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“Leonard’s durable tome (seriously, the cover is rubber) is stuffed with so many tips about surviving in the wild, you’ll be able to leave your smartphone behind.” —Entertainment Weekly, Best New Books This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won’t get lost in the woods while finding an activity he loves to do in the great outdoorswhether it’s hiking a 14er or camping on ice. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors, and expert tips and tricks, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide makes Mother Nature easier to understand than ever before. Brendan Leonard, writer, filmmaker, and outdoor adventurer, shows the reader how rewarding it can be to live life away from the computer and get outside. From mountain climbing, to skiing, sledding, and sailing, Leonard shows that you don’t need to be a risk taker to enjoy the outdoors. And if the reader does find himself at the point of man vs. nature, Leonard shares survival skills from how to bandage a wound and read a topographical map, to how to drive on sand and remove a tick from your skin—all organized thematically and written in short takeaway entries with helpful line drawings. Bound in a uniquely rugged (and waterproof!) PVC cover material, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide is a friendly way into the outdoor lifestyle, whether you're looking to dabble or go all in.
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About the Author
Brendan Leonard is a writer and filmmaker whose work focuses on travel and adventure and the human experience with both. He’s a contributing editor at Climbing, Adventure Journal, and The Dirtbag Diaries. His stories have appeared in National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Men’s Journal, and Sierra, among others. He lives in Denver, Colorado. Find him on Instagram @semi_rad.
Table of Contents
1 Man versus Wild 9
2 Staying Alive 39
3 In the Mountains 69
4 In the Water 141
5 In the Backcountry 187
6 On Snow 261
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was so great and I read it in one sitting! First of all the cover is super cool and is made of a sort of flexible silicone or something- great to carry with you when you're outside without ruining the book. The book covered information on being outside, staying alive, mountain activities, water activities, camping, and snow activities. There were a lot of lists in it which I also loved such as reading lists and packing lists for hiking, etc. This is a super great book and incredibly helpful for newbies!