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

The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail Author Andrew Skurka
ISBN-10 1426209207
ISBN-13 9781426209208
Year 2012-02-21
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher National Geographic
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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 byNational Geographicas one of the best traveled and fastest hikers on the planet and named Adventurer of the Year byOutsideand Person of the Year byBackpacker Skurka recounts what hes learned from more than 30 000 miles of long distance adventures most recently a 4 700 mile 6 month loop around Alaska and Canadas Yukon Whether youre a first time backpacker an occasional weekend warrior or a seasoned long distance trekker youll 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 Skurkas practical and priceless recommendations give you all the tools and techniques youll need to hit the trail