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.
"Breath of fresh air" "I learned most of this backpacker voodoo the
hard way, wasting hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on the
wrong gear for the conditions I had to hike in. Instead, Andrew
distills the knowledge you need in a very readable book that is
chock full of war stories, gear recommendations, and sample gear
lists." - sectionhiker.com
"So does Skurka pass the Comparative Standard test? Yes, and with flying colors...The book is well laid out, presents a ton of solid and useful information, is easy to read and understand." -Popular Backpacker