How to Get Started with Long-Distance Hiking by Alan T. Carpenter. A comprehensive guide to hiking long distances.
When Alan T. Carpenter started long-distance hiking in 2008, he was long on enthusiasm and short on knowledge and experience. It took him a while to figure out how to go about long-distance hiking in a way that was safe and enjoyable. In his e-book, How to Get Started with Long-distance Hiking, Alan shares his hard-earned lessons from the past nine years. The 97-page book has an introduction and four chapters: Chapter 1: Planning Your Hike, Chapter 2: Selecting Light-weight, functional gear; Chapter 3: Physical and mental Conditioning; and Chapter 4: Life Along the Trail. An appendix contains an annotated list of long-distance trails, sources of more information, a summary of Leave No Trace principles, and a gear list. This book will help you get started with long-distance hiking.
Best wishes, Alan
Alan T. Carpenter, PhD