Thanks to the NatGeo promotions machine, most of you have probably heard of Andrew Skurka’s book The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide:
It is in fact a very good book. It is well thought out and beautifully illustrated. Well, recently Andrew Skurka gave a talk at Authors at Google. In effect, it is a summary of the contents of the book. You can watch the whole lecture here:
The video is a good source of information, coming from a very accomplished backpacker, who has done some extraordinary trips.