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Ask Andrew Skurka: Get Hard-Won Wisdom From the 25,000-Mile Man


On many days during his Alaska-Yukon Expedition, Andrew Skurka would take just one long break for about an hour in
the early afternoon. This was an opportunity to dry his feet and
gear, to make notes on his maps, and to take a cat nap to re-energize
for another long push to camp.
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At 29 years old, Andrew Skurka has managed to build his adult life around planning and going on great expeditions. So far he's pulled off a dozen remote trekking adventures and covered some 25,000 miles, including his latest 4,700-mile loop of hiking, skiing, and packrafting in Alaska and the Yukon.

Now here's your chance ask Andrew how he pulls off his adventures. How does he determine his food needs? How does he approach orienteering? Does he use a compass or GPS? How does he deal with being alone in the wilderness for big chunks of time? Then how does he deal with being back in "normal" society with cable TV, well-stocked refrigerators, and no risk of bears sneaking up on you? How does he get funding to do this stuff?

Ask Andrew your expedition questions now, and then get started planning your own great adventure, big or small. We'll post Andrew's responses next week.