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Outdoor Skills & Survival

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  • The Hiking Companionby Michael W. Robbins

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2014; US$ 9.95

    Strap on your boots and get out on the trail! Drawing from personal experience, Michael W. Robbins describes what to expect when hiking in various terrains — from forests to fields and lake edges to mountains. Informative and fun, The Hiking Companion combines tips for trip planning, equipment, navigation, and safety with exciting stories of once-in-a-lifetime... more...

  • The Essential Wilderness Navigator: How to Find Your Way in the Great Outdoors, Second Editionby David Seidman; Paul Cleveland

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 18.00

    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... more...

  • The Complete Book of Laser Sailingby Richard Tillman

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 23.00

    The definitive guide to the Laser. The Complete Book of Laser Sailing is the most comprehensive book about successfully sailing and racing this popular and challenging high-performance dinghy. Dick Tillman tells you everything you need to know about the boat and how to set it up and sail it, including: Rigging and sailing the boat Trailering... more...

  • Not A Games Personby Julie Myerson

    Random House 2012; US$ 8.45

    P.E. You either loved it or hated it, looked forward to it or dreaded it, but we've all been forced to do it. Sometimes a note could get you out of it, but the following week there you'd be again, writhing on a cold and dusty gym floor in your underwear. Skinny, timid, knock-kneed Julie Myerson was 'not a games person', according to her teachers.... more...

  • Tag, Toss & Runby Victoria Rowell; Paul Tukey

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 14.95

    Get the whole gang outside and enjoy hours of family fun! Discover the pleasures of lawn games with this guide to 40 time-tested favorites — from classics like capture the flag, croquet, badminton, and bocce to the lesser-known Cherokee marbles and kubb. Authors Paul Tukey and Victoria Rowell provide a quick overview of the basic structure of each... more...

  • Where the Trout Are All as Long as Your Legby John Gierach

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 12.00

    Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. Fly-fishing’s finest scribe, John Gierach, takes us from a nameless stream on a nameless ranch in Montana to a secret pool off a secret creek where he caught a catfish as a five-year-old, to a brook full of rattlesnakes... more...

  • Risk Management in the Outdoorsby Tracey J. Dickson; Tonia L. Gray

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 72.00

    Risk Management in the Outdoors is essential reading for students and practitioners involved in outdoor education, sport, recreation and tourism. more...

  • Living Wildby Bear Grylls

    Transworld 2012; US$ 26.78

    The complete guide to living in the wild from the ultimate survival expert In this essential guide to living wild, Bear Grylls reveals the secrets of his years of fieldcraft experience. This is the information you really need to know about living in the field from the man who has passed 21 SAS selection, climbed Everest and survived in some... more...

  • View From Rat Lakeby John Gierach

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 14.99

    Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers. “In the world of fishing there are magic phrases that are guaranteed to summon the demon. Among them are: ‘remote trout lake,’ ‘fish up to 13 pounds,’ ‘the place the guides fish on their days off,’” writes John... more...

  • Been There, Done Thatby David Bristow

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2013; US$ 21.00

    This book is the accumulated knowledge of years of exploration, showcasing the very best (and sometimes the worst) of everything this country has to offer: wildlife, history, geography, art and culture, things to do, places to stay and routes and trails to be discovered by car, bike and on foot … more...