Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Hiking & Camping. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living
Prepare your home and family for any life-threatening catastrophe with this step-by-step survivalist guide filled with techniques, strategies, and DIY projects from a lifelong prepping expertThe preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social collapse caused by pandemic, failure of the grid or other long-term crises. Government pamphlets and other prepping books tell you how to hold out through an emergency until services are restored. This book teaches you how to survive when nothing returns to normal for weeks, months or even years, including: Practical water collection for drinking and hygieneStoring, growing, hunting and foraging for foodFirst aid and medical treatments when there’s no doctorTechniques and tactics for fortifying and defending your homeCommunity-building strategies for creating a new society
- Author: Jim Cobb
- Publisher: Ulysses Press (March 8, 2020)
- Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Hiking & Camping
- ISBN: 978-1612432731
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.47 x 9 inches
2. Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
“With advice on not just getting along, but truly reconnecting with the great outdoors, Dave Canterbury’s treasure trove of world-renowned wisdom and experience comes to life within these pages.” —Bustle A New York Times Bestseller in Sports and Travel! The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry! Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages--this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you'll also discover detailed information on: Choosing the right items for your kit. Manufacturing needed tools and supplies. Collecting and cooking food. Protecting yourself from the elements. With Canterbury's guidance, you'll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation, you'll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you've never imagined.
- Author: Dave Canterbury
- Publisher: Adams Media; 1st edition (September 1, 2014)
- Genre: Reference, Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
- ISBN: 978-1440579776
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.44 inches
3. The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills (Natural Navigation)
Turn every walk into a game of detection—from master outdoorsman Tristan Gooley, New York Times -bestselling author of The Secret World of Weather and The Natural Navigator When writer and navigator Tristan Gooley journeys outside, he sees a natural world filled with clues. The roots of a tree indicate the sun’s direction; the Big Dipper tells the time; a passing butterfly hints at the weather; a sand dune reveals prevailing wind; the scent of cinnamon suggests altitude; a budding flower points south. To help you understand nature as he does, Gooley shares more than 850 tips for forecasting, tracking, and more, gathered from decades spent walking the landscape around his home and around the world. Whether you’re walking in the country or city, along a coastline, or by night, this is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal—if you only know how to look! Publisher’s Note: The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs was previously published in the UK under the title The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs.
- Author: Tristan Gooley
- Publisher: The Experiment; Illustrated edition (July 31, 2015)
- Genre: Science & Math, Astronomy & Space Science
- ISBN: 978-1615192410
- Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches
4. Total Survival: How to Organize Your Life, Home, Vehicle, and Family for Natural Disasters, Civil Unrest, Financial Meltdowns, Medical Epidemics, and Political Upheaval
Knowing that no survival book can cover every conceivable aspect of surviving in every conceivable situation, in Total Survival , veteran survivalist James C. Jones delivers tips that cover the most likely needs of readers and for which there is useful and practical instruction. His goal is to share a variety of practical survival skills, principles, and ideas in an easy-to read format that will aid the reader in becoming stronger, safer, and more self-reliant. The ten principles of survival that Jones sets out are derived from analysis of true survival accounts. Studies of why some people survived fires, plane crashes, assaults, and other deadly situations while others in the same situations perished confirm that these principles made the difference. Although the data and concepts in Total Survival are derived from accounts of acute disasters—such as tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and epidemics—they apply equally well to chronic disasters, such as economic decline, shortages, unemployment, climate change, and personal family or health issues. In reality, all of life is a survival challenge, and a survival emergency is just a high-intensity life test. These ten survival principles are the key to success in everyday life, especially during an emergency.
- Author: James C. Jones
- Publisher: Skyhorse (February 26, 2019)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Sports & Outdoors
5. Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 62 Parks (Travel Guide)
They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks . Inside you'll find: Coverage of all 62 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by region Strategic lists and itineraries: Choose from lists of the best parks for hiking, wildlife, families, and scenic drives or make your way down the list of the top ten national parks experiences across the country The best outdoor adventures in every park, including backpacking, biking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, and more, plus detailed hike descriptions and trail maps marked with distance, duration, effort level, and trailheads National parks road trips with driving times and advice for linking multiple parks, interesting stops between them, and nearby attractions and state parks Comprehensive planning resources: With maps and transportation tips, you'll have the tools to explore each park or region individually, or visit multiple for an epic national parks trip Expert advice from former park guide Becky Lomax on how to avoid crowds , what time of year to visit, and where to stay inside and outside the parks, from campgrounds to hotels Know before you go: Find essential background on climate, terrain, wildlife, history, and safety precautions, plus practical information on park fees, passes, and reservations, including how to obtain and use a National Parks Pass Gorgeous, full-color photos throughout, plus a handy keepsake section for your national parks stamps and a detachable fold-out poster map Whether you're trekking to striking vistas, rafting a wild river, or camping under the stars, find your park adventure with Moon USA National Parks . For more in-depth information on a specific park, check out one of Moon's national parks travel guides.
- Author: Becky Lomax
- Publisher: Moon Travel; 2nd edition (October 13, 2020)
- Genre: Travel, Specialty Travel
- ISBN: 978-1640499188
- Dimensions: 5.45 x 1.3 x 8.4 inches
6. Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder
Isn’t it time you stopped walking on eggshells? Learn how with this fully revised and updated third edition of a self-help classic—now with more than one million copies sold! Do you feel manipulated, controlled, or lied to? Are you the focus of intense, violent, and irrational rages? Do you feel you are ‘walking on eggshells’ to avoid the next confrontation? If the answer is ‘yes,’ someone you care about may have borderline personality disorder (BPD)—a mood disorder that causes negative self-image, emotional instability, and difficulty with interpersonal relationships. Stop Walking on Eggshells has already helped more than a million people with friends and family members suffering from BPD understand this difficult disorder, set boundaries, and help their loved ones stop relying on dangerous BPD behaviors. This fully revised third edition has been updated with the very latest BPD research on comorbidity, extensive new information about narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), the effectiveness of schema therapy, and coping and communication skills you can use to stabilize your relationship with the BPD or NPD sufferer in your life. This compassionate guide will enable you to: Make sense out of the chaos Stand up for yourself and assert your needs Defuse arguments and conflicts Protect yourself and others from violent behavior If you’re ready to bring peace and stability back into your life, this time-tested guide will show you how, one confident step at a time.
- Author: Paul Mason
- Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 3rd edition (December 1, 2020)
- Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
- ISBN: 978-1684036899
7. The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An indispensable guide to surviving everything from an extended wilderness exploration to a day-long boat trip, with hard-earned advice from the host of the show MeatEater as seen on Netflix For anyone planning to spend time outside, The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival is the perfect antidote to the sensationalism of the modern survival genre. Informed by the real-life experiences of renowned outdoorsman Steven Rinella, its pages are packed with tried-and-true tips, techniques, and gear recommendations. Among other skills, readers will learn about old-school navigation and essential satellite tools, how to build a basic first-aid kit and apply tourniquets, and how to effectively purify water using everything from ancient methods to cutting-edge technologies. This essential guide delivers hard-won insights and know-how garnered from Rinella’s own experiences and mistakes and from his trusted crew of expert hunters, anglers, emergency-room doctors, climbers, paddlers, and wilderness guides—with the goal of making any reader feel comfortable and competent while out in the wild.
- Author: Steven Rinella
- Publisher: Random House (December 1, 2020)
- Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Outdoor Cooking
- ISBN: 978-0593129692
- Dimensions: 6.25 x 1.02 x 9.5 inches
8. Complete Dehydrator Cookbook: How to Dehydrate Fruit, Vegetables, Meat & More
The Complete Dehydrator Cookbook : the definitive guide to deliciously easy meals From sun-dried produce in ancient Egypt to salty air-dried fish aboard Viking ships, dehydration is one of the oldest, most versatile methods of preservation―creating foods that are compact, perfect for traveling, and great for a quick snack or backup meal. The Complete Dehydrator Cookbook is your all-in-one guide to easy, affordable home drying, pairing delicious dehydrated foods with easy-to-navigate guidance to get you drying in no time. Whether you’re preserving seasonal crops or making protein-packed camping snacks, this dehydrator cookbook takes you through the ins and outs of dehydrating, storing, and rehydrating a wide variety of foods. The Complete Dehydrator Cookbook is also brimming with 125 simple dehydrator recipes for everything from stews and curries to herbal teas and spice blends to ready-to-eat breads, crackers, and cookies. The Complete Dehydrator Cookbook includes: A to Z drying ―Explore the essential equipment you’ll need, troubleshooting tips, and detailed directions on how to dehydrate more than 75 different kinds of food, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, yogurt, tofu, meat, pasta, rice, and more. Dehydrated dishes ―Enjoy a variety of deliciously healthy recipes in this dehydrator cookbook, including just-add-water instant meals, and snacks like fruit leathers, chips, and jerky. Low temp, big flavors ―Raw foodists will find plenty of low-temp, plant-based foods to make, like Mixed Vegetable Bread, Sweet and Salty Dried Almonds, and Double-Chocolate Biscotti. Whether you’re on the go or snacking at home, the portable dishes in this dehydrator cookbook will add some deliciousness to your pantry.
- Author: Carole Cancler
- Publisher: Rockridge Press (April 28, 2020)
- Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Kitchen Appliances
- ISBN: 978-1646117017
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.61 x 9.25 inches
9. The Prepper's Medical Handbook
The basis of adequate prepping is being prepared for both common and dire events that may occur under the worst of all possible circumstances. These circumstances might include the breakdown in normal emergency support services (such as calling 911), the lack of an ability to obtain additional supplies, and the probability that you will not be able to rely on anyone but members of your immediate group or yourself. Prepping requires forethought with regard to food, water supplies, power, and protection – all areas of significant technical preparation. Self-reliant medical care is no exception. This book provides the basis of prevention, identification, and long-term management of survivable medical conditions and can be performed with minimal training. It helps you identify sources of materials you will need and should stock-pile, it discusses storage issues, and directs you to sources for more complex procedures that require advanced concepts of field-expedient techniques used by trained medical persons such as surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, or midwifes and obstetricians.
- Author: William Forgey M.D.
- Publisher: Lyons Press; Illustrated edition (March 24, 2020)
- Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Miscellaneous
- ISBN: 978-1493046942
- Dimensions: 5.94 x 0.91 x 9.09 inches
10. I Hate You--Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality
A revised and updated edition of the bestselling guide to understanding borderline personality disorder. After more than two decades as the essential guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), this new edition now reflects the most up- to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder as well as connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, ADHD, and eating disorders. Both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic advancements point to real hope for success in the treatment and understanding of BPD. This expanded and revised edition remains as accessible and useful as its predecessor and will reestablish this book as the go-to source for those diagnosed with BPD, their family, friends, and colleagues, as well as professionals and students in the field.
- Author: Jerold J. Kreisman
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness