Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide : Guide Book

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National Geographic's Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide demonstrates how and why lightweight backpacking is safer, more comfortable, less expensive and more fun than conventional and heavy backpacking. Author and long distance hiker Andrew Skurka has defined the light and fast style of backcountry travel and recommends a variety of lightweight gear in the book, including an assortment of packs, shelters, stoves, clothing and more.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 18mm | 340.19g
  • National Geographic Society
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • English
  • 50 Colour Photographs
  • 1426209207
  • 9781426209208
  • 113,113

About Andrew Skurka

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.show more

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-[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 "[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 "[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"" "[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"show more

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