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All Forum Posts by Andrew Skurka

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Two spots left on 3-day intro-level trip on Porcupine Mtns, guided by Skurka & Dixon
This trip had been full but there were some recent health- and family-related cancellations, so I now have two spots left. Trip details: * Porcupine Mountains, MI * Aug 30 - Sept 2 (Labor Day W...

In Gear Deals » Skurka's 3-day courses and 7-day trips -- group discounts
August 15, 8:49am

Re: Re: Andrew Skurka's The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Book Review
Chris - I have, but don't recommend, pairing a quilt with a mummy. If you need a winter-worthy sleep system but don't have the cash to buy one, that's the time to do it. But having ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Andrew Skurka's The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Book Review
August 03, 5:56pm

Wanted: GoLite Shrangri La 2 Nests
I'm looking for up to four GoLite Shrangri La 2 Nests. New or lightly used. PM me if you have one or more than you'd like to sell.

In Gear Swap » Wanted: GoLite Shrangri La 2 Nests
July 26, 1:15pm

Re: Skurka offering 2-day navigation-intense trip in Rocky Mountain NP
Update: only one spot left. It won't last long. If you pass over or miss this trip, but are interested in taking a trip in the future, you can submit your information here, http://andrewskur...

In Gear Deals » Skurka's 3-day courses and 7-day trips -- group discounts
June 28, 4:50pm

Skurka offering 2-day navigation-intense trip in Rocky Mountain NP
Are you bored of hiking on trails, or do you aspire to reach trail-less summits and traverse trail-less landscapes? But you are held back by your navigation skills? I'm now offering a course...

In Gear Deals » Skurka's 3-day courses and 7-day trips -- group discounts
June 28, 11:48am

Re: Sounds interesting
Bobby - If you are really interested, send me an email or PM. Alan and I are in the field Sat-Mon afternoon for a similar trip in Pisgah but I will get back to you on Monday night or Tuesday. N...

In Gear Deals » Skurka's 3-day courses and 7-day trips -- group discounts
June 01, 9:39pm

Still space to join Skurka, Alan Dixon & Ron Bell
There are still a few spaces left for the 3-day intro-level learning-intensive trip in Shenandoah National Park, June 9-11. BPL co-founder Alan Dixon and MLD's Ron Bell will be helping me instr...

In Gear Deals » Skurka's 3-day courses and 7-day trips -- group discounts
June 01, 8:43am

Yosemite 7-day trips now full. Still spots in Pisgah, Shen, Yellowstone
Two of the three 7-day Wilderness Adventures offered in Yosemite National Park are now full. I may open a third trip, Sept 30 through Oct 6, but have not yet made that decision. If you are looki...

In Gear Deals » Skurka's 3-day courses and 7-day trips -- group discounts
May 25, 12:08am

Photos & recap from Ultimate Hiking Course in Yosemite
I just posted a photo-driven recap of the Yosemite trip, which was the inaugural Ultimate Hiking Course. I've taught intro-level trips before but not in this 3-day format. I'm really excite...

In Gear Deals » Skurka's 3-day courses and 7-day trips -- group discounts
May 23, 1:26pm

Spots left in Pisgah & Shen. Yosemite trips to soon fill up
The Pisgah NF and Shenandoah NP trips both still have openings. Dates: * Pisgah: Sat, June 2 through Mon, June 4 * Shenandoah: Sat, June 9 through Mon, June 11 Last-minute registrations are we...

In Gear Deals » Skurka's 3-day courses and 7-day trips -- group discounts
May 22, 1:32pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew Skurka

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Golite Trail Fly and Tail Spike
I used these shoes exclusively during my Great Western Loop hike. I would agree -- and, in fact, the GoLite Footwear people would agree -- that the durability was way less than ideal during first pro...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
January 30, 9:42am

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
I have made windscreens out of a number of different materials, but I have yet to find anything better than Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil (or a generic version of it). Why I love it: It costs...

In Stoves - Other
September 06, 9:48am

Golite Jam
The Jam is my favorite pack in the GoLite line. I used the same Jam for about 6,000 of the 7,800 miles of the Sea-to-Sea Route (I used the Gust during the winter). Before the C2C, I had used it on t...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 19, 12:05am

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
It is pretty well documented that the Jetboil has limited utility in colder conditions, assuming you have not kept the canister in your underwear all day in order to keep it warm (See

In Stoves - Canister
November 23, 10:51pm

GoLite Tarp-Poncho
Please see Will's review on this product: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/golite_ultra_lite_poncho_tarp_review.html Below are my comments on the review, as well as some add...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 26, 11:47am