The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide

The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide Author Andrew Skurka
ISBN-10 9781426209895
Year 2012-02-21
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide 2nd Edition

The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide  2nd Edition Author Andrew Skurka
ISBN-10 9781426217968
Year 2017-04-20
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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.

The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide 2nd Edition

The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide  2nd Edition Author Andrew Skurka
ISBN-10 9781426217845
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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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. A show-and-tell guide to clothing, footwear, backpacks, shelter and sleep systems, camp stoves, and more, as well as tips on foot care, campsite selection, and hiking efficiency, this single book contains all the knowledge you'll need to hit the trail. This second edition features 16 new pages (including food on the trail and other essentials), and updates all gear recommendations.

Trail Tested

Trail Tested Author Justin Lichter
ISBN-10 9780762794171
Year 2013-05-21
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Hundreds of valuable tips and advice based on Justin Lichter's more than 35,000 miles of hiking across the country and beyond. Whether you're a new hiker looking for expert advice, an experienced hiker looking to hone your skills, or a thru-hiker gearing up for a 6-month trip, this book is packed with priceless information to make your trip a successful and comfortable one.

The Backpacker s Handbook 4th Edition

The Backpacker s Handbook  4th Edition Author Chris Townsend
ISBN-10 9780071759595
Year 2011-10-14
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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What you need to know before you hit the trails Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Reviews from previous editions "The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere." --Backpack (UK) "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense." --Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book." —Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading." —Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

Ultralight Backpackin Tips

Ultralight Backpackin  Tips Author Mike Clelland
ISBN-10 9780762768875
Year 2011-05-03
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Walking into the wilderness with a pack on your back is an empowering experience—all the more so when that pack on your back isn’t weighing you down. That’s where this book comes in. Outdoors expert and celebrated illustrator Mike Clelland offers advanced techniques on how to pack light without sacrificing the essentials or your safety yet staying well fed and comfortable. Written in the tradition of the successful Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Telemark Tips, with 153 trail-tested tips full of solid advice, as well as more than 100 humorous and helpful illustrations, Ultralight Backpackin' Tips is the ultimate guide for backpackers serious about traveling ultralight. Just a few of the top ten tips expounded upon in the book: * Use a scale. * Comfortable and safe are vital! * Make your own stuff, and making it out of trash is always the best! * It’s okay to be nerdy. * Try something new each and every time you go camping. * Know the difference between wants and needs.

Running the Long Path

Running the Long Path Author Kenneth A. Posner
ISBN-10 9781438462905
Year 2016-09-30
Pages 198
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press
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An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany. Have you ever considered running 350 miles in nine days? Kenneth A. Posner did just that when he completed a record-setting run along New York’s Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that stretches from New York City to Albany. Running the Long Path’s page-turning narrative combines the thrill and challenges of Posner’s extreme endurance feat with the stunning natural beauty and deep historical significance of New York’s Hudson Valley. A one-time casual runner, Posner shares his excitement of developing into a trail-runner and eventually an ultrarunner, as well as the pursuit of a “fastest known time”—a new dimension of extreme trail running, where some of the sport’s fastest and most experienced athletes vie to set new speed records for important trails. Hikers, walkers, and runners will appreciate his detailed descriptions of planning, pacing, gear selection, nutrition, hydration, and navigation, which will help them prepare for their own adventures on the trails. Interspersed with the running adventure, Posner relates the interesting stories of the Long Path and the places it passes through, which include some of New York’s most important parks and preserves and the distinctive mountains and forests they protect. Throughout the book, he channels the voices of famous New Yorkers associated with the Long Path—Walt Whitman, John Burroughs, Theodore Roosevelt, and Raymond Torrey—who express their appreciation of the natural beauty of the region. Running the Long Path is the story of what ordinary people can accomplish with a little determination and a lot of grit. Whether you walk or run, you will find inspiration in Posner’s tale. “Ken Posner not only takes us along as he achieves a great yet agonizingly difficult athletic accomplishment, but at the same time he displays brilliantly the beauty and history of the Hudson Valley, as well as the value of the strenuous life.” — Philip McCarthy, American 48-hour running record-setter (257 miles) “On his solitary run, Ken takes us into the woods to meet the remarkable characters who shaped the history of the landscape. While setting a Long Path record, he nonetheless pauses to appreciate and settle us into its subtle natural wonders and profound majesty. Ken gives us a magical private tour to reveal the soul of the Catskills.” — Joan Burroughs, President, John Burroughs Association “Here it is!—The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Insanity. Why would Ken Posner, an otherwise successful financial analyst, run 350 miles from New York City to Albany over some of the roughest trails in the Hudson Valley, sleep in the wild with bears, snakes, and poison ivy, just to do it and maybe do it faster than anyone else has? Read why in this journey of natural wonders, personal discovery, and the compelling curiosity of the running temperament. P.S. He lives to tell the tale!” — Kathrine Switzer, author of Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports and winner of the New York City Marathon “It’s hard to imagine an outdoor adventure that starts at the George Washington Bridge. But Ken’s 350-mile thru-run was exactly that, without the assistance of course markings, aid stations, a dedicated support crew, or even sometimes a navigable trail. This is an entertaining and informative read.” — Andrew Skurka, author of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail “Decades of conservation work have produced a remarkable long distance trail that links together some of New York’s wildest and most beautiful places. Whether you are an ‘ultrathoner’ or an armchair hiker (I have been both), you will find this book a captivating and lyrical journey.” — Robert Anderberg, Vice President and General Counsel, Open Space Institute “When you pursue your dreams, you may discover you have deep wells of strength that you never knew. And you may find yourself inspiring others to chase their dreams, too.” — Lisa Smith-Batchen, coach and motivational speaker “Ken Posner inspires the already inspired. We are both advocates of the fastest known time (FKT). Ken Posner’s FKT over the entire 350-mile Long Path highlights the importance of this historic and significant trail. His record accomplishment, despite extreme challenges, highlights the fact that Ken Posner is truly one of the most versatile, talented, and toughest distance runners of our generation!” — Frank Giannino, two-time Transcontinental Runner and Guinness World Records holder “Some of us seek out unique challenges. We’re looking not only to test our limits, but to forge connections with the earth and honor those who came before us. Ken follows in these footsteps, sharing his fast-paced and meaningful story in Running the Long Path.” — Marshall Ulrich, author of Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner’s Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America

Backpacker The Complete Guide to Backpacking

Backpacker The Complete Guide to Backpacking Author Backpacker Magazine
ISBN-10 9781493025985
Year 2016-10-30
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Backpacker Magazine’sThe Complete Guide to Backpacking combines and distills the most useful and relevant skills necessary for backpacking in one easy to use guide, from the most respected authority on backpacking— Backpacker magazine. From detailed descriptions of what to pack and how to pack it, to navigation and campsite cooking, to managing outdoor hazards and more, The Complete Guide to Backpacking is the definitive resource for Backpacking-related know-how.

Long Distance Hiking

Long Distance Hiking Author Dan Feldman
ISBN-10 9780811712279
Year 2013
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Stackpole Books
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• The how-to book for long-distance hikers who want to finish • Tips to help aspiring long-distance hikers succeed, from determining nutrition of trail foods to dealing with the elements and medical challenges • The first book to catalog the on-trail skills essential to long-distance hiking—setting up camp, dealing with blisters and chafing, avoiding repetitive stress injury • Instructive feedback from thru-hikers on the AT and PCT on gear, food, and more

Backpacker Long Trails

Backpacker Long Trails Author Backpacker Magazine
ISBN-10 9781493028733
Year 2017-04-15
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Including trail-proven advice from one of North America’s leading authorities on long-distance hiking, Liz “Snorkel” Thomas—the women’s speed record holder for the Appalachian Trail—, Backpacker’s Long Trails walks you through everything you need to know to conduct an efficient, fun, and safe thru-hike. Whether you’re planning to attempt the Pacific Crest Trail, or just your first multi-day long weekend hike, this book will help you plan and prepare for the trip more effectively.

Backpacking 101

Backpacking 101 Author Heather Balogh Rochfort
ISBN-10 9781440595882
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From the creator of the Just a Colorado Gal blog comes a guide to help you plan for a fun backpacking experience. It’s time to take a hike! In Backpacking 101, outdoor expert Heather Balogh Rochfort goes step-by-step through the preparation process of hiking—from selecting the right gear to choosing the perfect destination. She also provides useful information for out on the trail, including how to -Properly read a topographic map -Set up an environmentally friendly campsite -Safely interact with wildlife -Handle being lost in the woods With Backpacking 101 in your bag, you can be prepared for whatever comes your way during your trek—no matter what skill level you are. It’s the perfect resource for anyone ready for an outdoor adventure!

Lightweight Backpacking and Camping

Lightweight Backpacking and Camping Author Ryan Jordan
ISBN-10 9781105116643
Year 2013-03-13
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
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LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING AND CAMPING offers insight into gear selection and techniques that can be used to reduce pack weight and decrease the margin of risk that occurs by taking less weight in the backcountry. This book is an ideal primer for the lightweight backpacking student who desires to build a solid foundation of knowledge about equipment and skills.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking Author Jason Stevenson
ISBN-10 9781101222973
Year 2010-04-06
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A guide so thorough it will send you packing... Backpacking remains one of the most popular, and inexpensive, outdoor activities in America. The Complete Idiot's Guide (r) to Backpacking and Hiking helps anyone prepare and plan for a rewarding adventure. Covers planning, training, shopping and packing for the trip. -How to live on the trail -First aid and other safety tips -Practical time- and money-saving hints -What gear is necessary and what isn't -Special considerations when travelling with groups or pets

Pacific Crest Trail Data Book

Pacific Crest Trail Data Book Author Benedict Go
ISBN-10 9780899977461
Year 2013-07-22
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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The essential, cut-to-the-chase handbook to the Pacific Crest Trail, based on the comprehensive Wilderness Press guidebooks to the PCT, has been completely updated. Packed with trail-tested features, it's useful both on and off the trail, covering pre-trip planning for resupply stops, how to set daily on-the-trail mileage goals by knowing trail gradient and the locations of campsites, water sources, and facilities, and how to easily calculate distances between any two points on the trail, and how to planning both north-bound and south-bound hiking trips.

Backpacker Magazine s Complete Guide to Outdoor Gear Maintenance and Repair

Backpacker Magazine s Complete Guide to Outdoor Gear Maintenance and Repair Author Kristin Hostetter
ISBN-10 9780762787715
Year 2012-05-15
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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This book could save you hundreds of dollars on outdoor gear! Don't retire a jacket just because it's torn or buy a new tent because the zipper broke. Learn how to fix these problems—and dozens more—and save your money for a dream trip by following the step-by-step gear maintenance and repair instructions in this large trim, color handbook.