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Cabins, Campfires & Courage: The Top 10 Wilderness Reads to Help You Plan Your Great Escape

Posted on 29th December 2017 by Martha Greengrass

Is the grind of the 9-to-5 getting you down? Do you fancy yourself the next Bear Grylls? If wild travels, open fires and log cabins are your catnip then check out these reads and get yourself an escape plan. The wild is calling, it’s time to get lost.

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Containing a wealth of survival knowledge, this book teaches you: how to make fire; how to navigate; how to administer first-aid; how to survive a bear attack; how to drive off-road; how to fly a plane in an emergency; and how to escape a burning building. It also includes 100 other essential skills to survive the modern world.
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This book is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple craft. A collection of the finest handmade wilderness cabins, Cabin Porn began as an on-line project created by a group of friends to inspire their own home building. Lose yourself in its pages, or be inspired to create your own hideaway.
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An exuberant tale of craftsmanship and slow living for nature lovers and rugged outdoor types. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert finds that the ancient skills to make things with our hands is far from dead. This book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.
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Fire can fascinate, inspire, capture the imagination and bring families and communities together. For thousands of years, at every corner of the globe, humans have been huddling around fires: from the basic and primitive essentials of light, heat, energy and cooking, through to modern living, fire plays a central role in all of our lives.
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This first ever complete guide to Scottish bothies reveals the country's unique and often hidden network of bothy cabins and mountain huts. Scattered across Scotland's most beautiful landscapes, these evocative abandoned crofts and farmsteads are free to stay in and offer a chance to experience the ultimate in wild adventure living.
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Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and savvy survival-skill projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers. Containing 50 projects catering for a range of skill levels with instructions complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, the book also includes an introduction with advice on selecting and maintaining your blade, and carving techniques.
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Solnit's revelatory modern classic A Field Guide to Getting Lost takes in subjects as eclectic as memory and map-making, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting. Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light on the way we live now.
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In The Hidden Ways, Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland. Down Roman roads tramped by armies, warpaths and pilgrim routes, drove roads and rail roads, turnpikes and sea roads, he traces the arteries through which our nation's lifeblood has flowed in a bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape.

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A continent by continent exploration of planet Earth's most amazing natural wonders and captivating landscapes, with a foreword by Chris Packham. From Iceland's Skogafoss to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, discover which of the world wonders should definitely make it onto your bucket list with this unparalleled survey of the world's world's incredible natural treasures.
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An intrepid journey through fearsome landscapes, feral environments, and the untouched and inhospitable wildernesses that make up the world's wildest places. Chris Fitch takes you on a journey through the world's most wild places, visiting immensely diverse floral kingdoms, remote jungles abundant with exotic birds, and inhospitable environments.
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