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The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking

rated 3.5 of 5 stars While no book about sea kayaking is enough to make you a pro paddler (this requires training and experience), "The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking" provides a comprehensive outline of the skills required by aspiring sea kayakers. The 6th edition (2018) has been updated and revised by Wayne Horodowich, who is Derek Hutchinson's (original author) longtime friend and paddling partner. Because of the contributions of two different authors, I found some of the chapters a little disjointed and out-of-date. Full review

Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great resource for 100 of the most iconic hikes in our National Parks. Excellent skills sections. Beta on each hike from finding the trailhead to GPS coordinates. With the celebration of the 100th anniversary of our National Parks this year, it is timely to see the publication of the hiking guide The National Parks Coast to Coast, 100 Best Hikes. I was quite intrigued to see what hikes would be considered 100 of the best hikes of our National Parks. This nicely organized book starts with a two-page… Full review

Hiking North Carolina

rated 4 of 5 stars If you are hiking in North Carolina and want to visit as many trails as possible, than this is the book for you. It covers a lot of the trails available in detail. The Background This is an amazing book and I specifically purchased the eBook version to help me plan camping/hiking trips when I was in North Carolina. I used this guide to plan and go on 6 trips. I had 3 more planned but didn’t have enough time in NC to complete them all. The book provides a good level of detail on all of the locations… Full review

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

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

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Titanium is all the rage in stoves and cookware at Outdoor Retailer this summer, including these new offerings from Evernew and Jetboil. Read more
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Outdoor Retailer: Really Cool "Ultralight Backpackin’ Tips" by Mike Clelland
It's been out a few months, but fans of "Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Telemark Tips" and "Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book" will appreciate "Ultralight Backpackin’ Tips" by author-illustrator Mike Clelland from Falcon Guides. Read more
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