Great Outdoors: A User's Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild (and How to Get Back in One Piece)

Author(s): Brendan Leonard


The outdoor market has never been hotter. This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won't get lost in the woods while finding an activity he loves to do in the great outdoors - whether it's hiking a 14er or camping on ice. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors, and expert tips and tricks, The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide makes Mother Nature easier to understand than ever before. Brendan Leonard, writer, filmmaker, and outdoor adventurer, shows the reader how rewarding it can be to live life away from the computer and get outside. From mountain climbing, to skiing, sledding, and sailing, Leonard shows that you don't need to be a risk taker to enjoy the outdoors. And if the reader does find himself at the point of man vs. nature, Leonard shares survival skills from how to bandage a wound and read a topographical map, to how to drive on sand and remove a tick from your skin. Organised thematically and written in short takeaway entries with line drawings, The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide is a friendly way into the outdoor lifestyle for those who want to dabble or go all in.


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From how to fight off a bear and how to identify poison ivy to how to rappel down a mountain and select the right sleeping bag for cold-weather camping, this intro-level guide teaches the skills that anyone can use to thrive in the great outdoors.

Brendan Leonard is a writer and filmmaker whose work focuses on travel and adventure and the human experience with both. He's a contributing editor at Climbing, Adventure Journal, and The Dirtbag Diaries. His stories have appeared in National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Men's Journal, and Sierra, among others. He lives in Denver, Colorado. Find him on Instagram @semi_rad.

General Fields

  • : 9781579657079
  • : Artisan
  • : Artisan Division of Workman Publishing
  • : 0.726
  • : April 2017
  • : 228mm X 152mm X 29mm
  • : United States
  • : May 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Brendan Leonard
  • : Hardback
  • : 817
  • : en
  • : 796.5
  • : 320
  • : 75 illustrations