The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail (英語) ペーパーバック – 2017/3/7
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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.
ANDREW SKURKA is an accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer. He was named Adventurer of the Year by Outside and National Geographic Adventure magazines and Person of the Year by Backpacker. When not living out of his backpack, Skurka resides in Boulder, Colorado.
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The book is very descriptive, informative, and entertaining.
This is a must have and great resource for hikers of any and every level.
I highly recommend this book.
But I'm so glad we have this book! It lists all kinds of things that I never would have thought about, like all the different types of shoes/boots there are and when each type might come in handy. Somehow I got it in my head that if I have hiking boots, that's what I should wear hiking, but Skurka makes it clear that each hike should be considered separately when it comes to apparel and gear, and socks and footwear are among the most important consideration.
The part of the book that impressed me the most was the discussion of blisters, prevention and treatment. Boy, I wish I'd had this book the week we hiked Utah's national parks! I scored huge blisters in Zion the first day and paid the price throughout the week in all the other parks... Despite being a very experienced and hard-core adventurer, Skorka is honest about some of the mistakes he and hiking companions have made.
There are places where Skorka does lose me a bit -- his experiences are so far beyond what I'll probably ever manage that I tune out a bit sometimes.
However, I think this is going to be as important a book to have when preparing for future trips as my maps and travel guides are, and also good to read through in the car on the way to the trailheads, with plenty of great "do and don't" reminders.