Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 41
  1. #11

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    SoCal
    Hammock
    DIY Grizz Bridge
    Tarp
    WB BMJ
    Insulation
    Z Lite + SPE
    Suspension
    Straps, whoops
    Posts
    336

    Books

    Quote Originally Posted by flyaddict View Post
    The last Season by Eric Blehm or A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.
    On a recent hike, a friend also recommended The Last Season and Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption. Can't wait to get my hands on those books.

    I'm currently reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Probably not what you want to read just before going to sleep...

    SoCal Mike

  2. #12
    Scottybdiving's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Spicewood, TX
    Hammock
    WBBB, Switchback 1.9 SL & 1.9 DL
    Tarp
    BDWD, AE Hard Rock
    Insulation
    Incubator, Burrow
    Suspension
    Webbing & Rings
    Posts
    736
    "The Complete Walker" - Colin Fletcher
    "The Man Who Walked Throough Time" - Colin Fletcher
    "The Exploration of the Colorado River and It's Canyons" - John Wesley Powell 1869
    "Over The Edge: Death in Grand Canyon" - Michael Ghiglieri & Tom Myers
    "Grand Obsession" - Elias Butler & Tom myers
    We are now ready to start our way down the Great Unknown.We are three quarters of a mile in the depth of the earth.We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknow river yet to explore.What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls rise over the river, we know not. Ah, well! We may conjecture many things. The men talk as cheerfully as ever; jests are bandied about freely this morning; but to me the cheer is somber and the jests are ghastly. Powell 1869

  3. #13
    kayak karl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    South, South Jersey
    Posts
    3,172
    Images
    7
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

  4. #14
    Senior Member Moel Siabod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    UK
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Cuben
    Insulation
    Down TQ & UQ
    Suspension
    DIY dyneema whoops
    Posts
    237
    Good read
    I like the way you approached this question Karl. I might even give that one a read.

    Another suggestion from me is 'One Man's Wilderness' by Sam Keith.

  5. #15
    New Member Greenflowers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Bailey Colorado
    Hammock
    12ft dream hammock freebird
    Tarp
    Cuben 4s,
    Insulation
    incubator/burro
    Suspension
    Straps/Woopies
    Posts
    38
    Images
    3
    The monkey wrench gang, edward abbey.

  6. #16
    harrellt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Arkadelphia, AR
    Hammock
    Den Mother DIY
    Tarp
    Superfly/Noah's 12
    Insulation
    leighlo UQ-DIY TQ
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    376
    Images
    13
    Peace Like a River by Leif Enger was enjoyable last time I was out. It's a little hokey, but Louis Lamour's Chick Bodrie shorts work great if you have the kids in tow.

    On a sorta related note, take your ipod and download some dirtbag diary podcasts. Great stories of folks living the dirtbag lifestyle. In the woods... all the time!

  7. #17
    Senior Member Moel Siabod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    UK
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Cuben
    Insulation
    Down TQ & UQ
    Suspension
    DIY dyneema whoops
    Posts
    237
    Quote Originally Posted by Jayson View Post
    I have something on the order of 200+ e-books on my phone. In general have 3-4 on the go at any time.
    This is an interesting point. Since mine was trashed by a slight ingress of rain, I never take a smartphone hiking any more. The battery life was stupidly poor. Also I feel happier hiking when I'm not distracted by so much technology.

    Now I carry a 10 phone. The battery lasts for 2 weeks. It has a torch, camera, alarm etc. and it can even make calls!

    So following on, I prefer to carry an actual paper book, which at a pinch could double as a fire lighter.

    Each to there own.

    Jayson...how do you make your battery last on hike?

  8. #18
    Fronkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grass Valley, Ca
    Hammock
    DIY "The Crippler"
    Tarp
    "Cuben Refugee"
    Insulation
    DIY "The Ex-gf"
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    5,085
    "The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead" by Max Brooks

    "The Werewolf's Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten" by Ritch Duncan

    "Bear Attacks: The Deadly Truth" by James Gary Shelton



    Fronkey

  9. #19
    Fronkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grass Valley, Ca
    Hammock
    DIY "The Crippler"
    Tarp
    "Cuben Refugee"
    Insulation
    DIY "The Ex-gf"
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    5,085
    Right now I am reading "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed which has been a fun read. It's on the NY Times best sellers list too.

    Also, Conquering the Impossible was an amazing book.

    Fronkey

  10. #20
    Senior Member Moel Siabod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    UK
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Cuben
    Insulation
    Down TQ & UQ
    Suspension
    DIY dyneema whoops
    Posts
    237
    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    "The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead" by Max Brooks

    "The Werewolf's Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten" by Ritch Duncan

    "Bear Attacks: The Deadly Truth" by James Gary Shelton



    Fronkey
    Not sure I'd sleep too well if I read any of those b4 dozing off. lol

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •