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Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should Read

Looking for the best Outdoor books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. The Dehydrator Cookbook for Outdoor Adventurers: Healthy, Delicious Recipes for Backpacking and Beyond (2019)

Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should ReadHearty meals for the trail―from your dehydrator to your destination.Want to dig into a warm, delicious meal in the wilderness without filling your pack with heavy ingredients? It’s easy with The Dehydrator Cookbook for Outdoor Adventurers. Just prep your favorite recipes from the book to dehydrate at home―to savor when you’re far from home.This dehydrator cookbook includes easy instructions for cooking, dehydrating, storing, and reconstituting all kinds of foods. Try recipes for Lemony Lentil Salad, Salmon and Roasted Sweet Potato Hash, Porter-Infused Chili with Bacon, and more. Choose the perfect lightweight dishes to keep your…
Author(s): Julie Mosier

2. Outdoor Leadership: Theory and Practice (2017)

Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should ReadOutdoor Leadership, Second Edition, is the definitive text for developing student leadership in outdoor and adventure settings throughout the world. Crafted by an author team internationally recognized for their research, teaching, and experience in outdoor and adventure leadership, this new edition provides students with the foundational knowledge they need to develop as competent professionals in the field. Through Outdoor Leadership, Second Edition, students are introduced to eight core competencies that the authors consider essential to outdoor…
Author(s): Bruce Martin, Mary Breunig, et al.

3. Outdoor Emergency Care (5th Edition) (EMR) (2011)

Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should ReadDeveloped in partnership with the National Ski Patrol, offers relevant, invaluable content for all emergency first responders working in an outdoor environment. The contributing authors and reviewers are highly respected experts in education in the outdoor emergency care community. The vast  experience of  these individuals, combined with over 90 years of EMS work and ski patrolling from the editors alone, has been incorporated into every chapter of this text, providing you with a learning resource that is rich in practical knowledge. This book should be used not only as an…
Author(s): National Ski Patrol, Edward C. McNamara, et al.

4. Outdoor Survival Skills (1997)

Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should ReadOutdoor Survival Skills has taught three generations of wilderness adventurers how to survive in nature without expensive purchased equipment, instead drawing on knowledge of the land and carefully tested techniques, many of them ancient, for finding or creating shelter, fire, tools, water, and plant and animal foods. In this new edition, anecdotes from the author’s lifetime of experience provide thrilling examples of the skills and attitudes that ensure survival outdoors. #195,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #454 in Hiking & Camping Instructional Guides #75 in Outdoor Survival Skills #214 in Safety & First Aid…
Author(s): Larry Dean Olsen, Robert Redford

5. Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible (2006)

Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should ReadWith 512 full color pages and 1120 full color photographs and illustrations, Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible is the most complete cultivation book available. The Fifth Edition of the former Indoor Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor Bible was originally published in 1983, when it immediately became a best seller. More than 500,000 copies of the Indoor Bible are in print in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish. New greenhouse and outdoor growing chapters make this a book both indoor and outdoor growers will keep under thumb. The other 15 chapters (17 total) are all updated…
Author(s): Jorge Cervantes

6. The National Outdoor Leadership School’s Wilderness Guide: The Classic Handbook, Revised and Updated (1999)

Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should ReadThe classic backpacker’s handbook—revised and updated—providing expert guidelines for anyone who loves the outdoors.The Wilderness Guide brings the savvy of the world’s most famous and respected outdoor organization to everyone—from the sixteen million backpacking Americans to the more than 265 million people, tenderfeet and trail-hardened hikers, who visit our national parks annually. It covers: -Selecting equipment—including discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of products such as the internal frame pack, lighter-weight boots, and freestanding tents -The latest “leave…
Author(s): Mark Harvey

7. The Outdoor Table: The Ultimate Cookbook for Your Next Backyard BBQ, Front-Porch Meal, Tailgate, or Picnic (2015)

Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should ReadWhen most people say they are going out to eat, they usually mean out to a restaurant. But it could mean a front porch brunch with your closest friends; a nighttime concert in the park; a tailgate party at the stadium; a moonlit dinner at the drive-in movie theater; or a picnic at a vineyard.Whether at a planned event or just an impromptu cookout in the backyard with your friends and neighbors, The Outdoor Table is your guide to creating portable dishes that you can prepare ahead of time and serve cold or at room temperature when you get to your destination that your family and friends will…
Author(s): April McKinney

8. Managing Outdoor Recreation: Case Studies in the National Parks (2017)

Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should ReadThis fully updated second edition presents a conceptual framework of outdoor recreation management in the form of a series of management matrices. It then illustrates this framework through new and updated case studies in US national parks and concludes with the principles of outdoor recreation management.Written by a team of authors with extensive academic and practical experience in the field of outdoor recreation, the book:- Develops and presents a matrix-based framework of strategies and practices for managing outdoor recreation in a sustainable way.- Illustrates applications of the best management practices through a…
Author(s): Robert E. Manning, Laura E. Anderson, et al.

9. Building Outdoor Kitchens for Every Budget (Creative Homeowner) DIY Instructions and Over 300 Photos to Bring Attractive, Functional Kitchens within Reach of Budget-Conscious Homeowners (2014)

Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should ReadEveryone wants an outdoor kitchen, but most people think they can’t afford one… this book will fix that! Incorporating lots of design ideas, plenty of dream kitchens for inspiration, step-by-step instruction, and clear how-to photographs, Building Outdoor Kitchens for Every Budget shows the budget-conscious homeowner how you can bring attractive and functional outdoor kitchens within your reach.This book includes more than 300 photographs and plenty of DIY-friendly projects, which look and act like expensive professional projects at a fraction of the price! It shows you how to build lightweight “masonry” counters using steel studs…
Author(s): Steve Cory, Home Improvement, et al.

10. Outdoor Leadership: Technique, Common Sense, & Self-Confidence (1997)

Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should Read* Only handbook available on outdoor leadership* Skills taught are applicable to all endeavors and vocations* Sidebars written by noted outdoor leaders Leadership is not a set of rules, but an art. It’s not just skills and techniques, but a subjective blend of personality and style. A good leader must have self-confidence, intuition, compassion, and common sense. Can leadership be taught? Yes, according to author John Graham, who has spent a lifetime exploring the role of leadership in numerous venues. But, Graham points out, it’s not just mastery from the head, it’s also learning how to monitor the…
Author(s): John Graham

11. The Outdoor Athlete (2008)

Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should ReadMore than 160 million American adults participated in outdoor activities or adventure sports in 2005, according to the Outdoor Industry Foundation. While biking, trail running, and hiking remain the most popular, other activities like snowshoeing and mountaineering surge in popularity each year. Outdoor sport enthusiasts show incredible dedication to their endeavors, and The Outdoor Athlete is the ideal training manual to help them hike longer, paddle farther, ski faster, and climb higher. The Outdoor Athlete is the most comprehensive training guide available, with 65…
Author(s): Courtenay Schurman, Doug Schurman

Best Outdoor Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some outdoor books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Outdoor Fundamentals: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Safe

Author(s): Elizabeth K. Andre
Publisher: The Teaching Company, Year: 2019-08, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2395944

Outdoor Knots A Pocket Guide to the Most Common Knots, Hitches, Splices, and Lashings

Author(s): Cliff Jacobson
Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2349562

Advances in human factors in sports, injury prevention and outdoor recreation proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Sports, Injury Prevention and Outdoor Recreation, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Author(s):
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2018, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2134594

Building-Integrated Photovoltaic Systems (BIPVS): Performance and Modeling Under Outdoor Conditions

Author(s): Andrés Julián Aristizábal Cardona,Carlos Arturo Páez Chica,Daniel Hernán Ospina Barragán
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2180063

Wireless Sensor Networks: Deployment Strategies for Outdoor Monitoring

Author(s): Fadi Al-Turjman
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2018, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2197656

Wireless sensor networks : deployment strategies for outdoor monitoring

Author(s): Al-Turjman, Fadi
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2018, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2205530

Preventing Fatal Incidents in School and Youth Group Camps and Excursions: Understanding the Unthinkable

Author(s): Andrew Brookes
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2219789

The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Outdoor Learning

Author(s): Tonia Gray, Denise Mitten
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2219791

Hike It Baby: 100 Awesome Outdoor Adventures with Babies and Toddlers

Author(s): Shanti Hodges
Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2018, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2224984

DadVentures: Amazing Outdoor Adventures for Daring Dads and Fearless Kids

Author(s): Alex Gregory
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, Year: 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2224997

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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