Jul 3, 2010 at 2:16 pm #1260799
Looking for some suggestions on some good books. Backpacking/outdoor related, good for home or on the trail. Fiction or non-fiction. Truth be told, just downloaded the kindle app on my iPhone and want to give it a try! May be my lightweight way of bringing a book into the backcountry.
Thanks!!Jul 3, 2010 at 2:28 pm #1626007
Jennifer WBPL Member
@tothetrailLocale: So. Cal.
Here are a few I can think of, off hand:
Into the Wild, Krakauer
A Walk in the Woods, Bryson
Ordeal by Hunger, Stewart
Between a Rock and a Hardplace, Ralston
Hatchet, Paulsen (series of children's literature, but really good)Jul 3, 2010 at 3:34 pm #1626024
Responding to myself, I highly recommend "Indian Creek Chronicles"Jul 3, 2010 at 3:53 pm #1626025
@sschloss1Locale: New England
The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
The Cactus Eaters by Dan White (about hiking the PCT)Jul 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm #1626039
Ryan TuckerBPL Member
how long is the battery life just running kindle?Jul 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm #1626049
I will keep you posted. I havent even started yet so I have the same questions. But if I can just run the Kindle and get a few days worth of reading that would be awesome!Jul 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm #1626051
@dirk9827Locale: Pacific Northwest
"The Long Season" by Eric Blehm. A true-life mystery about the life and disappearance of a Sierra ranger.
"Touching the Void" by Joe Simpson.
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain.
"My First Summer in the Sierra" by John Muir.Jul 3, 2010 at 5:38 pm #1626053
John NausiedaBPL Member
"Desert Solitaire", " The Brave Cowboy" , and " The Monkey Wrench Gang" by Edward Abbey. "The Brave Cowboy" was turned into the film "Lonely are the Brave" starring Kirk Douglass and said to be one of his favorite films. " The Narrow Road to the North " by Basho. "Trail Life" by Ray Jardine.Jul 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm #1626628
Piper S.BPL Member
@sbhikesLocale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
1000 mile summer, Colin FletcherJul 6, 2010 at 2:26 pm #1626670
Recently I have read and Enjoyed
"The last season" Eric Blehm
"Dances with marmotts" George Spearing
"Deep Survival" Laurence Gonzales
"Touching the Void" Joe Simpson
"Into thin air" John Krakauer
"98.6 Degrees the art of keeping your ass alive" by Cody Lundin
I recommend that you DO NOT read Survive: my fight for life in the high sierra by Peter Deleo (just finished this one on my kindle! While his survival is certainly amazing, his writing comes across as self serving, and perhaps not factual)
Im currently reading Everyday Survival by Laurence Gonzales and it seems to be more of the same like Deep Survival which I enjoyed.
next I will read A Long Trek Home: 4000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski by Erin McKittrick
edit: just realized you said kindle app for the iphone, not the kindle itself.Jul 6, 2010 at 11:11 pm #1626833
Dan MagdoffBPL Member
@highsierraguyLocale: Northern California
Wild Muir is a great book on the trail. it is 22 of John Muirs wildest stories in his own words taken straight from his journal. Great short stories!Jul 7, 2010 at 1:09 am #1626844
twig .BPL Member
Allen & Mikes really cool backpacking & Skiing
Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
Extreme AlpinismJul 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm #1627078
Tom KirchnerBPL Member
@ouzelLocale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
""The last season" Eric Blehm"
+1, although it's a bit bulky to carry on a backcountry trip.
To which I would add "Meditations of John Muir Nature's Temple" compiled and edited by Chris Highland. It's a compact little book of delightful musings and anecdotes from the field by the Godfather of Sierra Hiking.Jul 9, 2010 at 9:38 am #1627539
Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski
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