5 Great Reads for Outdoor Adventure Enthusiasts

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1. Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
Author: by Dave Canterbury
Why read it: Bushcraft 101 provides helpful advice and tips from survivalist expert Dave Canterbury. A good read on backcountry trips, wilderness survival, and practical skills for the best experiences outdoors.

2. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
Author: Ben Montgomery
Why read it: This book tells the story of 67-year old Emma Gatewood who set out for a walk from her home in Ohio that took her 800 miles across the Appalachian Trail. The tale of her solo trek was even more inspiring for putting some of the problems about the Appalachian Trail on the spotlight which prompted an improvement on its maintenance.

3. The Backpacker’s Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
Author: Rick Curtis
Why read it: The Backpacker’s Field Manual provides comprehensive information about backpacking including the best gear, equipment, and tools to choose for your backcountry adventures. The book also offers trail hacks and tips among others.

4. The Flaming Marshmallow’s Guide to Campfire Cooking
Author: Nikki Fotheringham
Why read it: This book provides 50 simple, easy-to-prepare, and delicious campfire cooking recipes that you can enjoy on your adventures in the backwoods.

5. The New Wildcrafted Cuisine: Exploring the Exotic Gastronomy of Local Terroir
Author: Pascal Baudar
Why read it: This is a great read for anyone who is interested with foraging and learning how to identify edible plants that one stumbles upon in the wild. It also features recipes for cooking foraged foods, something that could prove handy for people who want to expand their campfire cooking know-how.