The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild (and How to Get Back in One Piece)

The Great Outdoors A User s Guide Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild and How to Get Back in One Piece 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

  • Title: The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild (and How to Get Back in One Piece)
  • Author: Brendan Leonard
  • ISBN: 9781579657079
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 outdoors whether it 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 outdoors whether 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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    1. I would like to thank Annie Mazes at Workman Press for the advanced readers copy of this book. My husband, who is an avid hiker/backpacker gave me his review. Although this book would be essential for those beginner backpackers/hikers/skiers, there were some helpful hints for the experienced. Spinning ones arms to make the blood flow to the fingers and hands as well as not to pile on socks for warmth because it restricts the circulation in ones feet. These are just two examples etched in the pag [...]

    2. An excellent introduction to how to safely and appropriately head outdoors for folks who think glamping is roughing it. The book is organized into six sections, and each one includes discussion of basic safety, techniques, gear, and some helpful tips on everything from how to drive in the snow to having sex in a tent. The six sections are: Man Versus Wild; Staying Safe; In the Mountains (my personal favourite section); In the Water; In the Backcountry; and On Snow. The book would benefit from so [...]

    3. I received this book prior to publication to review, but only got around to it after it was already published! This book was so great though- I read it in one sitting and it made me want to go on a hike! 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. T [...]

    4. Fantastic information presented in a concise, easy to read and understand format. Even being an experienced outdoorsman, I feel as if I learned a great deal from this book. Two complaints. The organization of the material, although acceptable, is far from perfect. Keep relevant information close to each other for goodness sake!Index should be at the beginning of the book, sort of a table of contents. Should help with issue #1.

    5. The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide was a great introduction and basic overview of a variety of outdoor sports/activities, safety, and other interesting tidbits of knowlege. I especially loved the section on the backcountry, as my sister and I both hike and plan to give backpacking a try this summer. The information there will definately help us a lot in prepping for our first trip and managing the experienece to make it as enjoyable as possible while we are in the wilderness.

    6. Quick read. A nice general all around Q&A book. I think it's great for beginner's starting out, and then as you refine you're interests you can find other more in-depth books on specific topics. Loved the way the sections were divided- makes it easy to find what you're looking for. If you have extra space in your backpack, I recommend bringing it along.

    7. The Great Outdoors by Brendan Leonard is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late March.Yes, this book is packed to the gills with many, many things that need to be known in big, double-spaced text and with minimalist graphics, but chapters are loosely gathered around one overlying topic with Q&A-style snippets of information. And, when I refer to snippets, I'm referring to information that barely interrelates and darts off like a bloodhound following five different trails. So, basically, [...]

    8. Good read for outdoor enthusiasts and beginners alike. There were some pretty common sense things included but if you're brand new to the outdoors, they may not be common sense. And there were definitely some tips that I had never considered. I'll be keeping this one on the shelf for a handy reference for sure.

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