Like life itself, the author's way is not linear. One landmark leads back to a favorite campsite, another prompts him to consider the "gospel of rocks," another launches him into the wilderness beyond the stars--a contemplation of time and space and humanity's place in all of it. The creator of thirty-four books, including the classic Old Turtle, and an expert woodsman and wilderness canoe guide, Wood brings all his storytelling and bushwhacking skills to bear as he takes us hurtling down wild rapids, crossing stormy lakes, or simply navigating the treacherous currents and twisty trails of everyday life.
A warm, generous, and knowing guide, Wood maps a journey that, as he says, "anyone can take, through a landscape anyone can know." Turning the pages, hiking the portages, running the rapids, or scanning the wild country from high promontory, he invites us to say, in a soul-satisfying moment of recognition, "I know that place."
Finally, here's a guide for people who love good food and the great outdoors. Campfire Cuisine provides more than 100 recipes for delicious, healthy, satisfying meals to make at your campsite or in any outdoor setting. Also included are tips on meal planning, shopping, and choosing the right equipment. Armed with Campfire Cuisine everyone from die-hard foodies to novice cooks will be ready to take on eating well while camping out.
Now with full-color topographic maps and featuring the latest on electronic navigation, The Essential Wilderness Navigator is the clearest and most up-to-date route-finding primer available. Providing readers with exercises for developing a directional 'sixth sense, ' tips on mastering the art of map- and compass-reading, and comprehensive updates on a range of technological advances, this perennially popular guide is more indispensable than ever.
In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhikes to Alaska and walks alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. Four months later, his decomposed body is found by a moose hunter. How Chris McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.
Enjoy a blast from the past with this newly released version of Betty Crocker's classic guide to dining and entertaining outdoors.An authentic reproduction of a cookbook classic from 1961, packed with retro appeal. Illustrated with delightful period line drawings and color photos, Betty Crocker's Outdoor Cooking with Betty is a charming look back at outdoor dining in the 1960s. This hardcover reprint features 200 tried-and-true recipes for barbecues, picnics, camping trips, and boating excursions-including Beef Tenderloin Roast, Grilled Lobster Tails, and French Fried Onion Rings-plus expert tips on barbecue equipment and techniques. There are even illustrated instructions for an authentic "Down-East" clambake. Following in the bestselling footsteps of previous Betty Crocker Facsimile Editions, this nostalgic guide to outdoor cooking and entertaining is sure to be a hit.