McNett to Sponsor Andrew Skurka Book Tour with Prizes and Giveaways
McNett®, the leader in quality, innovative outdoor products, is pleased to lend support to “Ultimate Hiker” Andrew Skurka during his national book tour. McNett will be providing raffle prizes, outdoor gear and free giveaways to attendees.
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Bellingham, WA — Author and â€œUltimate Hikerâ€ Andrew Skurka has kicked-off a spring speaking tour to promote his new book, â€œThe Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools & Tips to Hit the Trail.â€ The tour will be stopping at 50 locations across the United States until May 31. In an effort to help promote the tour and Skurka’s new book, McNettÂ®, the leader in quality, innovative outdoor products, will provide attendees with outdoor gear, raffle prizes and free giveaways.
â€œA variety of our brands including Gear Aidâ„¢, M Essentialsâ„¢ and AquamiraÂ® are featured in the book,â€ said David Wiggs, marketing vice president at McNett. â€œWe figured what better way for readers to experience those products than by giving them away.â€
Skurka will be offering two separate presentations during the tour. The first is the Ultimate Hiking Gear & Skills Clinic, which is packed with valuable how-to information about backpacking trips. It begins with a discussion about how to define trip objectives and how to assess the environmental and route conditions that are typically encountered on a backpacking trip, like temperatures and precipitation. Then, Skurka explains exactly what he would bring on a hypothetical multi-day trip, focusing not just on his footwear, shelter, food, and other gear and supplies, but also on critical skills like foot care, campsite selection and food protection techniques.
In the other presentation, Circling Alaska & Yukon, Skurka shares his journey of skiing, hiking and pack rafting 4,700 miles in a giant loop around Alaska and Canada’s Yukon. Packed with powerful stories and entertaining moments, complemented with stunning photos and emotional videos, Skurka reflects on the broader significance of this experience and of his other adventures, with particular attention to setting goals, stepping outside comfort zones, and seizing life’s opportunities.
For event details, locations and times please visit: http://www.andrewskurka.com/slideshows-clinics/current-schedule.
In addition, McNett will be hosting a picture contest, where contestants submit adventure pictures for a chance to win an Alpacka pack raft, an autographed copy of Skurka’s new book and additional McNett products highlighted in the book. Enter at http://www.mcnett.com/contest/wildernut.
About Andrew Skurka
Andrew Skurka is one of the most accomplished backpackers in the world, most known for his 4,700-mile 6-month Alaska-Yukon Expedition, the 6,875-mile 7-month Great Western Loop, and the 7,775-mile 11-month Sea-to-Sea Route. Skurka has been named â€œAdventurer of the Yearâ€ by Outside and National Geographic Adventure, as well as â€œPerson of the Yearâ€ by Backpacker. National Geographic described him as â€œa superman among trekkersâ€ and â€œone of the best traveled and fastest hikers on the planet.â€ He has been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News Channel, National Public Radio and dozens of local media outlets.
About â€œThe Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools & Tips to Hit the Trailâ€
â€œThe Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools & Tips to Hit the Trail,â€ by Andrew Skurka, is an essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. The book discusses the gear, supplies and skills necessary to make hiking more fun and less work, without compromising safety or comfort. A show-and-tell of clothing, footwear, backpacks, shelter, sleeping systems and more, plus tips on foot care, campsite selection and hiking experience, â€œThe Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guideâ€ gives readers the tools and techniques to hit the trail. For more information please visit: http://andrewskurka.com/product/ultimate-hikers-gear-guide/.
For over three decades McNett and its family of brands, Gear Aid, Outgoâ„¢, M Essentials, Aquamira and Camo FormÂ®, have provided quality, innovative products for the dive, outdoor, sporting goods and military markets. Through long-term relationships and a great distribution model, McNett enhances the lives of people working and playing outside. For more information see our website at http://www.McNett.com.