Whether you're a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior, or a seasoned long-distance trekker, this guide is a must for any backpacking, hiking, or camping trip. Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka--accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer--shares his knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Skurka recounts what he's learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance hikes, including the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails, and the 4,700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition.
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 374 g
Dimensions: 133 x 213 x 13 mm
"Breath of fresh air" "I learned most of this backpacker voodoo the hard way, wasting hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on the wrong gear for the conditions I had to hike in. Instead, Andrew distills the knowledge you need in a very readable book that is chock full of war stories, gear recommendations, and sample gear lists." - sectionhiker.com
"So does Skurka pass the Comparative Standard test? Yes, and with flying colors...The book is well laid out, presents a ton of solid and useful information, is easy to read and understand." -Popular Backpacker