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- Atria Books 2004; US$ 15.00
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... more...
- Menasha Ridge Press 2013; US$ 14.95
The Appalachian Trail Hiker is a one-stop guide to preparing for and hiking the A.T. Although primarily geared to prepare and sustain the intrepid thru hiker, the book is also a must-have for anyone who wishes to experience the A.T., whether for an hour or for six months. more...
- Ten Speed Press 2012; US$ 6.99
This featherweight little book will keep you out of trouble in the wilds by helping you make decisions like a veteran wilderness traveler. It will help you get the most from the food and gear you carry on your back, making your trip safer, more comfortable and, above all, more fun. HOW TO... make quick repairs to packs, boots, tents, beds and stoves...choose... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 22.00
"When Floyd Collins became trapped in a cave in southern Kentucky in early 1925, the sensationalism and hysteria of the rescue attempt generated America's first true media spectacle, making Collins's story one of the seminal events of the century. The crowds that gathered outside Sand Cave turned the rescue site into a carnival. Collins's situation... more...
- Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 15.95
For outdoor adventurers who hike, fish, kayak, cross-country ski, or mountain bike in the backcountry, a GPS receiver can help them reach their destination and return safely ? but only if they know how to use it! Here is the guide to getting the most out of a GPS receiver, from basic consumer advice to advanced techniques. It even includes fun solo... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 9.32
The latest addition to this highly popular series takes advantage of Liverpool's proximity to some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in England and Wales. Each of the one hundred walks features: a specially drawn map, notes on features of historical and geographical interest, a detailed route description, full directions from Liverpool city... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 13.34
'It is good to collect things, but better to go on walks. ' Anatole France. A fundamental act, often taken for granted, yet through the centuries it has inspired a fascinating literature. This, the first comprehensive anthology on the subject, delves into why we walk and how we walk; the differences between the country hike and the city stroll; walking... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2010; US$ 11.99
From the South Downs Way to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, there is no better way to discover the spectacular diversity of southern Britains landscape than on foot. Whether you enjoy exploring green and gently rolling valleys or tackling rugged cliff-top paths, there are walks here to keep you rambling all year round.An indefatigable walker, David... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 21.00
The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere' - Backpack (UK). This enormously practical guide includes everything from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys - such as how to ford rivers safely and how to choose a route through untracked... more...
- McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc. 1997; US$ 16.95
Blending sage advice with personal experiences and anecdotes, this unconventional book is an unusually thoughtful account of long-distance trekking on the Appalachian Trail. Mueser draws upon interviews and questionnaire data gathered from over 100 long distance hikers hoofing it through the Applachian Mountains. more...