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06-18-2011, 16:05
Will be getting Kindle for Father's Day. Wondering what Appalachian Trail or backpacking/hiking books are available.

Carl in FL
06-18-2011, 18:31
If it is the Kindle 2 it will support PDF files. So you can download the ATC Thru-Hiker's Companion (2011 edition) from their website if you are a member.

I am sure there are others. Amazon is a great place to go looking.

06-18-2011, 19:05
If it is the Kindle 2 it will support PDF files. So you can download the ATC Thru-Hiker's Companion (2011 edition) from their website if you are a member.

Actually, if you're a member of ALDHA, or join ($10), you can get the PDF of the Thru-Hiker's Companion for free. Otherwise it's $8.


Carl in FL
06-18-2011, 19:51
Yes -- ALDHA. Sorry about that.


06-19-2011, 10:26
I am going to be putting together a guidebook, kinda like the AWOL guide, that could be used on the trail. I would not recommend having your Kindle out in the rain, though.

I still need to research the legalities of it, but it would be available for the 2012 nobo season. I will be having (once I figure it out for grey scale) topographic maps for each shelter to shelter section, elevation profiles for the same, gps coords of the shelters (again, if I can figure it out), along with the data points of the water and road crossings and resupply options in the trail towns.

I need to have it completed by February, as that is when it is due for my school project.

06-19-2011, 22:52
[QUOTE=myotheralt;1173335 I would not recommend having your Kindle out in the rain, though.[/QUOTE]
I keep mine in a large ziploc bag and it works like a charm and is waterproof.

06-20-2011, 02:02
Two that I've found in e-form are:
AWOL On The Appalachian Trail by David Miller
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

You can convert between the various e-formats using Calibre (free) and highly recommended: http://calibre-ebook.com/

06-20-2011, 02:03
Duplicate post - delete

Is there no way to delete a post, only edit?

06-20-2011, 02:21
Some other titles on general backpacking / hiking / survival that can be found in e-form:

98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive by Cody Lundin
A Field Guide to Animal Tracks by Olaus J. Murie
Backpacker's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Hiking & Backpacking by Doug Werner
Backpacking Safety Tips: A Guide to Enjoying Any Trip Safely by Sarah Scott
Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making by William Carleton Gibson
Camping and Woodcraft: A Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the Wilderness by Horace Kephart
Edible Wild Plants by Oliver Perry Medsger
Emergency Survival: A Pocket Guide by Christopher Van Tilburg, M.D.
Handbook of Knots and Splices by Charles E. Gibson
Hennessy Hammock Knot by shane@theplacewithnoname.com
How to **** in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art, 2nd Edition by Kathleen Meyer
Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
Knot Tying Manual (Medical) by Johnson
Knots, Splices and Rope Work~ A Practical Treatise by A. Hyatt Verrill
Knotting and Splicing Ropes and Cordage ... by Paul Nooncree Hasluck
Northern Survival by Education Division, Northern Administration Branch, Department of Indian Affairs, Northern Development
SAS Urban Survival Handbook by John "Lofty" Wiseman
Ship Captain's Medical Guide by Unknown
Soldier’s Handbook For Individual Operations And Survival In Cold-Weather Areas by Department Of The Army
Spyderco Sharpmaker 204MF Instructions by Spyderco
Survival, Evasion, and Recovery by Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force
The 10 Bushcraft Books by Survival Station Supply
The Backpacker’s Handbook, 3rd Edition by Chris Townsend
The Global Nomad: Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice by Greg Richards, Julie Wilson
The Klutz Book of Knots by John Cassidy
The Survival Handbook by Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure
The Survival Handbook: A Practical Guide to Woodcraft and Woodlore by Raymond Mears
The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life by Ben Sherwood
The use of ropes and tackle (1922) by H. J. Dana, W. A. Pearl
US Army Survival Manual FM 21-76 by US Army
US Marine Corps by MWTC Summer Survival Course Handbook
US Marine Corps by MWTC Winter Survival Course Handbook
Wilderness Evasion by Unknown
Wilderness Survival for Dummies by John Haslett:, Cameron M. Smith

Some of the classics are free on Gutenberg and other ebook sites.

06-20-2011, 04:07
Hi everyone,

Just joined today and I am sooooo excited.

it is great to join this Forum, hope i'm welcome in...

06-20-2011, 09:57
I enjoyed AWOL. "Then the Hail Came" was good but for some reason it took me a long time to finish it. I wrapped up "Three Hundred Zeroes" very quickly and it's the only AT book so far that's made me laugh out loud. I'm reading "Skywalker" now and Bryon's book will probably be next.