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
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.