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I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, borderline diabetes, obesity, and being overweight. 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 that 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 have 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 guide 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 spending quality time with your family.

©2016 CSB Academy Publishing Company (P)2017 CSB Academy Publishing Company

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Good narration

One good thing, the narration on this is done very well. However, I was turned off by the first few lines of the book where the author apologizes for any grammar or other errors you may encounter. That really threw me. So, you mean you produced a book and didn't pay to have someone edit it properly? This tells me that this is just a self-published book that the author didn't put enough effort into to complete a finished product. I'm sorry, but that really turned me off about the book. If you're going to produce an audiobook that you didn't bother to edit, at least don't tell me about it. I probably wouldn't have noticed anyway.

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Lots of valuable info and tips!

Having been a boy scout 50 years ago and in the military, I thought I knew a lot about hiking and camping, but this book is chock full of good info.

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A newbie perspective

Having never really hiked or backpacked, I was specifically seeking an introduction to the pastime for advice on what gear is necessary, the precautions to consider, and generally how to get started.
This book covers all that and more. And, if you're a newbie like me, you'll surely have a clear picture of what your first step is to get you out of the house and started on your journey.