I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, borderline diabetes, and obesity. I lived a busy life, and I didn't have a lot of money. Taking the time to follow a strict diet and exercise routine or paying out a lot of money for a gym membership or personal training was out of the question.
At first, I tried training for a marathon as my younger brother Bobby was a cross country marathon runner. But after the second day with him, I realized my body was not fit for marathon practice. Bobby's coach then told me about hiking, and since he was an avid hiker himself, he took me on two hiking trips, and I was hooked.
That was 12 years ago. Fast forward to the present, I now am an experienced long-distance hiker, I traveled and hiked in over 17 countries. I no longer have diabetes or high blood pressure. I am also a certified hiking coach for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.
I teach and promote family hiking, where a family with kids of any ages can go for a hike as a mini camping trip and have a fun time.
I wrote this Complete Hiking and Backpacking Guide book for people who are looking to get into shape while enjoying their time outdoors, especially with their family and kids. Think of hiking as a mini camping trip where you get to enjoy the beautiful nature while getting into shape and spend quality time with your family.
In this book, I start with the very basics of hiking backpacking and go into what Hiking Gears and camping supplies you need and why you need them. I teach you how you can get started slowly and then work your way up to the advanced hiking phase, where you will be able to take longer hiking trips.
I teach you how to deal with many emergencies along the trails, how to choose the perfect trail and navigate yourself around, how and what to pack for various hiking trips, how to hike with family and pets. I also share many Do's and Don'ts, along with some of the greatest hiking trails in the USA and around the world.
86 World's Longest, Toughest, Most Scenic and Unique Hiking Trails
Feel free to look through the Table of Contents area so you can see the details of what I cover in this book. This way, you will have a glimpse before you actually buy the book.
I know there are many books out there about hiking, but I know mine will stand out as this is the only book where I teach you everything from my own personal experience and not what I learned from other books.
Let's get started to a brighter and better tomorrow and a new beginning to a happier and healthier life.
About the Author
Robbie Jones started his career as a freelance network security expert. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and two daughters. He started hiking 12 years ago at the age of 27 when his doctor diagnosed him with high blood pressure, borderline diabetes, obesity and being overweight. At the time his younger brother Bobby was a famous marathon runner, he decided to seek help from his brother to get into shape. Two days after he started training with his brother, he realized running was not for him. He was not fit to run even hundred yards let alone a marathon. His brother's coach then told him about hiking, as the coach himself was an avid hiker, he took Robbie with him on two mini hikes and showed him the basics of hiking. Robbie enjoyed the strolls so much that he started hiking immediately. That was 12 years ago. Fast forward to the present, Robbie now is an experienced long distance hiker, who traveled and hiked in over 17 countries. He no longer has diabetes or high blood pressure. He is a certified hiking coach for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. He teaches and promotes family hiking where a family with kids of any ages can go for a hike as a mini camping trip and have a fun time. As he started to hike longer distances, he started to do research on how to survive in the woods, bushcraft and then came disaster preparedness and in last five years he truly mastered the art of bushcraft, disaster preparedness and bug out survival tips and tools. He gave up his network security freelancing job six years ago and started doing one on one coaching/consulting on hiking, bushcraft, disaster preparedness, and bug out for many passionate people who come from all ages and background. He truly enjoys what he does now and happy that he is out helping people learn some very important set of skills of survival in the wilderness