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A hiker's guide to planning, training, and resiliency

Adventure Ready: A Hiker's Guide to Planning, Training, and Resiliency, which I co-authored with thru-hiker and personal trainer Heather "Anish" Anderson, is a how-to guide for long distance backpacking.

Adventure Ready will prepare you for your first, or your next, long hike.


It includes detailed chapters on planning, gear selection, physical training, trail nutrition, health resiliency, navigation, and backcountry safety.

Uniquely, it also includes chapters on mental preparation as well as how to adapt to life once you return from your hike.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1—PLANNING YOUR BACKPACKING TRIP: AN OVERVIEW

Defining Trip Parameters

Researching Likely Conditions

Creating Your Itinerary

Selecting Your Gear

Planning Your Food Resupply Strategy

Safety in the Backcountry

Preparing Yourself Physically and Mentally

The Final Check

CHAPTER 2—GEAR SELECTION

Route Conditions

Weather

Resupply and Water Access Frequency

Evaluating, Choosing, and Testing Gear

Primary Gear

Tips for Lightweight Backcountry Travel

CHAPTER 3—BACKCOUNTRY SAFETY

Weather-Related Risks

Snow and Water

Physical Preparedness and Injury

Human Interactions

Animal Interactions

Risk Factors Associated with Solo Backcountry Travel

CHAPTER 4—NAVIGATION & ROUTE PREPAREDNESS

Navigational Tools

The Beta Packet

CHAPTER 5—CREATING A RESILIENT BODY

How Resilient Health Impacts Your Backpacking Trip

Optimizing Your Gut Health

Prioritizing Sleep

Minimizing Stress

Spending More Time Outside

Supplements and Herbs for On-Trail and Post-Trail Use

CHAPTER 6—PERFORMANCE NUTRITION & BACKCOUNTRY MEAL PLANNING

Pre-Trail Nutrition

On-Trail Nutrition

CHAPTER 7—PHYSICAL PREPARATION

Features of a Well-Rounded Training Program

Building and Maintaining Your Training Plan

CHAPTER 8— MENTAL & EMOTIONAL PREPARATION

Strong Mind, Strong Body

Techniques to Prepare Mentally

CHAPTER 9—REINTEGRATION

Common Mental Challenges of Reintegration

Common Physical Challenges of Reintegration

Strategies for Reintegration

Worksheets & Checklists

Additional Resources

Selected Sources

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