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Kris Sherwood
(Tuskadero) - F

Locale: Washington State
Backpacking reads on 07/03/2010 15:16:29 MDT Print View

Looking for some suggestions on some good books. Backpacking/outdoor related, good for home or on the trail. Fiction or non-fiction. Truth be told, just downloaded the kindle app on my iPhone and want to give it a try! May be my lightweight way of bringing a book into the backcountry.


Edited by Tuskadero on 07/03/2010 18:10:02 MDT.

Jennifer W
(tothetrail) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal.
Re: Bbackpacking reads on 07/03/2010 15:28:18 MDT Print View

Here are a few I can think of, off hand:

Into the Wild, Krakauer
A Walk in the Woods, Bryson
Alive, Read
Ordeal by Hunger, Stewart
Between a Rock and a Hardplace, Ralston
Hatchet, Paulsen (series of children's literature, but really good)

Kris Sherwood
(Tuskadero) - F

Locale: Washington State
backpacking reads on 07/03/2010 16:34:07 MDT Print View

Responding to myself, I highly recommend "Indian Creek Chronicles"

Scott S
(sschloss1) - F

Locale: New England
Books on 07/03/2010 16:53:27 MDT Print View

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
The Cactus Eaters by Dan White (about hiking the PCT)

Ryan Tucker
(BeartoothTucker) - M
battery life on 07/03/2010 17:46:41 MDT Print View

how long is the battery life just running kindle?

Edited by BeartoothTucker on 07/03/2010 17:47:12 MDT.

Kris Sherwood
(Tuskadero) - F

Locale: Washington State
battery life on 07/03/2010 18:11:00 MDT Print View

I will keep you posted. I havent even started yet so I have the same questions. But if I can just run the Kindle and get a few days worth of reading that would be awesome!

Dirk Rabdau
(dirk9827) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Well, a few... on 07/03/2010 18:17:24 MDT Print View

"The Long Season" by Eric Blehm. A true-life mystery about the life and disappearance of a Sierra ranger.

"Touching the Void" by Joe Simpson.

"Roughing It" by Mark Twain.

"My First Summer in the Sierra" by John Muir.

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Books on 07/03/2010 18:38:02 MDT Print View

"Desert Solitaire", " The Brave Cowboy" , and " The Monkey Wrench Gang" by Edward Abbey. "The Brave Cowboy" was turned into the film "Lonely are the Brave" starring Kirk Douglass and said to be one of his favorite films. " The Narrow Road to the North " by Basho. "Trail Life" by Ray Jardine.

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: Books on 07/06/2010 13:28:41 MDT Print View

1000 mile summer, Colin Fletcher

Patrick Wenk
(Patrick.Wenk) - F

Locale: Socal
books on 07/06/2010 15:26:41 MDT Print View

Recently I have read and Enjoyed

"The last season" Eric Blehm
"Dances with marmotts" George Spearing
"Deep Survival" Laurence Gonzales
"Touching the Void" Joe Simpson
"Into thin air" John Krakauer
"98.6 Degrees the art of keeping your ass alive" by Cody Lundin

I recommend that you DO NOT read Survive: my fight for life in the high sierra by Peter Deleo (just finished this one on my kindle! While his survival is certainly amazing, his writing comes across as self serving, and perhaps not factual)

Im currently reading Everyday Survival by Laurence Gonzales and it seems to be more of the same like Deep Survival which I enjoyed.

next I will read A Long Trek Home: 4000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski by Erin McKittrick

edit: just realized you said kindle app for the iphone, not the kindle itself.

Edited by Patrick.Wenk on 07/06/2010 15:31:42 MDT.

Dan Magdoff
(highsierraguy) - F

Locale: Northern California
The Wild Muir on 07/07/2010 00:11:52 MDT Print View

Wild Muir is a great book on the trail. it is 22 of John Muirs wildest stories in his own words taken straight from his journal. Great short stories!

twig .
(bretthartwig) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Re: Backpacking reads on 07/07/2010 02:09:24 MDT Print View

Allen & Mikes really cool backpacking & Skiing
Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
Extreme Alpinism

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: books on 07/07/2010 17:47:19 MDT Print View

""The last season" Eric Blehm"

+1, although it's a bit bulky to carry on a backcountry trip.

To which I would add "Meditations of John Muir Nature's Temple" compiled and edited by Chris Highland. It's a compact little book of delightful musings and anecdotes from the field by the Godfather of Sierra Hiking.

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
Re: Backpacking reads on 07/09/2010 10:38:23 MDT Print View

Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski