>/out/ must read booksFrom fiction, to survival stories, to learning skills to plants guide. Post them.
>>1495639I like the tactical placement of the book
>>1495639I've been reading growth of the soil by Knut Hamsun and I highly recommend it >>1495673good filename
>>1495639Cliche But Ok
>>1495683Hello me Tx lady, I thought of you and your ancestor regarding this book which was given me.
This, easily one of my favourite books.>On the occasion of their honeymoon, Thor Heyerdahl and his first wife Liv determined to escape from civilization, and to "return to nature". They nominally had an academic mission, to research the spread of animal species between islands, but in reality they intended to "run away to the South Seas" and never return home.
>>1495764I should point out it was written in the 50s, about things that happened in the 1930s before the war. It's kind of sad because the world described in the book doesn't really exist now. Still, it's a great read and I recommend it to anyone interested
>>1495757It's breddy gud, I enjoyed imagining what I was reading as being the every day reality he saw and lived.
>>1495779get out of here stalker
this book is a wacky ride, god-tier fantasy
Only because I have the picture from a /k/owboy thread and the passages describing the desert landscapes in biblical prose are fantastic
anyone else read L'Amour?
>>1495893he's a bit formulaicI prefer Zane GreyL'Amour was superior for the short story or poem though. Smoke from this Alter was great.
>>1495639I also like to look at the eat the weeds website, the dude is from florida.
>>1495941Based and nature pilled.
>>1495683>painting toes as a maleAbsolutely degeneracy
>>1495673I was just there.I enjoyed every other Utah NP, but Arches was absolute filth. I left feeling disgusted.
>>1495673Deserves to be bulldozed if masses of people are going to ruin it.
>>1496186>I enjoyed every other Utah NP, but Arches was absolute filth.Meanwhile at zion NP, the virgin river is literally filthy with fecal matterhttps://www.nps.gov/articles/ncpn_zion_wq16.htm
>>1496187Bulldoze the parking lots, the (((visitors centers))), the shuttles, the shitters, the roads. Bulldoze the power plants, the warehouses, the server farms. Bulldoze every vinyl siding clad placeless hell.Here Come Rome Plows!
This was a really comfy read while /out/
>>1496208One of my favouritesAlso, The book of camping and woodcraft for non-fiction and The call of the wild for fiction
>>1495639Been reading Longmire lately, is p good
>>1495910I like Grey just as well as L'Amour. I inherited my grandfather's L'Amour collection a few years ago. I will agree that L'amour is formulaic for a lot of his writing. My favorites by him are Reilly's Luck, the earlier Sackett novels, and The Walking Drum
>>1496349Conagher was great, tje characters felt McMurtry real but in a small fraction of amount of total pages.
>>1495639I love rereading Blood Meridian, and The Old Man and The Boy. Those are two of my favorite books out there.
My favorite of Muir's books. The South during Reconstruction would have been hell of a place to hike. Florida before people lived there too.
>>1496349He was just too damn prolific. Like if you read one or two of his novels he's incredible. But if you read them all they run together into this mash of indistinguishable violence, villains, and heroes.I read everything he wrote when I was in high school. Literally all of it. Aside from a couple stories I can't remember any of it 30 years later. I remember being entertained for the first 5 or so, but after that it blurred into the same story repeated with different names. A great author but it's best to stop reading after the first few in.Grey's pretty much the same, but he managed to get some stronger sexual undertones to every story. His characters were a bit dirtier, a bit more human. The wild west was a violent place, no doubt. But mostly it was also a very horny place.
>>1496047pretty sure thats a lady dude plus what does it matter your not an eco-fasc right anon?
Anyone have any books about or featuring heavily walking around in the Old South?Always enjoyed Twain, the begining of The Way West, Outer Dark.'Steal a chicken and eat em with bannock you cooked in a cave at the crossroads to hide from the county sheriff' type stuff.
>>1496194I was rather dismayed at how many people were in Zion, though thankfully they weren't on that Overlook hike.Angels landing was closed - planning to go back for that.Eastern NPs are still clean though.
>>1495673>>1496194I'm a Yuropoor and this is depressing, I never imagined that obviously thousand of people would want to visit the cool American outdoor places
Yeah yeah he was a fraud, but he wrote good stories nevertheless.
Surprised no one’s mentioned this yet.
Nothing to do with out, but it's good so you should read it anyway.
>>1496893that and pic related are what started my /out/ obsession when I was 10
>>1496821“To Build a Fire” is stunningly good, especially for its being written by a drunken fraud.
If not for this book, outdoor culture would not exist the way it does today.
It’s expensive but it’s worth it. Changed the way I see the outdoors around me. It’s got tons of good/interesting information. Stuff like break downs of the most biodiverse regions in the US and why they’re like that or rates of endemism for groups of plants and animals by region. Also good insights into how conservation works on a local, state and federal levels.
Just buy it.
And this while you're at it
thayer for edibles.
>>1495882>Be me, weeb.>Only gone camping with friends, family and scouts for whole life.>Good times were had, and when good times weren't had, good stories were made. Can't forget about the time I got spooked by a bear in Yosemite, or when my whole troop's campground got flooded in Antietam. >Find Yuru Camp over a year ago.>The idea of going solo camping in winter is totally revolutionary to me, only been cabin camping in winter because NE USA but not enough snow for snowhouse.>At college, no gear, wait til next year to try.>Do some research, find a state park, attempt to book a site, encounter some confusion but it seems minor.>Get to site, close to end of winter break.>Weather's nice, a bit chilly but not windy.>All geared up for a cozy camping experience.>Go to check in at office.>"Oh, sorry anon but that information is outdated, we stopped allowing offseason tent camping last year.>Spend day hiking around, still cozy but doesn't really compare.Anyone got advice on how to avoid stuff like this? Also I think Yuru Camp had the opposite effect on me than it was supposed to, making me want to solo camp, when it's all about Rin breaking out of her shell to camp with friends.
>>1496916Based. That's my favorite book.
>>1496941Holy shit I forgot this book existed thank you Anon
>>1497064 #One of the nice things about winter camping is there is even less of a need to camp at a developed site, since there's free water everywhere, and your food doesn't need refrigeration. Just find a national/state forest with dispersed camping, walk in a mile or two, and set up your stuff and have fun.And yes, winter camping is even comfier than Rin-chan makes it look>>1495882 #Excellent taste
Anyone got Australia-specific recommendations like this?
>>1495639Comfy too read while hiking about the Sierras.
Is there any good guide for european/mediterranean plants you guys know of?
>>1497064I wish we had comfy winter seasons in Texas.
>>1495639I'm reading Mr. Nice in a hammock in the disputed zone. Found it in one of those "take whatever books you want" areas. Read whatever gets you going.
>>1497064>Go to check in at officeNever ever.
>>1495678Growth of the Soil is GOAT. Inspiring stuff.
>>1495941If I can find an audio version of this I will listen to it tomorrow at work.
>>1496893Hows this book hold up with age, I havent read this since middle school
Damn good one.
>>1498347Boone is the fuckin man
>>1498347>>1498574Also tfw no forbidden Blackfoot waifu
>>1495800recently read this, can secondabsolutely beautiful use of tone and prose, amazing characters - McCarthy is easily in my top five favorite writers, I copy out his syntax so I can write like him
Kiss or kill by mark twight. Dudes a fucking nutcase
>>1495639The bushman's handbook, an Australian classic
>>1498742I wrote down the epilogue from The Road once and some girl found it and started crying
>>1496785I live near Yosemite, and when I go to my national park and do a long hike to the top of El Capitan I see bus loads of Asian tourists who skipped a hike and just drove to the top of the mountain. There shouldn’t be roads in national parks. They should be nature preserves.
>>1495893hell yes. haunted Mesa
>>1495941Based and Othal-pilled
>>1495903Just finished the second book, liking them so far.
Into the Wild. Aka greatest outdoor book and movie
>>1496785It's not as bad as all that; the tl;dr is that many national parks have famous and easily accessible places and trails that get hit relatively hard (and for places like Yosemite or Mt Rainier or the Grand Canyon, both famous and beautiful and within a day's drive of millions and millions of "outdoorsy" Californians) but the vast majority of human activity is confined to there and once you get a mile away from the road you're in the wilderness. There are also a ton of smaller state parks that see only a bare handful of locals each season and in many areas of national forests you could go months without seeing other people.
>>1496208loved this one
>>1495639Monkey wrench gang is another good one from Abbey
Not /out/ specific, but by nature of it being about the revolution, there's lots of stuff /out/ would appreciate. Also, its a very cool look an a very unexplored part of our history.
>>1495673this picture makes me miss the government shutdown so much.>>1495678>>1496208based>>1495764sounds cool>>1495800>>1496404>>1498742cringeeeeeee>>1495927the only true /out/ book>>1495941cringe>>1496187>>1496205based>>1496432sounds cool>>1496916cringe>>1496977cringe
>>1500351Is there much cooking? I find that most of my diet is coming from historical books I read more and more these days.
Industrial society and it's future is the most /out/ book ever
unironically LOTR, most bombastic /out/ book ever written
>>1500656RoTK felt like the greatest book ever even though I've read most of the classic non-fantasy/scifi works of fiction and literature because I read it while /out/Frodo and Sam's travels when the Fellowship breaks up is max comfy
>>1495639Hatchet by Garry Paulsen, if you can't read past a 3rd grade level
I remember seeing an anon post a pdf (may be available in book form too) about edible forest permaculture. Having trouble finding the thread in the archives, any help would be appreciated.
>>1495927I use that one, and also this one is one of the finest /out/ books ever. It goes into the entire workings of the forest ecosystem down to the sub soil level, and thus is far more than a simple field identification guide. I also use the Peterson guides for medicinal plants, and mushrooms. Overall, I prefer them to the Audubon guides. Anyway, I cannot recommend the Eastern Forests guide strongly enough, to anyone blessed enough to live in them.
>>1496941This book blew my little world wide open as a 9 year old.
>>1500835I love that book. It was one of my first Peterson field guides and got me into ecology and changed the way I look at forests forever. I cannot recommend this book enough
>>1495800Reading this while in AZ Superstition mountains made it even better
Plebs. For me it's Aldo.
>>1500932That's the way to do it!
I need a good book for the next time I’m on an outing with friends and don’t want to be looking at my phone all the time. I guess science fiction or something super comfy /out/ feeling would be good. Don’t mind if I have to order it through Amazon.
>>1501100'World Made by Hand' is the comfiest book I have ever read.
>>1500632Where did you get that jacket?
>>1501111How comfy? Laid-back comfy? I think the bookstore near me may have it so I’ll probably check tomorrow.
>>1500479There's not much because most of the time they're starving and stealing chickens from dickhole new yorkers to survive. Its not really the focus of the book, its more aimed at the campaigns the Green Mountain Boys were on.
>>1496785>I'm a Yuropoor and this is depressing, I never imagined that obviously thousand of people would want to visit the cool American outdoor placesI hear that a lot of it is the Chinese. They have some weird, fucked up existence-by-social media culture. They show up, pose, take pictures, and get back on the bus to be shuttled to the next location to do the same thing. Their culture is all canned poses and fake prestige.
>>1502237I get that it's about Ethan Allen's men and their campaigns, was just curious if there was some stuff to supplement my Townsends videos. Thanks, I'll probably pick it up as a gift for the Vermont nationalist guy I work with when he leaves.
>>1501132Shtf but everything just falls into a stasis of agrarian anarchy in upstate NY; essentially the country ends up back where it was soon after it was founded. Suprelatively comfy, or the highest degree of comfiness.
>>1495779Roadside picnic actually has very little survival shit though, he barely spends any time in the zone and aside from the very end most of the time he's crawling out of it.
Is it just me or are most novels about camping all horror novels?
Read some of these in the library during Uni days. Was not disappointed by organization or information provided. Highly recommended for avid hikers or /out/ anons.
My favorite bookMore /out/ than your average cowboy story. Book is about 2 brothers traveling under a Commodore's orders to kill a man.Lots of camping, horse riding, wildlife and campfire cooking
>>1503135I did see the Major Motion Picture, which I liked.>>1505184It's not really a cowboy story, it just takes place in the 1800s.
>>1502242Can confirm. My mom is chink, never hikes or anything, always wants to skip everything because “better safe than sorry”. Not as bad as the others though, at least she doesn’t take selfies. Meanwhile my dad took me innawoods camping in shitholes when I was a kid, of fucking course she would never come.
>>1495639>Actually taking a picture of desert solitaire in front of delicate archThis is the shit complained about in the book
>>1505651>I did see the Major Motion Picture, which I likedThen you'll like the book even moreMovie is just a watered down version of the book and they cut a bunch of interactions with minor characters that are really fun
>>1496893Shit. We read this in 3rd grade. Never gonna forget it.
>>1506565>When your girlfriend leaves tampons all over the place
>>1506565Why do you guys recc so many children's books? Nostalgia, or are you all reading at a primary school level?
>>1508443>Is it nostalgia, ...It seems I'm not much farther past an elementary school writing level.
>>1496777the final stage of angels landing was gridlocked when i went there in april>take one step>wait the length of time it takes for the person who just reached the top to take a selfie or whatever dogshit they're doing>take another stepzion's beautiful but the experience is ruined by people. the kolob canyon part is great and reasonably low traffic.
>>1508749>get to the top>build cairnwhy do people do this?
>>1508562Amazing taste anon
>>1496785Zion was fine when I went in the winter, and although the bus was crowded as fuck, the observation point trail didn't have much traffic in the summer.
>>1497096Only got that book, good stuff though bud
Towering cliffs were the home I chosebird trails beyond human trackswhat does my yard containwhite clouds clinging to dark rocksevery year I've lived hereI've seen the seasons changeall you owners of tripods and bellswhat good are empty namesAll you who read my poemsguard your purity of heartlet your greed be modestyyour flattery be honestyput an end to evil karmatrust your own true naturefind your buddha body todaydo it as fast as an orderThe Cold Mountain Road is strangeno tracks of cart or horsehard to recall which merging streamor tell which piled-up ridgea myriad plants weep with dewthe pines all sigh the samehere where the trail disappearsform asks shadow where toPeople ask the way to Cold Mountainbut roads don't reach Cold Mountainin summer the ice doesn't meltand the morning fog is too densehow did someone like me arriveour minds are not the sameif they were the sameyou would be hereInside Jade Hall is a curtain of pearlsbehind it lives a graceful girlher beauty transcends the immortalsher skin is like that of a peachspring mists rise in the eastautumn winds stir in the westthirty years from nowshe'll look like chewed sugarcaneSince I came to Cold Mountainhow many thousand years have passedaccepting my fate I fled to the woodsto dwell and gaze in freedomno one visits the cliffsforever hidden by cloudssoft grass serves as a mattressmy quilt is the dark blue skya boulder makes a fine pillowHeaven and Earth can crumble and changePole your three winged galleonsride your thousand-mile stallionsyou still won't reach my homeit's called the darkest wildmy cave is on a distant ridgeclouds and thunder last all dayI'm not Master ConfuciusI have nothing to convey
I live far off in the wildWhere moss and woods are thick and plants perfumed.I can see mountains rain or shineAnd never hear market noise.I light a few leaves in my stove to heat tea.To patch my robe I cut off a cloud.Lifetimes seldom fill a hundred years.Why suffer for profit and fame?This body's existence is like a bubble'smay as well accept what happensevents and hopes seldom agreebut who can step back doesn't worrywe blossom and fade like flowersgather and part like cloudsworldly thoughts I forgot long agorelaxing all day on a peak.
>>1501111That was pretty damn great. There's a second book in the series, The Witch of Hebron. You'll probably like it if you haven't already read it.
>>1496208i read his book Pan, its also good
>>1510696Glad some one else has read it! The author's a pretty cool dude too.I liked a few of the side plots from the second book, but I feel that each new entry is weaker than the last. Wish we had gotten more about the life of the trapper, Talisker; I bet his life was /out/ as hell.
>>1510823Give The Dog Stars a look too. It has the /k/-est character i have ever encountered in a book. You might like it.
>>1496205>>1495716>>1495914Childhood is idolizing the Unabomber. Adulthood is idolizing /Pol/ Pot. What the Unabomber did was send out a few bombs. He was a gnat trying to kill an elephant. What /Pol/ Pot did was empty out the (((cities))), force a return to a pre-industrial agricultural society and kill off the oversocialized intellectuals. He did everything the Unabomber wanted to do, in an entire country.
>>1513027you can idolize both, anon, the world isn’t black and white
>>1513033While that is true, /Pol/ Pot should be idolized more for doing more to oppose industrial society than the Unabomber did.
>>1513047The reason why that is is because unabomber is more recent and was highly publicized, I’m sure if people talked about pol pot more he would become recognized
>>1513066Come to think of it, is there any other leader who has opposed industrial society as much as /Pol/ Pot. Some tried to prevent their societies advancement such as the Russian royal family preventing industrialization but they never tried to turn back technological development.
Any books specific for Western US, specifically CA?I got some peterson field guides, but that's about it. Interested in edible plants and bird watching mostly
>>1513193John Steinbeck is all about the San Fernando Valley, in California. Makes sense since he's from there. Of Mice and Men is all I've read though and I plan on reading Grapes of Wrath next.
Make sure you get the edition including his diaries
Reading Leaves of Grass in a hammock is maximum comfy
>>1513193A lot of things by Jack Kerouac like Dharma Bums is based in CA
What is a book that has the same feeling as Yurucamp except not Yurucamp?
>>1513342This is no.1 on my to-read list but I haven't actually bought it yet. I was going to get the 50th anniversary edition with the afterword by Robert Macfarlane (mainly because I like the cover), but I'm not sure if it has the diaries. They're really so good?
>>1513339East of Eden is better, maybe not as /out/
>>1501111Kunstler cast is pretty good.
>>1513470How about Harassment Architecture?
>>1513470Nice tat, faggo.
Was going to a site a little south from south lake Tahoe in a convoy of cars. About 30 minute out from getting there we hit a "road close too much fucking snow" sign and someone telling us that a plow is going to get here in about a hour. This was 10 at night. The plow finally came at 12:30 the next fucking day. Anyway I read Lord of the Rings all night just waiting for the road to open so I'm recommending that.
>>1500402fuck off to pol incel
>>1514496 Just finished. P good, little weird, but p good
>>1495639Chesapeake by James Michener. He also wrote one called Alaska that I hear is good too.
>>1495639somebody staaaahp me
>>1515845Nigga you ain't gonna read half that shit.
>>1515845Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck yeah, mane.
>>1515849>>1515854I'm going in, boys. I will read it all. I'll start off with a light perusing of the closely interrelated and lauded series of Peterson Field Guides that focus on edible plants, mushrooms, and medical plants and herbs, which while a little too new wave for me, have their high points.But when A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico came out in '83, I think Peterson Field Guides really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole guide has a clear, crisp delivery, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the compendium chapters a big boost. Petey has been compared to Kaufman, but I think Petey has a far more erudite, natural sense of nature.
>>1515925Missing "Eastern Forests", the single best of the bunch.
>>1515932gimme a break i was doing a bit
>>1496941Based. Fucking loved this book when I was a kid.
>>1496941>>1497067>>1515939thanks for this anons. I'll get it for my soncheers
>>1515845>Buying a book on Amazon
>>1515946all are used, check prices. can i do better?
>>1515932I've got that. $1 at the annual Boomer book sale. Really like the concept of combining everything into one book.
Really makes you rethink about the whole post-apocalyptic survival game.
>>1515932>>1515933>>1516060i live in midwest though, near chicago. that wouldn't benefit me very much, no?
Best /out/ writer, bar none.
>>1516430The only thing that would benefit you is moving.
>>1516430It says the Eastern Deciduous Forest extends to western Minnesota.
>>1516444working on it amigo>>1516456thanks anon
>>1496893Read this back in 5th grade and we got to build shelters out of sticks and leaves out in the woods with the class. I still remember the kid diving to the plane and seeing the pilot's half eaten face still in the cockpit.