New Edition of an Essential Hiking Guide

One of the best resources I used to plan my 2012 thru-hike of the John Muir Trail was Andrew Skurka’s Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail. I found the book so invaluable, that it was the first book I included in the Fordsbasement Adventure Library.

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide 2nd Edition

Over time, things have a tendency to change. Hiking is no exception to this. So Skurka released an updated version of his essential guide. The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail covers some of the things that have changed since the book was first published.

Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide 2nd Edition: A Fresh Look at Planning

This second edition features 16 new pages that take a fresh look at aspects of planning a long hike, such as food on the trail (one of the trickiest aspects to dial in) and a whole series of updated gear recommendations.

If you don’t have a copy of this essential volume, then The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, Second Edition is a great place to start planning your hike. Trust me—you’ll learn things that will make the whole trip much easier and a lot more enjoyable. If you already own a copy of the book, the second edition isn’t necessary, but it does offer a good amount of new and updated information that hikers of all skill levels may find useful.


Written by Tom Fassbender

An amateur hobbyist, expert generalist, and outdoor enthusiast who recently traveled around the world with his family.

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