A Wildly Successful 200-Mile
What Others are Saying
JR (Model T) Tate, author of Walkin' on the Happy Side of Misery
In his book, "A Wildly Successful 200-Mile Hike," Rick Allnutt, MD,
tackles several of those annoying problems that seem to plague long
distance hikers, whether they be novices or seasoned
mud-sloggers. Rick (known in hiker circles as "Risk") takes
on the "Big Four", those nasty critters that can end a hike
lickity-split. Using his medical savvy, Risk gives the reader
a quick course in Outdoors 101, providing "fixes" to common hiker
maladies, as well as a healthy dose of grass roots philosophy that will
keep your boots duct-taped to the trail. A helpful book well
worth the reader's time. "What are the 'Big Four'," you
ask? Read the book!
Marta Clark, hiker
Rick's book is terrific! It's going to be on my short list of "things to give hikers for birthdays and holidays."
Ed Speer, Owner Speer Hammocks and successful Thru-Hiker
I really like the way you jump right in discussing things close to the
heart of long-distance hikers; namely, blisters, chaffing, knees and
pack weight! The book is a good example of what to expect on
the trail and offers those hiker want-to-be's out there much to
consider in prep for their own hikes. I would recommend this
book to anyone planning their first long hike on any trail.
Coy Starnes, Alabama
The last chapter of the book ties everything together. How a
light pack helps with blisters and the knees. How attitude
can make or break a hike. How a light pack, though not the total
answer, makes everything easier. How "walking well" is making
the most of an opportunity.
George Griffin, London England
Hammock 2.0 lb (900 g)
Tent 4.4 lb (2000 g)
Quilt 1.5 lb (450 g)
Sleeping bag 3.0 lb (1400 g)
Cooking 0.5 lb (227 g)
Cooking 1.5 lb (450 g)
Pack 0.5 lb (227 g)
Pack 1.6 lb (790 g)
Total 4.5 lb (2041 g)
Total 10.5 lb (4760 g)
The above table gives a good indication of how the big four can make a
difference on pack weight, even with just these four items I`m 6 lb
heavier. Although my weights are a lot lighter than a few years ago; my
pack was 4 lb (1.8 kg), tent 6.6 lb (3 kg).
Shane Steinkamp, 10,000 mile hiker (About the audio version)
[Why buy the audio version?] Because you get to listen to the man
himself reading it as it was written in his head. The inflections,
tones, and tense are interesting. Rick's voice is very soothing to me.
Not to mention the beautiful transitional music Rick inserts.
Wayah Press is owned and
operated by Rick Allnutt, MD, a physician
researcher and long distance hiker. His non-commercial hiking web pages
are linked below.