Adventure Ready Book ****PREORDER****

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.


The book will be released in JUNE 2022 and

Pre Orders are NOW OPEN.


By purchasing through this page, you'll be first in line to get SIGNED COPY.


**If you purchase a PRE ORDER copy (before May 31, 2022), you'll also receive a DISCOUNT CODE to use on the Adventure Ready and Backpacker Academy online companion courses so that you can get started with the material immediately!**


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

9 Introduction: Time to Get Adventure Ready!

14 How to Use This Book


CHAPTER 1—PLANNING YOUR BACKPACKING TRIP: AN OVERVIEW

19 Defining Trip Parameters

26 Researching Likely Conditions

28 Creating Your Itinerary

32 Selecting Your Gear

34 Planning Your Food Resupply Strategy

36 Safety in the Backcountry

37 Preparing Yourself Physically and Mentally

39 The Final Check


CHAPTER 2—GEAR SELECTION

42 Route Conditions

42 Weather

44 Resupply and Water Access Frequency

44 Evaluating, Choosing, and Testing Gear

50 Primary Gear

58 Tips for Lightweight Backcountry Travel


CHAPTER 3—BACKCOUNTRY SAFETY

66 Weather-Related Risks

70 Snow and Water

73 Physical Preparedness and Injury

74 Human Interactions

75 Animal Interactions

79 Risk Factors Associated with Solo Backcountry Travel


CHAPTER 4—NAVIGATION & ROUTE PREPAREDNESS

82 Navigational Tools

88 The Beta Packet


CHAPTER 5—CREATING A RESILIENT BODY

92 How Resilient Health Impacts Your Backpacking Trip

93 Optimizing Your Gut Health

95 Prioritizing Sleep

97 Minimizing Stress

102 Spending More Time Outside

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


CHAPTER 6—PERFORMANCE NUTRITION & BACKCOUNTRY MEAL PLANNING

109 Pre-Trail Nutrition

115 On-Trail Nutrition


CHAPTER 7—PHYSICAL PREPARATION

140 Features of a Well-Rounded Training Program

152 Building and Maintaining Your Training Plan


CHAPTER 8— MENTAL & EMOTIONAL PREPARATION

160 Strong Mind, Strong Body

167 Techniques to Prepare Mentally


CHAPTER 9—REINTEGRATION

173 Common Mental Challenges of Reintegration

179 Common Physical Challenges of Reintegration

181 Strategies for Reintegration

187 Worksheets & Checklists

197 Additional Resources

201 Selected Sources


IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION

*Signed books start shipping the first week of June 2022

*Unfortunately, we can't ship internationally

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