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Good Outdoor Books for Children

Outdoor kids books can be doubly rewarding: You share time reading, learn about the natural world, and help inspire kids to get outdoors and connect with nature. In honor of Read Across America Day March 2, here are some favorite outdoorsy children's books.

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Books for Backcountry Bibliophiles

There are a host of new, award-winning outdoor books for backcountry bibliophiles, as well as a new edition of a 50-year-old classic.

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Book Recommendation: "Peak" by Roland Smith

Today's kids: often they're stereotyped en masse as lazy, video game players, suffering from overprotective parents and a lack of natural sunlight and...

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Outdoor iPhone Apps: Guidebooks Go Mobile

A quick guide to outdoor adventure applications available for Apple's iPhone.

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New in our Gear Guide: Books, Maps, Software

OK, so there was a gaping hole in our Gear Guide: No actual guides; not even a single map. Well, those days are over, folks: we've just added more than...

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2009 Banff Mountain Book Festival Winners

The Banff Mountain Book Festival jury has chosen the 2009 award winners. In Grand Prize winner Revelations, Jerry Moffatt talks about the dole, subsisting on beans and tea, camping out in caves, in shacks, and under flimsy tarps at crag sites.

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Book Review: "NOLS Bear Essentials: Hiking and Camping in Bear Country"

John Gookin and Tom Reed know bear country. Both have hiked and camped among black bears and grizzlies for more than 20 years and taught hundreds of students the ropes as NOLS instructors. “NOLS Bear Essentials: Hiking and Camping in Bear Country,” is proof they know what they’re doing.

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Book Recommendation: The Survivors Club

Many of us enjoy reading a good survivor story. But, have you ever wondered about who survives these situations and why they specifically survived? Beyond the newscast sound bite, what really makes someone a member of the survivors club?

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Book Recommendation: Walking with Spring

It’s spring. So, here’s a spring book recommendation, whether you’re knee deep in mud season and can’t hit your favorite trails yet, or you need...

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Lost on a Mountain in Maine: Donn Fendler

It's arguably the classic Maine survival story—Lost on a Mountain in Maine, the story of 12-year-old Donn Fendler, who got separated from his family during a hike high on Mount Katahdin in 1939.

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2007 National Outdoor Book Awards Announced

A father and son reconnecting on an Alaskan river. This is one of the themes found among the winners of the 2007 National Outdoor Book Awards.

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