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Richard Banks
(EDDAKA) - M
Recommend a good outdoor book? Stuck in airport for 7 hours. on 07/01/2011 13:21:42 MDT Print View

Hey guys,

I have my kindle with me and was wondering if any of you could recommend a good backpacking/outdoor book.

Please help me kill my boredom.
-Richard

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Recommend a good outdoor book? Stuck in airport for 7 hours. on 07/01/2011 14:02:12 MDT Print View

Relentless Forward Progress

by Bryon Powell

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Re : Good outdoor book on 07/01/2011 14:09:40 MDT Print View

Touching the void.

The hours will fly past.

rOg w
(rOg_w) - F

Locale: rogwilmers.wordpress
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Brian Camprini
(bcamprini) - MLife

Locale: Southern Appalachians
Outdoor books on 07/01/2011 21:55:39 MDT Print View

I've been a fan of Barry Lopez lately: Arctic Dreams (good stuff, ol Ed Abbey even liked this book), Of Men and Wolves, and I have Crossing Open Ground packed and ready for a trip this week.

Grizzly Years by Doug Peacock is a fun read.

Lots of good sailing books that anyone into UL hiking might also relate to. They range from The Cruising Life (a how to on ditching the 9 to 5 and going sailing) by Trefethren(?) to Adrift by Callahan (a survival story).

The Cormack McCarthy books are good and I think of All the Pretty Horses as an "outdoor book" to some degree.

That oughta hold ya for a few hours even if you got bumped on the flight.

Dylan Snodgrass
(TrueNorth)

Locale: San Francisco, CA
Good outdoor book on 07/01/2011 22:54:41 MDT Print View

The Lost City of Z by David Grann. Epic tale of the great adventurer Percy Fawcett searching the Amazon jungle for a lost civilization.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Recommend a good outdoor book? Stuck in airport for 7 hours. on 07/01/2011 22:58:22 MDT Print View

Kind of related, "1491." It's about the Western Hemisphere before Columbus. Well written and researched.

Peter Rodrigues
(prodrigues) - F

Locale: New York
The River Why on 07/18/2011 13:04:18 MDT Print View

Not quite backpacking, but definitely a minimalist ethic is David James Duncan's The River Why. All about the pursuit of an ideal life thru ... fishing. But even if you don't fish, it's all about finding that special place in the wilderness.