Thousands of years ago, everyone lived in the wilderness. Today, most people live comfortably indoors. This is perfectly fine, of course, but many have completely lost touch with nature. Meanwhile, millions of acres of pristine wilderness are waiting to be enjoyed. Wildering: Anyone's Guide to Enjoying the American Wilderness can help reconnect people with the natural world-even those who have never set foot in the woods. Author Mick Tune has the answers to all the questions you're afraid to ask, with information about equipment, packing, permitting, basic survival, and much more. You don't have to be in incredible shape or spend a fortune on equipment to enjoy the outdoors-all you need is a pair of legs and a spirit of adventure. Mick Tune wasn't a Boy Scout, nor is he a professional mountain man-but he loves the wilderness, and he's learned a lot over three decades of outdoor adventures. Tune is living proof that nature exists for everyone's enjoyment; you just need the courage to take that first step.
In our technology-driven, workaday world, connecting with nature has never before been more essential. A Wilder Life, a beautiful oversized lifestyle book by the team behind the popular Wilder Quarterly, gives readers indispensable ideas for interacting with the great outdoors. Learn to plant a night-blooming garden, navigate by reading the stars, build an outdoor shelter, make dry shampoo, identify insects, cultivate butterflies in a backyard, or tint your clothes with natural dyes. Like a modern-day Whole Earth Catalog, A Wilder Life gives us DIY projects and old-world skills that are being reclaimed by a new generation. Divided into sections pertaining to each season and covering self-reliance, growing and gardening, cooking, health and beauty, and wilderness, and with photos and illustrations evocative of the great outdoors, A Wilder Life shows that getting in touch with nature is possible no matter who you are and—more important—where you are.
The author was raised in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California, when the Valley was a wide-open area of orange groves, homes and estates. The large estates were owned by the movie stars such as Roy Rogers and other stars in their heyday. After marriage, my husband and I desired to raise our family in a country atmosphere with a minuscule population. We sold our first home in the valley in order to move to the tiny town of Acton, in the mountainous countryside sixty miles north of Los Angeles. The time line of book is 1928 to 2011 with many odd happening in our lives and unusual memories and pleasant days in the country. We cleared the land, put down a well, and built our home ourselves and raised a family of four children. Upon completion of the house it was necessary to move the home if we wished to continue living in it. It was a new home and yes we wanted it, but this proved to be frightening experience and a near tragic disaster! This is only one of the many unusual happenings in our life in the country. Unwanted animals are freely given to people who live in the country from friends. In this manner, we acquired a burro that soon gave birth to a strong baby burro (on its first day of birth, kicked our young son and knocked him down), several dogs, a beautiful horse and another burro. Life in the country was always surprising and a pleasant place to raise a family, sometimes difficult but nice! We knew friends in a circle of twenty miles in every direction. Our two sons still live in Acton, our daughters have moved to the beach cities in California.
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
"The Hudson River School is really the first coherent school of American art and it helped shape the mythos of the American landscape. The artists of the School, working from 1825 to 1875, infused the American landscape with the dreams and ambitions of a young nation poised for greatness. Beginning with the works of Thomas Cole, acknowledged founder and key figure in the establishment of the School, landscape art became the prevalent genre of nineteenth-century painting. Cole, whose dramatic and colorful landscapes are among the most impressive of the group, may be said to have been its leader during the its most active years. The work of over 20 artists is included here, with paintings by Henry Inman, Jasper Cropsey, Frederic E. Church, George Inness, Sanford Gifford, Martin Johnson Heade, Albert Bierstadt, William Stanley Haseltine, and Thomas Moran."
Eine fiese Trennung, ein Survival-Kurs, Männer, die einen auf die Palme bringen – und wie man all das überlebt! Helen Carpenter weiß: Es ist an der Zeit, sich endlich zusammenzureißen. Sie ist zweiunddreißig, seit einem Jahr geschieden und schon genauso lange völlig neben der Spur. Das ist wohl auch der Grund, warum sie sich von ihrem nervigen kleinen Bruder überreden lässt, an einem Survival-Training in der Wildnis Wyomings teilzunehmen. Was er ihr nicht gesagt hat: Sein genauso nerviger bester Freund wird ebenfalls mit von der Partie sein. Und so beginnt das schrägste, nervenaufreibendste Abenteuer in Helens bis dahin so bravem Leben ...
Author: Jordan Simon
Release Date: 1995-02-28
Valuable reduced-rate coupons accompany a definitive guide to Branson, Missouri, and the neighboring Ozark Mountain region, accompanied by suggestions on hotels, restaurants, entertainment, theme parks, and other attractions. Original.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK IS TO HELP PARENTS, CAMP COUNSELORS, TEACHERS AND ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO HAVE A STORY HANDY WHEN YOUNG ADULTS AND ESPECIALLY KIDS SAY "TELL ME A STORY." I'VE PICKED A VARIETY OF STORIES FOR YOU. THERE ARE SOME SCARY ONES THAT MAY KEEP YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT LIKE 'THE HAUNTED CASTLE,' THE BOYS CAMP MURDERS' AND TERROR IN THE WILDERNESS.' THE STORY OF 'A FAMILY OUTING' ABOUT THREE YOUNG BOYS WHO GOT LOST AND KIDNAPPED ON A MOUNTAIN IN COLORADO AND YOU'LL LIKE THE STORY OF A LOVEABLE COCKER SPANIEL IN 'MY FRIEND THE DOG' FOLLOWED BY A QUOTE FROM GUIDEPOSTS BOOKS. SEVEN OTHER EXCITING STORIES INCLUDE; ONE MAN WHO TAKES THE IDENTITY OF HIS DEAD HITCHHIKER IN 'LIFE AFTER DEATH'; ABOUT A MAN WHO GOT TOO CURIOUS FOR HIS OWN GOOD IN THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY'; THEN TWO TOURISTS IN ITALY WHO FIND HORROR AND TERROR IN THE TOMBS OF THE DEAD IN THE 'CATACOMBS OF ROME' (WITH PICTURES); A CRAZY OLD LADY THAT KEEPS 'CAT EYES', HER KILLER PANTHER, IN A MANSION SURROUNDED BY A SWAMP IN THE STORY 'CAT EYES'; FOUR BOYS FIND TERROR AND DEATH IN A 3-STORY MANSION IN 'HEED MY WARNING', A PUMPKIN PROTEST IN THE MYSTERY OF THE PUMPKIN PATCH' AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, THE MAN THAT WOULDN'T DIE' WHO WENT FROM GOOD TO MURDER. THESE STORIES WILL KEEP YOU ENTERTAINED UNTIL BOOK II COMES OUT. NOTE: USE FEELING AND SUSPENSE WHEN READING OR TELLING EACH STORY. YOU'LL KNOW IF YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT BY THE AUDIENCE'S REACTION. GOOD LUCK! PICK OUT THE STORIES APPROPRIATE TO THE AGE GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL. I HOPE YOU ENJOY WHAT YOU READ. CHAPTER ONE "THE HAUNTED CASTLE" WAS FIRST TOLD AT YMCA CAMP WILLSON IN OHIO WHEN I WAS A COUNSELOR THERE. I RETURNED AS CAMP DIRECTOR 14 YEARS LATER, AND HEARD A COUNSELOR TELLING THE STORY WORD FOR WORD TO THE BOYS IN HIS CABIN.
Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House".
Feo und ihre Mutter leben in einer kleinen Hütte im Wald. Sie wildern Wölfe aus, die einst als Glücksbringer an die St. Petersburger Oberschicht verkauft worden waren, aber jetzt zu groß und wild geworden sind. Nun auf einmal sollen die Wölfe nicht bloß ausgewildert, sondern getötet werden. Doch Feos Mutter weigert sich und wird von General Rakow gefangen genommen. Feo kann in letzter Sekunde entkommen. Gemeinsam mit drei Wölfen, einem Wolfsjungen und einer bunt zusammengewürfelten Kindertruppe macht sie sich auf den Weg, um ihre Mutter zu retten und dem General die Stirn zu bieten.