Books I recommend:

The Journals of Lewis and Clark (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback – July 5, 2011  by John Bakeless (Editor, Introduction), Landon Y. Jones (Afterword)

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West Paperback – June 2, 1997 by Stephen Ambrose (Author)

A Revolution in Arms: A History of the First Repeating Rifles, Joseph G. Bilby, paper, 2015

Charlie Russell: The Cowboy Years Paperback – October 1, 2013  by Jane Lambert (Author)

Blackfeet Indian Stories, by George Bird Grinnell, Paperback – October 9, 2010

I Will Fight No More Forever: Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War,  by Merrill Beal, Jun 28, 2000

Young Men and Fire, Norman Maclean. The account of the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire, the elite airborne firefighters who fought it- the Smoke Jumpers, and Maclean’s investigation of the causes of the fire and the reasons a dozen men died fighting it.

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved America, Timothy Egan, 2009.  The story of the 1910 fires that ravaged the forests of eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana, destroying towns and timber. Also the story of Roosevelt and his Chief Forester Gifford Pinchot; their conservation ethic, the birth of the Forest Service, and the surrounding controversy.

Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness,by Doug Peacock Apr 15, 1996

Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance (revised edition) First Edition Revised Edition, by Stephen Herrero, May, 2002

A Walk for Sunshine, 20th Anniversary Edition, by Jeff Alt, 2017   Hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT)

Buffalo Soldiers, Tom Willard, June 1996

Travels in Alaska, by John Muir, Mar 12, 2012

Travels in the Greater Yellowstone,  by Jack Turner May 12, 2009

Yosemite, by Kate Nearpass Ogden, 2015

NOLS Wilderness Medicine: 5th Edition (NOLS Library),  by Tod Schimelpfenig and Joan Safford Jan 1, 2013

The National Outdoor Leadership School’s Wilderness Guide: The Classic Handbook, Revised and Updated, by Mark Harvey Jun 17, 1999

Staying Found: The Complete Map and Compass Handbook, by June Fleming Oct 1, 2001

Backpacker Magazine’s Trailside Navigation: Map and Compass,  by Molly Absolon Jun 15, 2010

Listening to Cougar,  by Marc Bekoff and Cara Blessley Lowe Nov 30, 2008

Walking the Big Wild: From Yellowstone to the Yukon on the Grizzly Bear’s Trail, by Karsten Heuer Jun 24, 2005

Last Stand; George Bird Grinnell, The Battle To Save The Buffalo, And The Birth Of The New West, by Michael Punke, 2007

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powel and the Second Opening of the West, by Wallace Stegner Mar 1, 1992

Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition, March 2014,  by John G. Neihardt (Author), Philip J. Deloria (Introduction), Vine Deloria Jr. (Foreword)

Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, by Theodore Roosevelt, w/ 83 illustrations by Frederic Remington, First Bison Book Printing- paper, 1983

Seven Trails West, Paperback Sept, 2000 by Arthur King Peters (Author)  May be difficult to find; Collector material- The first book of its kind, Seven Trails West explores the major routes that linked the country to the Far West: the trail blazed by Lewis and Clark, the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon-California Trail, the Mormon Trail, the Pony Express, the Transcontinental Telegraph, and the Transcontinental Railroad.

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan

Blackfeet Tales of Glacier National Park,  by James Willard Schultz May 8, 2002

Canoeing with the Cree [Deluxe Edition], Publisher: Borealis Books; Revised edition, by Eric Sevareid, 2005

Of Time and Place,  by Sigurd F Olson Jul 4, 2012


ARRL Portable Antenna Classics Paperback – August 15, 2015

ARRL’s Small Antennas for Small Spaces Paperback – December 14, 2015 by Steve Ford

Hand-carried QRP antennas: Simple antennas and accessories to operate from almost anywhere Kindle Edition by Peter Parker  

Minimum QRP: Doing more with under five watt amateur radio Kindle Edition by Peter Parker

Portable Wire Antennas Paperback – April 15, 2015 by John W. Hill

Transmitter Hunting: Radio Direction Finding Simplifued, by Moell and Curlee, 1987

Sites I recommend:

Superior Hiking Trail Association

Appalachian Mountain Club

Trail to Peak -The Adventurous Path

Trail to Peak, Drew Robinson’s hiking/backpacking blog  Thruhiking, dayhiking and climbing

Hello Neiman,  AT thru-hiker planning to depart GA Mar.1st, looking for other thru-hikkers, or section hikers to join him. Also can follow his blog as he travels N to Mt.Katahdin. Here’s yer chance!

REI, Recreational Equipment, Inc.

Midwest Mountaineering

NOLS- National Outdoor Leadership School

Ham Radio School 

Hiking Dude

Hikersforlife  Join bigtoe & friends; hiking Malaysia and elsewhere

sweetwilder a blog about a hiking famly’s outdoor adventures

k5acl  hf and QRP, live from Austin, TX w/Johnny

The KØNR Radio Site    VHF/UHF, QRP, mountaintop operating

QRP ARCI, ‘Low-Power’ Amatuer Radio Club International

VE3EBY hf, QRP, all things radio

VK1AD  hf, ORP, all things radio

VK5PAS  hf contesting from Adelaide, Austraila. Excellent blog reports.

VE3IPS  hf, ORP, RDF, all things radio

Roam Wild and Free

Off Grid Ham


Twenty First Summer

Backpacker Magazine

Christopher Martin Photography

National Park Service

ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio

SWLing Post

National Parks on the Air

National Rifle Association

US Forest Service

America’s Parks



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