For experienced and novice hikers alike, Andrew keeps it simple and straightforward, with suggestions and advice on how to make all your outings better. … More Andrew Skurka: Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide Book Review
Three books will help you plan for and experience fully a trip to one or all of our National Parks. … More National Park Travel Resources
I’m always looking for interesting outdoors books, especially ones that might appeal to my kids. Pretty exciting then, when my 13 year old daughter told me she was reading a pair of books about a teen climber: Peak and its sequel The Edge, by Roland Smith. I decided to read them myself to see whether they were … More Climbing Novels for Kids
Yesterday I posted Four Inspiring Long Hike Movies, an easy post in that there are so many great movies about hiking the long distance trails. Not so easy, however, are finding good books to get inspired in the same way. Probably my favorite book having to do with long distance hiking is Bill Bryson’s A Walk … More Long Hikes: Recommended Reads?
Life can be scary at times, even when things are going normally. Beyond the manmade catastrophes we’re exposed to each day (terrorism, violence, pollution, etc.), Mother Nature is fickle as well, sending us monster storms, earthquakes, and so on. You don’t need to be a pepper or a doomsday advocate to know that survival depends … More Survival: Are You Prepared? (Three Manuals to Help You Get Ready)
I’m a huge fan of mysteries and the great outdoors, so it’s always good to find a combination of the two. Since I live in an area that is pretty much completely removed from true wilderness, escapist time via a good mystery novel set in the outdoors is a favorite for me. Even better is … More Recommended Reads: The Great Outdoors