Outdoor Life
Deep Woods, Wild Waters: A Memoir
Deep Woods, Wild Waters
A Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816631735

Wait, young Douglas's grandfather says as the bobber twitches on the surface of Little Lake. Be patient. And so begins an encounter with the promise and wonder of nature that will last a lifetime. Deep Woods, Wild Waters traces the winding path that carried Douglas Wood from one wonder to the next, through a landscape of rocks, woods, and waters, with stops along the way for questions and reflections that link human nature to the larger mysteries of the natural world.

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."

A Year of Picnics: Recipes for Dining Well in the Great Outdoors
A Year of Picnics
Recipes for Dining Well in the Great Outdoors
Hardcover      ISBN: 1611802156
Everyone loves picnicking--dining in the great outdoors, cozied up on blankets, and surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Now imagine doing it year-round, where the setting speaks to the foods served, and you've got A Year of Picnics

Savor good food and good company while lounging beneath the shady canopy of trees or under the sparkle of a starry sky. With just a picnic blanket and a little inspiration, you can transform mealtimes into an opportunity to relax, connect, and enjoy the outdoors. A Year of Picnics presents everything you need to picnic through the seasons, with over 70 picnic-perfect recipes, tips on selecting your location, advice for packing your basket, and creative ideas for outdoor activities. Through 20 themed picnics--celebrate the bounty of summer produce with a Table to Farm Picnic or revel in the colors of autumn with a Falling Leaves Picnic--you'll discover the ways food can be elevated by your surroundings. From mountaintops to meadows, rooftops to formal gardens, let your picnicking take you to new places.
Camping Minnesota: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and RV Campgrounds
Camping Minnesota
A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and RV Campgrounds
Paperback      ISBN: 1493008269
Camping Minnesota contains comprehensive descriptions of public tent & RV campgrounds throughout the Gopher State. This guide includes information on campground locations, facilities and hookups, fees and reservations, recreational activities, and Leave No Trace camping.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Paperback      ISBN: 074349282x
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND BASIS FOR THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE 127 HOURS

One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told--Aron Ralston's searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home.

It started out as a simple hike in the Utah canyonlands on a warm Saturday afternoon. For Aron Ralston, a twenty-seven-year-old mountaineer and outdoorsman, a walk into the remote Blue John Canyon was a chance to get a break from a winter of solo climbing Colorado's highest and toughest peaks. He'd earned this weekend vacation, and though he met two charming women along the way, by early afternoon he finally found himself in his element: alone, with just the beauty of the natural world all around him.

It was 2:41 P.M. Eight miles from his truck, in a deep and narrow slot canyon, Aron was climbing down off a wedged boulder when the rock suddenly, and terrifyingly, came loose. Before he could get out of the way, the falling stone pinned his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall.

And so began six days of hell for Aron Ralston. With scant water and little food, no jacket for the painfully cold nights, and the terrible knowledge that he'd told no one where he was headed, he found himself facing a lingering death -- trapped by an 800-pound boulder 100 feet down in the bottom of a canyon. As he eliminated his escape options one by one through the days, Aron faced the full horror of his predicament: By the time any possible search and rescue effort would begin, he'd most probably have died of dehydration, if a flash flood didn't drown him before that.

What does one do in the face of almost certain death? Using the video camera from his pack, Aron began recording his grateful good-byes to his family and friends all over the country, thinking back over a life filled with adventure, and documenting a last will and testament with the hope that someone would find it. (For their part, his family and friends had instigated a major search for Aron, the amazing details of which are also documented here for the first time.) The knowledge of their love kept Aron Ralston alive, until a divine inspiration on Thursday morning solved the riddle of the boulder. Aron then committed the most extreme act imaginable to save himself.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place -- a brilliantly written, funny, honest, inspiring, and downright astonishing report from the line where death meets life -- will surely take its place in the annals of classic adventure stories.
Track Finder: A Guide to Mammal Tracks of Eastern North America
Track Finder
A Guide to Mammal Tracks of Eastern North America
Paperback      ISBN: 0912550333
Easily identify the animal tracks you find

Track Finder is a fully updated edition of the pocket guide that sold more than 300,000 copies With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify mammal tracks of eastern North America, from the states that border the Mississippi River all the way over to the Atlantic Ocean. The guide by Dorcas S. Miller includes keys to print shapes and track patterns--along with tips for comparing similar species--discussion of scat and other signs, habitat information, range maps, and Cherie Hunter Day's beautiful drawings of the animals and their tracks. With a convenient 6" x 4" size, Track Finder fits nicely in your back pocket or backpack, so bring it along on your next outing
Betty Crocker Outdoor Cooking with Betty
Betty Crocker Outdoor Cooking with Betty
Hardcover      ISBN: 1328846059

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.
The Essential Wilderness Navigator
The Essential Wilderness Navigator
Paperback      ISBN: 0071361103

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.

Wilderness Days
Wilderness Days
Paperback      ISBN: 0816679088

In the evocative words of one of America's best-loved nature writers, Wilderness Days brings together the essence of the magnificent wilderness with which he so deeply identifies. Sigurd F. Olson collects from his writings those moments that most vividly depict the turn of the seasons in the great woodlands and waters of the legendary Quetico-Superior region overlapping the Ontario-Minnesota border.

Campfire Cuisine: Gourmet Recipes for the Great Outdoors
Campfire Cuisine
Gourmet Recipes for the Great Outdoors
Paperback      ISBN: 1594746281

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.

Homecamp: Stories and Inspiration for the Modern Adventurer
Homecamp
Stories and Inspiration for the Modern Adventurer
Hardcover      ISBN: 1741175038
Homecamp is an impressive package that will inspire you to switch off and get lost in the beauty and wonder that nature has to offer.

It's difficult to find nature amidst the rush, bustle and electronic pop-ups that flood our modern lives - to leave stress and hurry behind, embracing the simple pleasure to be found in pounding waves, a roaring campfire and a sky full of stars. But nature isn't as far away as you think.

Homecamp is a beautiful collection of stories and images from everyday adventurers - people who have found ways to experience and embrace the outdoors, on their terms. Some have gone on epic adventures: sold their belongings and lived in a van, trekked through the Himalayas or biked across continents. Others simply found new ways of seeing the world around them: cleaned up a beach, learned how to forage or spent a night alone in the woods. All found that their experiences in nature transformed their lives and freed them, even if only briefly, from the monotony of their 9-5 grind.

This book will inspire you to rediscover the joys and the rejuvenating power of spending time outside. Along with compelling stories, interviews and imagery, you'll find a how-to guide full of helpful tips, from how to choose and set up camp to brewing the perfect campfire coffee and enjoying the outdoors without a trace.