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Win it Wednesday: Not-even-released-yet Gear Guide second edition

By Andrew Skurka / January 18, 2017 /

The second edition of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide will be released on March 7! At a National Geographic book signing event last week, I nabbed a few extra copies for reader giveaways, which I’ll randomly hold between now and then. I wrote the Second Edition last spring. It is entirely updated, and had to be largely…

Win it on Wednesday: Second Edition of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide

By Andrew Skurka / February 1, 2017 /

Let’s make someone’s Wednesday a good one! This is a raffle for the Second Edition of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide. It will be officially released on March 7, but you can pre-purchase it now on Amazon, or score a signed copy from my online store. Try before you buy. Download this 20-page preview. The Second Edition…

First reviews are in. And free shipping.

By Andrew Skurka / February 9, 2017 /

Tomorrow I’m expecting a delivery of books, via freight on a pallet. I normally don’t buy thousands of dollars of inventory, but in this case I’m confident that I’ll sell through it quickly. Reviews of the second edition of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, which is officially released March 7 but which might happen to arrive earlier, are…

Where to buy the Gear Guide outside the US

By Andrew Skurka / February 10, 2017 /

If you live in the US, you can easily find The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide. Take your pick: my website, Amazon, REI (online and stores), Barnes & Noble, and many local bookstores and outdoor retail stores. Outside the US, its availability is not as widespread, but it can still be tracked down. With this page I’d like…

Points of difference: First vs. Second Editions of the The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide

By Andrew Skurka / February 13, 2017 /

The upcoming release of the Second Edition of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide has prompted the obvious question: What are the points of difference between it and the First Edition? Or, more to the point, “If I already own the original, is the new version worth it?” In this post I will detail the changes. In…

Giveaway: Win a Flex Capacitor Pack & The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide

By Andrew Skurka / February 21, 2017 /

Sierra Designs is putting on a giveaway that you’ll want to get in on, through this Thursday (Feb 24). Enter to win a Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack and a signed copy of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide. Enter here at SierraDesigns.com Update. This contest has closed.  Congrats to the winners: Laura H. of Denver, and…

The Wine Bible, America’s Test Kitchen & The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide

By Andrew Skurka / March 14, 2017 /

Reviews about the second edition of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide are being posted around the web. So far, very good. Amazon: 4.8/5, 10 reviews Goodreads: 4.8/5, 5 reviews AndrewSkurka.com: 5/5, 6 reviews (some website reader bias, perhaps) It’s more fun to read the reviews though: “Just wow! So worth the price in gear savings…