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    DescriptionFor anyone who enjoys stepping out on the trail, whether for short jaunts in a local park or a multiday backcountry trek, this fun, colourful book details everything you need to know about travelling backcountry light and fast. Adventure-athlete author, Andrew Skurka, keeps his pack down to 5 kg (without food and water), and regularly logs 30-plus miles per day. "The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide" is sprinkled with vignettes throughout, making for a personal, inspiring, educational tome that might very well be worth reading for the stories alone. The book covers everything from determining exactly what you need, to a show-and-tell of an assortment of lightweight clothing, footwear, trekking poles, backpacks, shelter systems, sleep systems, and more.


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    Title
    The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide
    Subtitle
    Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Skurka
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781426209208
    ISBN 10: 1426209207
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.8
    BIC subject category V2: WSZC
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24490
    BISAC V2.8: SPO050000, REF030000, SPO030000
    B&T Approval Code: C45505000, R09504000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO018000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 796.510284
    DC23: 796.510284
    LC classification: GV199.5 .S58 2012
    Thema V1.0: SZC
    Illustrations note
    50 Colour Photographs
    Publisher
    National Geographic Society
    Imprint name
    National Geographic Society
    Publication date
    02 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Hanover, PA
    Author Information
    Andrew Skurka is a sponsored long-distance backpacker, speaker, and writer. He has hiked 25,000 miles-plus 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.
    Review quote
    "[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"