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Recent Camping/Hiking/Backpacking Book Reviews

Falcon Guides Ultralight Backpackin' Tips

rated 2 of 5 stars The good/beneficial advice presented in this book simply cannot make up for the REALLY BAD opinions that the author brings forth as part of Ultralight (UL) backpacking. <<I borrowed it = Library book>> Opinions are like armpits--Everyone has a couple and some of them stink. The problem is when someone with stinky opinions gets himself published, many begin to accept those opinions as fact. Mike Clelland has had the good fortune of finding a publisher looking to cash in on the UL craze. Full review

The Ultimate Hang An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping

rated 4 of 5 stars Very good book for beginners. This book gave an understanding of hammock camping. It gives you the knowledge to ask the questions you need to know. The reasons for not giving 5 stars is no book can answer all question. A must-read for anybody just starting in hammock camping. I recommend electronic copy from Amazon as it's cheaper. Full review

The Ultimate Hang An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping

rated 5 of 5 stars Derek Hansen's "The Ultimate Hang" is a must read for anyone serious (or curious) about becoming a hammock hanger. Hansen thoroughly covers the information relevant to hammock camping in an easy-to-understand manner. The illustrations are both whimsical and informative, reminding the reader that hammock hanging is ultimately about enjoyment. This book should be in every hanger's library. Hammock camping is not an intuitive practice. While most people can pitch a tent and crawl into a sleeping bag,… Full review

Pro-Knot Outdoor Knots - Waterproof Plastic Fan Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Small and lightweight, it has all the key knots that an average backpacker, Boy Scout, or outdoors person may need. What is it and when to use it? Just recently bought this from an online marketplace. Was just over $4 and while that seems a bit expensive for info on only 20 knots, I personally think it was a great investment. I thought that I would like to learn some knots that could be used not only while hiking or backpacking, but also used around the the house or in any situation if needed.  There… Full review

Speer Hammocks Hammock Camping - The Complete Guide to Greater Comfort, Convenience and Freedom

rated 5 of 5 stars Here's the book that covers the whole field of hiking with a hammock. It clearly informed me of the advantages of hammocks in general, but more important, it helped me to take the next step. Not being a "craft" guy, I ordered the Speer hammock with a extra large tarp. It works just fine! Thanks for the book you wrote and chatting with me on handling all kinds of weather. Plan on using the Peapod next week on the AT. It seems to be able to work well, and if this gear works as well as the hammock… Full review

Falcon Guides Outdoor Knots: The Knots You Need to Know

rated 4 of 5 stars Good book for those wanting to learn the basics and a little more. I really dig this book. It's a great intro book to knots. Even set up for those needing to refresh or just step up from knowing only a handful. This knowledge is great to have for any outdoorsman. Full review

Random House The Complete Walker IV

rated 3 of 5 stars Really good book.. Lots of info in it. Got this book used on Amazon. It's good, don't get me wrong, it's just a massive amount of info. I still have yet to finish it. Mostly because I can only read 2 or 3 pages at a time. There are other editions on Amazon for sale. Make sure if you check it out to get IV; III was written in the '80s or the early '90s... so the info in those are old. Full review

Justin Lichter Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker's Insights Into Hiking and Backpacking

rated 4.5 of 5 stars "Trail Tested" is a book aimed at providing a broad spectrum of advice on hiking and backpacking for the novice as well as seasoned hiker wanting to expand their horizons. The author wants to spread his love of the great outdoors to others, and introduce them to the great sport of hiking and backpacking and help ease them into it by providing some sound advice and cost-saving strategies. Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker’s insights into Hiking and Backpacking By Justin “Trauma” Lichter Printed in… Full review

National Geographic The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the better books on outdoor gear supported by personal insights based on experience. I've reached the point where I'm fairly gear-literate. I know about tarps vs tents, quilts vs sleeping bags, leaving unnecessary gear behind to save weight, etc etc etc.  But what I found refreshing about Mr. Skurka's book (Andrew--does he ever go by Andy?) is APPLICATION. That's where I am in my outdoor development, I want to know from those who have logged a few thousand (or few ten-thousands) of miles… Full review

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Pro-Knot Outdoor Knots - Waterproof Plastic Fan Pack
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Pro-Knot
Outdoor Knots - Waterproof Plastic Fan Pack
$5
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Appalachian Trail Data Book, 2013
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Appalachian Trail Data Book, 2013
$7
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Appalachian Trail Data Book 2014
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Appalachian Trail Data Book 2014
$7
The Mountaineers Books Don't Forget the Duct Tape - Tips and Tricks for Repairing Outdoor Gear
The Mountaineers Books
Don't Forget the Duct Tape - Tips and Tricks for Repairing Outdoor Gear
$8
Random House Fred and Ted Go Camping
Random House
Fred and Ted Go Camping
$9
NOLS Bear Essentials
NOLS
Bear Essentials
$10
Riverbend Publishing Hiking with Grizzlies - Lessons Learned
Riverbend Publishing
Hiking with Grizzlies - Lessons Learned
$11
Morris Publishing Trailside Navigation - Map & Compass
Morris Publishing
Trailside Navigation - Map & Compass
$13
Appalachian Mountain Club Winterwise: A Backpacker's Guide
Appalachian Mountain Club
Winterwise: A Backpacker's Guide
$13
Northern Lights Publishing Pocket Guide to Hiking/Backpacking
Northern Lights Publishing
Pocket Guide to Hiking/Backpacking
$13
Workman Publishing Camp Out! The Ultimate Kids' Guide from the Backyard to the Backwoods
Workman Publishing
Camp Out! The Ultimate Kids' Guide from the Backyard to the Backwoods
$13
Falcon Guides Lighten Up! A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking
Falcon Guides
Lighten Up! A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking
$13 MSRP
Falcon Guides Trailside Navigation
Falcon Guides
Trailside Navigation
$13 MSRP
Falcon Guides Babes in the Woods
Falcon Guides
Babes in the Woods
$13 MSRP
Falcon Guides Ultralight Backpackin' Tips
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Falcon Guides
Ultralight Backpackin' Tips
$15
Chicago Review Press Kids Camp!
Chicago Review Press
Kids Camp!
$15
The Mountaineers Books Leave Leave No Trace - A Guide to the New Wilderness Etiquette
The Mountaineers Books
Leave Leave No Trace - A Guide to the New Wilderness Etiquette
$15
Falcon Guides Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book
Falcon Guides
Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book
$15
The Mountaineers Books Wilderness Navigation
The Mountaineers Books
Wilderness Navigation
$15
The Mountaineers Books The Outdoor Knots Book
The Mountaineers Books
The Outdoor Knots Book
$15 MSRP
Random House A Walk In The Woods
Random House
A Walk In The Woods
$16
Three Rivers Press The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
Three Rivers Press
The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
$16
The Mountaineers Books Day Hiker's Handbook
The Mountaineers Books
Day Hiker's Handbook
$17
Stackpole Books How To Hike The AT - The Nitty Gritty Details of a Long Distance Trek
Stackpole Books
How To Hike The AT - The Nitty Gritty Details of a Long Distance Trek
$17
NOLS Wilderness Navigation
NOLS
Wilderness Navigation
$17
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Women & Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Women & Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail
$17 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Hiking Light Handbook
The Mountaineers Books
Hiking Light Handbook
$18
 
Falcon Guides
Advanced Outdoor Navigation
$18 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Best Groomed Cross-Country Ski Trails in Oregon
The Mountaineers Books
Best Groomed Cross-Country Ski Trails in Oregon
$19
National Geographic The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
National Geographic
The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide
$20
Wiley Be Expert with Map and Compass
Wiley
Be Expert with Map and Compass
$20
Lyons Press Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Navigation
Lyons Press
Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Navigation
$20 MSRP
Justin Lichter Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker's Insights Into Hiking and Backpacking
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Justin Lichter
Trail Tested: A Thru-Hiker's Insights Into Hiking and Backpacking
$20 MSRP
For Dummies Camping for Dummies
For Dummies
Camping for Dummies
$20
The Mountaineers Books Snow Travel: Climbing, Hiking, and Crossing Over Snow
The Mountaineers Books
Snow Travel: Climbing, Hiking, and Crossing Over Snow
$22
NOLS Expedition Planning
NOLS
Expedition Planning
$22
 
HarperCollins
The Dangerous Book for Boys
$27
The Ultimate Hang An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)

The Ultimate Hang An Illustrated Guide to Hammock Camping
Gaye Grabill Jace Gets Lost, Jace Gets Found
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gaye Grabill
Jace Gets Lost, Jace Gets Found
Speer Hammocks Hammock Camping - The Complete Guide to Greater Comfort, Convenience and Freedom
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Speer Hammocks
Hammock Camping - The Complete Guide to Greater Comfort, Convenience and Freedom
Falcon Guides Outdoor Knots: The Knots You Need to Know
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Falcon Guides
Outdoor Knots: The Knots You Need to Know
Ragged Mountain Press Ultralight Backpacker
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Ragged Mountain Press
Ultralight Backpacker
Random House The Complete Walker IV
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Random House
The Complete Walker IV
Falcon Guides Using a GPS
Falcon Guides
Using a GPS
Falcon Guides Outward Bound Backpacker's Handbook
Falcon Guides
Outward Bound Backpacker's Handbook
Wilderness Press Outdoor Navigation With GPS
Wilderness Press
Outdoor Navigation With GPS
 
Menasha Ridge Press
Complete Book of Fire: Building Campfires for Warmth, Light, Cooking, and Survival
Stackpole Books Backpacker and Hiker's Handbook
Stackpole Books
Backpacker and Hiker's Handbook
Falcon Guides Backpacking Basics: Planning, Preparing, and Packing
Falcon Guides
Backpacking Basics: Planning, Preparing, and Packing
 
AlpenBooks
The Forgotten Skills DVD
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