Andrew Skurka

Andrew Skurka

Andrew Skurka is a professional backpacker and author of The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide.


How to Avoid Overtraining

Instead of slogging around mountains at a slow pace for endless hours, I went in the opposite direction: flat, fast, and short.

Review: Big Agnes Tiger Wall Tents

While inspecting the Tiger Wall closely and using it for several days in the field, I began to admire Big Agnes' vigilance in reducing its weight—not that I agree with all of its decisions.

How to Pack for a Hike

Core 13 Clothing is a deliberate collection of garments that can be mixed and matched to create appropriate layering systems for all three-season trips, whether that be the Smokies in April, Wind...