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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you’ll find to the The Appalachian Trail, a hiking trail that stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. A Walk In The Woods is Bill Bryson's hilarious and very astute account of his trails and tribulations along the Appalachian Trail. We all loved this book! When Bryson speaks for the many Americans he encounters along the way--in various shops, restaurants, airports, and along the trail--he launches into his American accent, which is whiny and full of hard r's. And his southern intonations are a hoot. He's even got a special voice used exclusively when speaking for his somewhat surprising trail partner, Katz. In the 25 years since their school days together, Katz has put on quite a bit of weight. In fact, "he brought to mind Orson Welles after a very bad night. He was...
$15.99


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Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book

Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book

Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book contains traveling and camping skills for a wilderness environment! Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland, two NOLS instructors have written a funny and informative how-to book covering backpacking. Get out and get back home with tips from this book. Traveling into the wilderness with just your pack on your back clears the mind and is an empowering experience. Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book, written and illustrated by two guys who spend most of their lives in the woods, provides information on dressing and packing for the outdoors, equipment, travel techniques, campcraft, trip planning, outdoor hazards, low-impact camping and more. BOOK FEATURES: Beginners will find this book a perfect introduction to the backpacking world Experienced Backpackers are certain to pick up a few more tricks from this thoroughly informative and...
$14.95


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Be Expert With Map and Compass

Be Expert With Map and Compass

Be Expert with Map and Compass by Bjorn Kjellstrom covers all aspects of map and compass use.
  • Explains basic map and compass skills clearly
  • Fully updated edition, including information on GPS
  • Includes up-to-date Web site addresses, references, and sources
  • Features a fresh, rugged design
  • Ideal book for beginners
The classic map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPS

GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions, making basic map and compass skills essential for anyone who spends time outdoors. This popular, easy-to-use orienteering handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Now updated to include information on GPS as well as current Web sites, references, sources, and photographs, it remains the book of choice for professional outdoorsmen, novice...

$18.95


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Climbing Anchors

Climbing Anchors

Climbing Anchors by John Long is the comprehensive guide book to anchoring systems for rock climbers. Climbing Anchors provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-understand information on how to place protection and construct secure anchors to safeguard your life. John Long, the author of the definitive instructional manual How to Rock Climb!, applies the same clear, concise, and entertaining prose to this updated edition, illustrated with more than 100 photos by professional climbing guide and instructor Bob Gaines.
Learn how to place and configure solid, secure anchors in a variety of real world climbing situations and see the pros and cons of many options. Natural anchors, passive chocks, mechanical chocks, fixed gear, knots, belay anchors, toprope anchors, and rappel anchors are all discussed in detail.
And, for the first time, the crucial dynamics of equalization and fall forces are...
$19.95


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Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook

Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook

Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook Experienced kayak guide and instructor Shelly Johnson provides expert advice on all aspects of Sea Kayaking activities The first edition of The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook received immediate acclaim with its selection as the Best Outdoor Instructional Book by the National Outdoor Book Award group. Now this book boasts 352 pages with changes throughout to reflect the growth of kayaking as a sport. This book is your first step to adventure on the water, with everything you need to know, from buying a kayak to dressing for the water.
    Updates include:
  • New photos throughout showing new boats, equipment, stretching, and repair techniques
  • A new section on used boats and how to shop for them
  • Expanded sections on: boat materials section to include the newer laminates; buying a new kayak; use of GPS for navigation; family paddling; Planning Your...
$20.00


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GPS Made Easy

GPS Made Easy

GPS Made Easy by Lawrence Letham is a comprehensive guidebook that covers GPS use in all outdoor activities. You'll find this book more readable than most manufacturer's manuals.
$16.99


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How To Rock Climb

How To Rock Climb

How to Rock Climb!, now in its fifth edition, is the most thorough instructional rock climbing book in the world. All the fundamentals—from ethics to getting up the rock—are presented in John Long’s classic style.
    Inside you’ll find all the information you need on:
  • Footwork and handhold positions
  • Finger, hand, and off-width cracks
  • Equipment, including ropes, anchors, and belay devices
  • Sport climbing and traditional climbing
  • Lead climbing and toproping
  • Downclimbing and rappelling
  • Training, including bouldering and climbing gyms

How to Rock Climb! by John Long is the world's top instructional book on climbing. All the fundamentals--from ethics to getting up the rock--are presented in John Long's classic style. Revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes...

$19.95


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How To Shit in the Woods

How To Shit in the Woods

How to Shit in The Woods By Kathleen Meyer is a clearly written how to book on one of the most serious issues encountered in trekking around the countryside. It’s the feisty third edition of How to Shit in the Woods, jam-packed with new information for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. Hailed in its first edition as “the most important environmental book of the decade” by Books of the Southwest, and in its second as “the real shit” by the late, great, outdoor photographer Galen Rowell, this bestselling guide is often called the “backpacker’s bible” and has sold more than 2.5 million copies in eight languages. Author Kathleen Meyer continues to pioneer the way with her inimitable voice—at once humorous, irreverent, and direct—examining the latest techniques for graceful backcountry elimination, and answering a desperate cry from nature concerning environmental precautions in our ever-shrinking...
$11.95


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Lighten Up!

Lighten Up!

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin is a complete handbook for Light and Ultralight backpacking. Walking into the wilderness with a pack on your back is an empowering experience - even more so when that pack you're carrying isn't weighing you down. Lighten Up! shows you how to pack light without sacrificing the essentials or your safety. Features solid advice and trail-tested tricks from outdoors expert Don Ladigin and more than 150 humorous and helpful illustrations by Mike Clelland. For beginners and old timers alike. Walking into the wilderness with a pack on your back is an empowering experience - even more so when that pack you're carrying isn't weighing you down. Lighten Up! shows you how to pack light without sacrificing the essentials or your safety. Featuring solid advice and trail-tested tricks from outdoors expert Don Ladigin and more than 150 humorous and helpful illustrations by the incomparable Mike...
$12.95


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Mountaineering Freedom of the Hills

Mountaineering Freedom of the Hills

Mountaineering The Freedom of the Hills the latest edition of this classic best seller. Chapters on rock, ice and snow climbing, belaying, rappelling and general mountain safety.
  • Covers everything from the basics of equipment, knots, rappelling techniques, and leave-no-trace principles to the more advanced skills of setting up complex anchors, evaluating avalanche terrain, and developing your leadership skills. Completely revised and updated to include the latest in gear and techniques. Written by a team of more than 40 expert climbers and climbing instructors.
  • Features hundreds of technical illustrations. Includes extensive revisions to self-rescue, aid climbing, waterfall and ice climbing. Significant new chapter on physical conditioning.
  • All-time bestselling climbing instructional book. Printed on 100% recycled paper. 8th edition, 2010.
$39.95


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