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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. Thanks!!
Edited by Tuskadero on 07/03/2010 18:10:02 MDT.
Here are a few I can think of, off hand:Into the Wild, KrakauerA Walk in the Woods, BrysonAlive, ReadOrdeal by Hunger, StewartBetween a Rock and a Hardplace, RalstonHatchet, Paulsen (series of children's literature, but really good)
Responding to myself, I highly recommend "Indian Creek Chronicles"
The Dharma Bums by Jack KerouacThe Cactus Eaters by Dan White (about hiking the PCT)
how long is the battery life just running kindle?
Edited by BeartoothTucker on 07/03/2010 17:47:12 MDT.
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!
"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.
"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.
1000 mile summer, Colin Fletcher
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 LundinI 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 McKittrickedit: 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.
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!
Allen & Mikes really cool backpacking & SkiingLighten Up! by Don LadiginExtreme Alpinism
""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.
Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski
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