A great one hour presentation of how you prepare yourself for backpacking and more precise ultralight backpacking, with Andrew Skurka.
“Ultimate Hiking Gear & Skills Clinic”
A backpacking trip consists of two distinct activities: hiking and camping. In this informative clinic, renowned long-distance backpacker Andrew Skurka will discuss the gear, supplies and skills necessary to make hiking fun, not an arduous chore. Skurka was named “”Adventurer of the Year”” by Outside and was described as “”a Superman among trekkers,”” by National Geographic; he is the author of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide.
You will learn: (1) How to predict the environmental and route conditions you will encounter on a trip; (2) the best uses and limitations of lightweight equipment; (3) skills that will help keep you safe and comfortable with a minimum of possessions; and, (4) exactly what Skurka takes for a summer backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada, and why.”
One I have not seen by him. He is so honest, down to earth and just inspires others to go out and backpack. His book is fantastic. A friend of mine guides with him, and says he just learns so much every time he works with Skurka.
Well that sounds nice! He strikes me just like you described it.
I’ve just started reading his book and it’s very informative too.