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Nov 10, 2010, 4:02pm

What are your recomendations on books about the Great Outdoors?

Edited: Nov 11, 2010, 2:38am

The Dangerous River is an excellent book about travel into the Nahanni River area in the late 1920s. Really brings the area and the times to life. If I think I'm roughing it sometimes, I just have to think about Patterson lining his canoe upriver, or snowshoeing a few hundred miles in the middle of winter. The author, R. M. Patterson, also wrote some other excellent books about his travels and time in western Canada.

Feb 26, 2011, 9:42am

I'd love to see some more recommendations. A book I'll probably always remember is Into the Wild; not a favorite but it does raise some interesting issues about loving the outdoors.

Mar 25, 2011, 2:52am

check out my books with the tag outdoors

Apr 4, 2011, 10:27am

My grandmother had a book called We Took To The Woods, It was about a couple living in The Maine backcountry, Its quite old and I have no idea if its still in print but I enjoyed it

Apr 4, 2011, 10:29am

I also enjoyed "A Walk across America"

Apr 21, 2011, 12:16pm

Apr 21, 2011, 9:10pm

John McPhee writes a lot about the outdoors.

Apr 24, 2011, 6:18pm

>7 Sandydog1:

That's a great list. I wonder if it would be OK to add that to CK as a series?

May 1, 2011, 8:23pm

>7 Sandydog1:
Thanks for the great list. There were a few there I've already read or wishlisted, but I added a couple more from that list. Nice one!

May 13, 2011, 7:23pm

I just finished A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush. Only a witty, self-deprecating Brit like Eric Newby could make Northern Afghanistan seem so wonderfully droll...

Jun 1, 2011, 5:32pm

#9 - it would be fine as a publisher series I'm sure.

Sep 24, 2011, 11:15pm

My favorite books set in the outdoors:

Whatever You Do, Don't Run by Peter Allison (funny!)
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (stories, history. compelling.)
Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parado ("Alive" written by a survivor)
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson (Incredible, gripping survival story)
Endurance: Shackelton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. (Amazing story had me exclaiming, "Oh, no!" out loud as I read)

Oct 12, 2011, 9:23pm


Anything from this list:

I have read many, and I have been enthralled...