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Post good /out/ books.

>literature
>fantasy
>guides
>manuals

Anything goes as long as it has a large outdoor/survival theme
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Best read as the capstone to the other Abbeys
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comfy as hell
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Bump. Should I use my audible credit to download Into Thin Air?
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>>1384760
Yes, excellent book. Read it fifteen times... while I was in jail.
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>>1384484
Obligatory Walden
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>>1384761
Why didn't you just ask for another book...?
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>>1384484
porn magazines
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Hatchet is an /out/ classic
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>>1384760
>>1384772
seconded.

If you have the patience for it: Moby Dick.
If you don't: A Sportman's Sketches by Turgenev or The Cossacks by Tolstoj are some of the most delightfull /out/ settings I've ever read.

>Along the left bank, back half a mile from the river and standing five or six miles apart from one another, are Cossack villages. In olden times most of these villages were situated on the banks of the river; but the Terek, shifting northward from the mountains year by year, washed away those banks, and now there remain only the ruins of the old villages and of the gardens of pear and plum trees and poplars, all overgrown with blackberry bushes and wild vines. No one lives there now, and one only sees the tracks of the deer, the wolves, the hares, and the pheasants, who have learned to love these places.
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>>1384901
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSCNlSLzGPk
Moby dick always reminds me of this

never would fucking read it though, i'd rather jump off a cliff and see if I would survive
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>>1384484
Thoreau :walden, life in the woods
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>>1384484
I like spooky short story compilations while /out/
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>>1384878
Read it in elementary school. Should pick it up again.
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>>1384761
holy fuck that hits home. I read so many books I don't care about. I'll check that one out based on this alone.
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>>1384484
Growth of the Soil is pretty cool
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>>1384923
I like those horror short story podcasts/audiobooks when I'm solo camping. Nothing like having some hot chocolate round the fire with some noise.
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>>1384484
you guys seem to love heavy books. this one is a charmer that gets better and better as you age.
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What's that book by the guy who wrote "Trout Fishing in America" where the hitmen have to kill a jar of liquid but keep getting distracted and running train on a teenage squaw?
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>>1385067
Wouldn't call growth of the soil heavy
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>>1385067
Great book, all his other books are bretty good too
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If you live in the southeastern United States this book will change your perspective on your local ecosystems
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One of my favorite books of all time. The perfect intersection of /an/,/out/ and /sci/
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Great intro to forest ecology and ecological succession. They made two sequels to cover the rest of the country.
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>>1384488
Cheap as hell too
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>>1385183
Fantastic choice
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4 people gets stranded on an island, they have to survive while strange things happens. Comfy af.
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>>1384904
I loved the fragments of Moby Dick throughout the film.

Why wouldn't you want to read it though? I'm genuinely curious.
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>>1384485
It was an old hunter in camp and the hunter shared tobacco with him and told him of the buffalo and the stands he'd made against them, laid up in a sag on some rise with the dead animals scattered over the grounds and the herd beginning to mill and the riflebarrel so hot the wiping patches sizzled in the bore and the animals by the thousands and the tens of thousands and the hides pegged out over actual square miles of ground the teams of skinners spelling one another around the clock and the shooting and shooting weeks and months till the bore shot slick and the stock shot loose at the tang and their shoulders were yellow and blue to the elbow and the tandem wagons groaned away over the prairie twenty and twenty-two ox teams and the flint hides by the hundred ton and the meat rotting on the ground and the air whining with flies and the buzzards and ravens and the night a horror of snarling and feeding with the wolves half-crazed and wallowing in the carrion.

I seen Studebaker wagons with six and eight ox teams headed out for the grounds not hauling a thing but lead. Just pure galena. Tons of it. On this ground alone between the Arkansas River and the Concho there were eight million carcasses for that's how many hides reached the railhead. Two years ago we pulled out from Griffin for a last hunt. We ransacked the country. Six weeks. Finally found a herd of eight animals and we killed them and come in. They're gone. Ever one of them that God ever made is gone as if they'd never been at all.

The ragged sparks blew down the wind. The prairie about them lay silent. Beyond the fire it was cold and the night was clear and the stars were falling. The old hunter pulled his blanket about him. I wonder if there's other worlds like this, he said. Or if this is the only one.

Hell yeah.
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>>1384923

to add to this, I love listening to bigfoot/missing 411 podcasts. Art Bell, or whatever I can find on youtube. I'd love to buy the missing 411 books but they are quite expensive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skx8lQt8Vj8

The park ranger creepypasts are pretty fucking good too
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>>1384760
If you liked Into the Wild... Well that book fucking sucks dick in comparison to Into Thin Air. ITA is a fucking masterpiece
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>>1385573
What's the best way to listen to them? I can't seem to get it right?
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>>1385763
Podcasts? Apple/Google podcast app assuming you have a smartphone
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All Americans should read this, original and true American culture was much more intimately connected with the land than the currently vogue narrative of our national character being built by hordes of industrial laborers imported like so many head of cattle by 19th century robber barons. The latter theory only gained influence in academia due to the anti-colonialism and grievance sociology of the 1960's, spreading alongside Foucault's AIDS. Sadly it is likely what you've been told is the American story for your entire life, leading you to believe that we are a cultureless amalgamation of the huddled masses of many peoples who came here to build model T's, a tragic mischaracterization of our nation that has disconnected most Americans from their land and frontier heritage.
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>>1385848
I don't think it's the fur traders and frontiersman that aren't the object of affection, it's the subsequent genocide people are trying to forget.
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>>1385506
too long, and I know the whole story
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Wow /out/ is more patrician than /lit/
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>>1385963
It's one of the best books ever written in English.
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>>1386006
that's like saying cinema before the 1960s is the best

no one cares nor gives a fuck, it's boring and bad
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for my /out/ women out here
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I've seen people saying Hatchet, but My Side of the Mountain was my jam when I was younger.
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>>1386004
/lit/ pseudo-intellectual trash
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>>1385232
a short history of nearly everything is one of my go to /trv/ books.
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Seconding Blood Meridian
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>>1384484
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>>1385860
Why? Tell me about this genocide.
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>>1386041
This is such a good book, Dr. Estes writes so beautifully.
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Timothy of the Cay - Theodore Taylor
Frontiersmen - Allan Eckert
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>>1385963
Poster you responded to here.
I feel sorry for you if that is what you actually believe.
If that's your actually argument you either have no clue what's actually inside that book or you're a stubborn idiot. Or both.
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>>1384923
Man I'd never try this, I'm generally spooked enough sleeping in a different location and private property most times
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its non-fiction
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>>1386436
Really?
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Can't think of a more comprehensive non-acedemic regional study.
>>1386730
Oh here we go, this is why /pol/posting should be a bannable offense. Converstation devolves into below in 3, 2, 1...
>muh poor injuns
>lol get fucked rednigger
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>>1386578
Or maybe i'm not some faggot /lit/ elitist who finds enjoyment of reading literally nothing, bring your faggot moby dick and whatever gay "intellectual" books you read to sound smart to the field where you and your college buddies get together to see how far each others cocks can go up your ass
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>>1385238
ed was a based cunt if there ever was one
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>>1385183
One of my favourite books.
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>>1386170
This. It's a fairly cozy book and I've given away a dozen copies in my life.
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>>1384484
Anybody have any suggestions on non pozzed books on neanderthal man? Same with book/s on American Indians?
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Kiss or kill by mark twight if you into alpinism or extreme mountaineering.. Also minus 148 by art davidson is a mountaineering classic, from 1st winter ascent of mt denali
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Sailing books are great. I love journal-entry style narration for adventure books.
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>>1388015
It's not exactly what you are looking for, but 'Give Your Heart to the Hawks' may interest you. It's got a pretty cool descriptions of the various plains injuns and tells of the mountain men living freely and naturally.
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>>1388087
I've got some wood you can identify right here
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>>1387418
>what u readin' gay "intellectual books" for?
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Outlaw, by warren kiefer
Favourite book I’ve read, not all of it is /out but most of it is.
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>>1384484 if "roughing it" by mark twain doesnt inspire you to get /out/, nothin will.
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The original hotness
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>>1387418
>You need to be over 18 to post here.
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>>1388138
Thanks I'll give it a shot!
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>>1388391
Don't thank me, when it's over you are likely going to want a time machine as to live as a Rocky Mountain-era fur trapper.
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>>1387418
T.salty high school student
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>>1387418
did your girlfriend cheat on you with an english student?
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>>1388393
Already do ....
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>>1388449
>>1388436
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>>1388293
You and the goon squad talking down to me won't make the book any better, I only acted hostile because >>1386578 thinks he's better because he can sit and read a book that no one but scholars and /lit/ give a shit about

I enjoy reading, but it needs to be a compelling story that makes me want to come back to reading it, and moby dick just isn't that

Also what kind of school makes you read moby dick? Literally never even talked about it in HS
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>>1388510
Go back to the pulps, kid
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>>1388510
Take heart, only a clueless pedant with no real hobbies would defend that board. Your rant was terribly formed though. Calm down before you post.
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>call of the wild
story about a sled dog in the yukon during the gold rush. jack london's best work. his writing style is very expressive and gives a very lifelike portrayal of the dog's struggle and tenacity

>where the red fern grows
story about a boy with his two hunting dogs. i particularly enjoy the first quarter of the book. very relatable and realistic portrayal of a boy's obsession

>little britches series
i read all 8 books of this series. i am drawn to coming of age stories where boys grow up experiencing life and hardship. a bit slow. some parts are particularly heartbreaking

>a river runs through it
the movie didn't make much of an impression on me but the book is something else. it is a bit cryptic but the prose is very beautifully written. i like this book almost as much as one hundred years of solitude in that regard. its tone is very mellow. i'm not sure but i think that 'river' in this book is a metaphor for life

>chickenhawk
i've read many war books, historical and fictional, but this one is probably the best. my all time favorite book (on par with the kingkiller chronicles). very vivid and very engaging description of the author's time as a helicopter pilot in the vietnam war. describing war is not easy, and this is one of those books that makes you feel like you actually lived through it, which makes the ending stretch particularly poignant
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>>1388510
Mate, I didn't feel better than you, I feel genuinely sorry that you think Moby Dick isn't compelling. It's /out/ as fuck, the guy spends dozens of pages musing about being /out/.

If I felt better than you I would have gone for the:

>he reads for the plot.
>smuganimegirllaughing.jpeg
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>>1384484
>>literature
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide
>>fantasy
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide
>>guides
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide
>>manuals
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide
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>>1391204
My favorite 4
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>>1391201
One of my favorites of any genre
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Surprisingly good thread, nice job /out/
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>>1385848
I ordered this book upon your recommendation, and the copy amazon sent me is obviously just scanned and auto printed with no editor. It also has the dimensions of a textbook. I'm returning it and getting a different version, obviously, but why is it that so many old books are just reprinted with no respect given to them? I understand the monetary reason (printing public domain works is cheap), but it just makes me sad.
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>>1391201
Spectacular, whatever is going on in your life, you will relate to one of the characters
T. Dish Bogget
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Dharma Bums. There's a bit in there about the mountains as a Buddha that really resonated with me even though I'm not a Buddhist.

>"to me a mountain is a buddha. think of the patience, hundreds of thousands of years just sittin there bein perfectly perfectly silent and like praying for all living creatures in that silence and just waitin for us to stop all our frettin and foolin."
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The call of the wild
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Into The Wild.
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>>1391201

Done. And I kid you not, it smells faintly of vanilla and leather...
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This is probably my favorite book of all time.
I encourage anyone who has ever gone /out/ with their father, or a brother, to read it. I've read it around five times now and the ending still gets to me.
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>>1384904
Moby-Dick is unironicaly one of the best books ever written. It’s prose is magnificent and if you can trudge through the boring chapters (he likes to go on tangents on whale anatomy or the nature of whaling often) then you will be glad you did.
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>>1385251
My daily companion, truly excellent, nothing else like it since the old Time Life Nature Library books. I didn't know they had the sequels, but I doubt I'll ever leave Appalachia again.
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The chumps don't even sell this at their stores
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Surprised nobody has posted this yet. Found this book in one of those free book piles, and was surprised how good it was.
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If you want something a bit more fleshed out
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I'd never heard of this until a few weeks ago, and it is amazing

>field and stream editor drops acid, writes graphically violent novel featuring duel to the death with poisoned dry flies
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>>1386318
would love to finally get into reading nietzsche, only have discussed him in passing/referentially in philosophy courses I've taken

do you guys suggest starting with Zarathustra, and if so which translation? if not, where should I start and with what translation?
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>>1393900
Anyone else sad their uncle never took them to fight in a Bush War where they had to tanin dye their pecker black? Or that they didn't get to kill a band of Maoist revolutionaries with a Browning Buckmark on a muskrat trapping excursion?
Or that they didn't get to hunt a mastadon with their dad?
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>>1394239
gay
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>>1394239
Based.
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verycool kanye
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>>1394239
fakenews
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>>1388510 it's old and I need to use my brain... must be a bad book
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>>1384931
fuck yeah
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>>1384772
Also this.
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>>1384485
The Road
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>>1388087

"yep that's wood"

Also this
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>>1384484

Some of you /lit/ bros might appreciate this collection of western authors

https://mega.nz/#F!VzIHGKoI!5GJOAazxV6NTzMdUjQqrwA
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I heard this one and the one in the reply aren't pulpy. Going to order them tonight
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