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- University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 24.99
Examining Australia?s long and proud history of camping, this meditation follows the story from campfire to gas bottle and from a tarp slung on saplings to polymer tents and aluminum poles, revealing as it does so the ways in which camping connects individuals to the land, to the past, and to one another. Historian Bill Garner recalls that Australia... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95
When we think of jungles, we often think of a densely forested area with thick foliage; this is what is known as a primary jungle. But jungles can also include swamps, grasslands, and cultivated areas. Primary jungles can fall into the category of either a tropical rain forest or a deciduous forest, depending on the types of trees and plants found... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
It is difficult to imagine how anyone would enter into a polar or mountainous region unprepared. You?re prepared for your journey or you arrive by accident; for example, the aircraft you are traveling in has crash-landed over the frozen tundra, or your mode of transport has broken down in the wilderness. In all cases, providing you are uninjured,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
Anyone venturing into the desert, either by crossing on foot, vehicle, or in an aircraft (other than a commercial flight) should be prepared. Desert regions are those least likely to have an easily available source of water. Nevertheless, the survivor must find a water supply or they will die. No matter how abundant the rest of your survival resources... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 16.99
You?re alone in the forest on a fine autumn day with nothing but a multitool. You?re stuck there for a week. Should you be more worried about finding a source of uncontaminated water or about a bear that might be in the area? Neither, says Les Stroud. The bear will most likely avoid you, and dehydration will affect you faster than parasites in untreated... more...
- Menasha Ridge Press 2012; US$ 14.95
Best Tent Camping: Ohio reveals 50 sites around the Buckeye State that will excite avid tent campers. Ohio?s geographical diversity provides a variety of tent camping opportunities to quench any tent camper?s thirst for off the beaten path adventures. The author guides readers to the site and shares important and informative details of the area... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 27.99
With over 16 weeks on the Globe and Mail bestseller list, Survive! is the ultimate insider?s guide to survival. From the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon, Les Stroud has survived it all. The creator, producer and host of the hit television show Survivorman shares his field-tested expertise in this... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
?The night was heavy with foreboding. The rain, which had been spitting down on us during the late afternoon, grew heavier. It hurled into our faces, borne by a wind that was now gusting between the dunes at full force. . . . It was the worst storm we had encountered and Ned was out in it alone.? ?Justin Marozzi, South from Barbary Cecil Kuhne's newest... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 10.99
Counteracting the panic and fear associated with getting lost in the wild, this handbook equips children with practical tools for overcoming adverse wilderness experiences, even if they are endured alone. Compiled by a search-and-rescue professional, straightforward advice is offered on building shelters and fires, signaling for help, finding water... more...