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Offline Dadio

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Favorite Books - Bushcraft/Camping/Hiking/Primitive Living
« on: February 26, 2012, 11:44:15 AM »
I know a thread of this type isn't exactly original, but I'd love to hear of your favorite bushcraft and "primitive" living books. Since I asked, here are some of mine:

Books from my youth that fed what I think is a natural interest:
Robinson Crusoe
My Side of the Mountain
Swiss Family Robinson
Last of the Mohicans
The "Little House" books
The "Sackett" series by L'Amour
Foxfire (especially 1-4)

Later, I ran across:
One Man's Wilderness
More of One Man's Wilderness
Indian Creek Chronicles
A Year in the Maine Woods
The Old Man and the Boy

Okay, your turn!
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Re: Favorite Books - Bushcraft/Camping/Hiking/Primitive Living
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 05:28:11 PM »
To add to the many good reads on your list:

"Driftwood Valley: A Woman Naturalist in the Northern Wilderness" by Theodora C. Stanwell-Fletcher.

"Hatchet" by Gary Paulson

"Scouting for Boys" by Lord Baden-Powell




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Re: Favorite Books - Bushcraft/Camping/Hiking/Primitive Living
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 06:31:56 PM »
I know a thread of this type isn't exactly original, but I'd love to hear of your favorite bushcraft and "primitive" living books. Since I asked, here are some of mine:

Books from my youth that fed what I think is a natural interest:
Robinson Crusoe
My Side of the Mountain
Swiss Family Robinson
Last of the Mohicans
The "Little House" books
The "Sackett" series by L'Amour
Foxfire (especially 1-4)

Later, I ran across:
One Man's Wilderness
More of One Man's Wilderness
Indian Creek Chronicles
A Year in the Maine Woods
The Old Man and the Boy

Okay, your turn!

There are a few favorites there from my youth as well!

Some book (non-fiction) that have been really good to read are:

Mountaineering, the Freedom of the Hills
"On Rope" published by the National Speleological Society

And there were a couple of books by John Long about climbing in Yosemite that were really good as well.

A lot of my interest in the outdoors was inspired by reading stories about climbing and mountaineering, as you can tell from these books.

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Re: Favorite Books - Bushcraft/Camping/Hiking/Primitive Living
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 07:13:32 PM »
As far as fiction goes my favorite when I was a kid was "Where a Red Fern Grows"
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