The Natural Navigator, by Tristan Gooley: This is a superb reference book on learning to navigate by the world around you and while a bit dense, I loved it. Gooley suggests that we ought to consider how we orient ourselves to the things around us and what that says about where we want to go and our priorities, an interesting message outside of a wilderness context as well. I certainly have loads to learn about natural navigation but this book won’t be leaving our shelves any time soon!
Backcountry Cooking: The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Cooking, by Sierra Adare: I picked this up on trade at Half Price books as I knew it was would be right up M’s alley. I feel like backcountry cooking could be an interesting union of my interests (eating) and M’s passion (hiking/the outdoors) and Adare puts together simple and nutritious recipes. I think we’ll be trying some out on some shorter trips (like 2 nights, don’t get it twisted) in the spring.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling: Do I even really need to say anything about this book? Part of my 30×30.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling: See above.