Guess what just came in the mail, hot off the press? …….an autographed copy of Andrew Skurka’s brand new first book The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide. My high regard and respect for Andrew Skurka started a few years ago. Last year I had fun following him on his Alaska-Yukon Expedition and I wrote about him here. To me he is an icon in the world of long-distance adventurers. Very cool.
Last night I just had to sit down and scan the entire book. I am now looking forward to revisiting the book in detail and using a few tips from his sage advise he gleaned after miles of experience and adventure. Skurka’s book is organized, clear, has informative photographs and charts, and most of all is packed with tips that normally would take the average backpacker years to learn. If you are just beginning to backpack, think you would like to try the sport, perhaps wanting to lighten your existing backpack load, or you are like me and love reading from experts and are always up for a new technique, you must go out and buy the book now.
To buy his new book, visit Skurka’s website. The site also features valuable gear lists, maps, his blog, how-tos, clinics, and guided trips.