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 Second Edition

The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide  Second Edition Author Andrew Skurka
ISBN-10 9781426217968
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. 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 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.

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)

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.

Lighten Up

Lighten Up Author Don Ladigin
ISBN-10 076275592X
Year 2005-05-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Short, to-the-point, and humorously illustrated by famed outdoor illustrator Mike Clelland, this book presents everything hikers and backpackers need to be safe, comfortable, and well fed while carrying a very small and lightweight pack.

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

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.

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 9781440595899
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 George Cole
ISBN-10 0974818828
Year 2005
Pages 434
Language en
Publisher
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The notion that you need to carry 40 or 50 pounds of gear into the backcountry to be comfortable and safe is absolutely ridiculous. So say the backcountry experts at Backpacking Light magazine in a new book that redefines modern day backpacking as safe, comfortable, and fun?but with a much lighter pack. This is the most comprehensive and rigorous text ever published on lightweight backpacking. In addition to chapters about gear and basic skills, Lightweight Backpacking & Camping covers advanced topics, and has the latest information about the best lightweight gear and apparel, including the manufacturers that make it and the retailers that carry it.

National Geographic Complete Survival Manual

National Geographic Complete Survival Manual Author Michael S. Sweeney
ISBN-10 1426203896
Year 2009-03
Pages 367
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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Offers tips and instructions on how to survive harsh environments such as the desert or natural disasters such as earthquakes, along with personal accounts of how people survived near-death episodes.

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes Author Christopher McDougall
ISBN-10 9781847659330
Year 2015-04-16
Pages 488
Language en
Publisher Profile Books
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When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters-starving, aging, outnumbered-tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.

Collins Complete Hiking and Camping Manual The essential guide to comfortable walking cooking and sleeping

Collins Complete Hiking and Camping Manual  The essential guide to comfortable walking  cooking and sleeping Author Rick Curtis
ISBN-10 9780007598113
Year 2014-12-18
Pages 374
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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Field tested by one of the most respected outdoor programmes in the world, ‘Collins Complete Hiking and Camping Manual’ is the most comprehensive guides available. It is broad in scope, while still focused on the essential skills and information that you need to travel safely and comfortably in any wilderness.

My Cubs

My Cubs Author Scott Simon
ISBN-10 9780735218048
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured—and now triumphant—franchise. No metaphor is necessary; the Chicago Cubs have been the living example of disappointment and failure for more than a century—until now. The Cubs' 2016 World Series win marked the end of a 108-year drought in the team's history, and Game 7 will forever be remembered as one of the most thrilling, monumental moments in sports history. For Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday and a lifelong Cubs fan, it was a moment he never thought he'd live to see. MY CUBS chronicles Simon's adolescence in Chicago as a die-hard fan to tell the story of the relationship between the team and the neighborhood and city, and how the condition of Cubness has both charmed and haunted the lives of so many fans. From theories and curses to jinxes and myths, Simon chronicles how a team of "loveable losers" inspired such fervor and dedication from their fans, and how their 2016 win transcended sports to become an underdog narrative for the whole nation.