Hand-picked books about the adventurous life.

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide 2nd EditionThe Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail

By Andrew Skurka.

Skurka is a well-known long distance hiker who was the first to complete the 6,875-mile Great Western Loop and the 7,775-mile Sea-to-Sea Route, among many other hiking and endurance adventures. So he knows about traveling fast, light, and going solo. An essential guide to planning your long-term hike, now in its second edition.


John Muir Trail: The essential guide to hiking America's most famous trailJohn Muir Trail: The essential guide to hiking America’s most famous trail

By Elizabeth Wenk with Kathy Morey

This book has very detailed descriptions of the iconic trail, from main features, flora and fauna to watch for, tempting side trails to explore, and details of individual camp sites, along with a good bit of history about the trail along the way.


Ultralight Backpackin' TipsUltralight Backpackin’ Tips

By Mike Clelland

This excellent, slim volume jam-packed with 153 useful and often humorous tips about the finer points of going ultralight. It’s full of Clelland’s great illustrations.



How to Shit in the WoodsHow to Shit in the Woods

By Kathleen Meyer

This seminal work was first published in 1989 and is now in its 3rd edition. With the focus firmly on lessening the environmental impact  of human waste, the book tells it like it is, and is as entertaining as it is important.