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 rewritten. In the five years since I had written the First Edition, things changed. First, the industry did. New and better gear became available, like the DeLorme inReach and GPS sport watches. And some brands become more innovative and established, like ZPacks and Patagonia; while others lost ground or went belly-up, like GoLite.
Second, and more importantly, I changed. My perspective was “normalized,” by virtue of guiding trips, backpacking with my wife, and having more adult-like responsibilities that made 6-night trips more practical than 6-month expeditions. I think my tone is softer, more inclusive, and better balanced than in the First Edition. I also expanded my knowledge of certain product categories, like hammocks.
If you want to try before you buy, download this 20-page preview.
To win a free copy of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, complete the form below. I will draw one name at random tomorrow morning when I get into the office, probably around 8 AM MST. I will share the winner here and via email.
This giveaway has closed, but I will do more. The winner was Emily R, lucky #296.
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