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Hiking from Home / Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trials Signed Book Bundle

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The ultimate thru-hike prep kit.

For a limited time, you can score signed copies of Backpacker Radio co-hosts Juliana Chauncey (aka Chaunce) and Zach “Badger” Davis’ books…at a 20% discount!

Hiking from Home by Juliana Chauncey is the ideal resource for those supporting a long distance backpacker from back home.  Whether it’s a nervous parent, spouse, family member, or friend, Hiking from Home will not only answer the most pressing questions of your loved ones, but will give readers a play-by-play for what this journey looks like and how they can be of best assistance.

Appalachian Trials / Pacific Crest Trials by Zach Davis is the go-to resource for aspiring hikers to mentally prepare for a half-year backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail.  The majority who attempt a thru-hike of the AT or PCT fall short of their goal.  Why? Although aspiring thru-hikers dedicate countless hours preparing logistically and physically for this half-year journey, they neglect to ready themselves for the most difficult part of this undertaking- the psychological and emotional journey.  Appalachian Trials / Pacific Crest Trials offers readers time-tested tips, tools, and practices to ensure they reach the finish line.

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Hiking from Home will be signed by author Juliana Chauncey, Appalachian Trials and Pacific Crest Trials will be signed by author Zach Davis.

About Hiking from Home: A Long-Distance Hiking Guide for Family and Friends by Juliana Chauncey

“Hiking from Home: A Long-Distance Hiking Guide for Family and Friends” is an informative guide for those supporting a long-distance hiker. It explains the basics of long-distance hiking as well as logistics, such as what gear is carried, how hikers eat, where they sleep, and how they know where to go. This supportive guide addresses safety concerns from extreme weather conditions to illnesses and injuries, while teaching the reader about the culture and community surrounding our long-distance trails. Hiking From Home outlines ways to stay in touch and eases concerns that arise when communication is lacking.

This guide provides useful suggestions on how to remain supportive from before the hike begins to long after it is over, with additional resources included for significant others who are in a relationship with the hiker. Throughout the book quotes from previous hikers and supporters keep the reader engaged, with opinions, tips, and suggestions from perspectives of all ages and backgrounds. Hiking From Home: A Long-Distance Hiking Guide for Family and Friends is an essential read for anyone who wants to better understand long-distance hiking.

About Appalachian Trials: A Psychological and Emotional Guide To Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail by Zach Davis

Each year, it is estimated that more than 2,000 people set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, yet seven in ten ultimately fall short of their goal. Given the countless number of how-to books and websites offering information about logistics, gear, and endurance training, one would think that more people would finish this 2,200 mile trek. Why then, do so many hikers quit prematurely?

After successfully thru-hiking the AT in five months with zero prior backpacking experience, author, Zach Davis, is convinced he’s discovered the answer. Aspiring thru-hikers, Davis tells readers, are preparing the wrong way- sweating on the StairMaster, meticulously plotting each re-supply box, or obsessing over the a synthetic or down sleeping bag or perfect pair of socks.

While the AT undoubtedly presents extraordinary physical challenges, it is the psychological and emotional struggles that drive people off the trail. Conquering these mental obstacles is the key to success. This groundbreaking book focuses on the most important and overlooked piece of equipment of all- the gear between one’s ears.

Filled with first-hand, touching yet humorous vignettes and down-to-earth advice that both instructs and inspires, Appalachian Trials gives readers the mental road map they’ll need to hike from Springer Mountain to Mt.Katahdin.

In Appalachian Trials readers will learn:

  • Goal setting techniques that will assure hikers reach Mt. Katahdin
  • The common early stage pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • How to beat “the Virginia Blues”
  • The importance of and meaning behind “hiking your own hike”
  • 5 strategies for unwavering mental endurance
  • The most common mistake made in the final stretch of the trail
  • Tips for enjoying rather than enduring each of the five million steps along the journey
  • Strategies for avoiding post-trail depression and weight gain

In addition, the Bonus Section of Appalachian Trials includes:

  • Information about the trail’s greatest and most unknown risk and how to guard against it
  • 9 tips for saving money before and during your thru-hike
  • A thorough FAQ section including information ranging from how to obtain sponsorship, to the best stove for the trail, to avoiding chafing, and much more!

About Pacific Crest Trials: A Psychological and Emotional Guide To Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail by Zach Davis and Carly Moree

Each year, thousands of backpackers take to the Pacific Crest Trail with the intention of successfully thru-hiking the 2,650-mile footpath that extends from Mexico to Canada. Despite months of research, thousands of dollars poured into their gear, and countless hours dedicated to grinding away on the StairMaster, most hikers fall short of their goal.

Why? 

They neglected to prepare for the most challenging element of a five month backpacking trip.

While the PCT presents extraordinary physical challenges, it is the psychological and emotional struggles that drive people off the trail. Conquering these mental obstacles is the key to success. This groundbreaking book focuses on the most important and overlooked piece of equipment of all- the gear between one’s ears.

Filled with first-hand, touching yet humorous vignettes and down-to-earth advice that both instructs and inspires, Pacific Crest Trials gives readers the mental road map they’ll need to hike from Mexico to Canada.

Following up on his wildly popular guide to thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in Appalachian Trials, Zach Davis has teamed up with 2015 PCT thru-hiker Carly Moree to bring readers the ultimate psychological and emotional guide to prepare for the Pacific Crest Trail.

In Pacific Crest Trials readers will learn:

  • Goal setting techniques that will assure hikers reach Canada
  • The common early stage pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • How to beat “the Death of the Honeymoon
  • The importance and meaning of “hiking your own hike
  • How to adapt amongst drastically different terrains, weather patterns, gear and logistical needs
  • Five strategies for unwavering mental endurance
  • How to save money on gear purchases
  • Tips for enjoying rather than enduring each of the five million steps along the journey
  • Advice for staving off post-trail depression from one of the country’s most respected trail angels
  • Nutritional guidance for avoiding post-trail weight gain

Additionally, readers will receive an in-depth guide to choosing the right gear for their PCT thru-hike from Triple Crowner, Liz “Snorkel” Thomas. In this chapter full of valuable insights, Snorkel walks readers through what features to look for in quality gear, how to save money, how to lessen the load without compromising on safety or comfort, and offers crucial advice on how to properly use and care for your gear. Furthermore, Thomas offers several specific product recommendations, giving readers a helpful head start on their shopping list.

Note: Pacific Crest Trials is an adaptation of Appalachian Trials. Although this book is written with the Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker in mind, the principles are largely the same. If you own Appalachian Trials do not buy this book.

All order of signed books are final. No refunds will be issued.

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Hiking from Home + Appalachian Trials, Hiking from Home + Pacific Crest Trials

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