Variety Entertainment and Outdoor Amusements:A Reference Guide Don B. Wilmeth
Do you want to try hiking but fear getting injured, lost or worn out? Do you want to know how to maximize the benefits of going outdoors? Are you looking for a beginner-friendly guide to help you make your trip safer, enjoyable, meaningful yet less tiring? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this audiobook is for you... 50 Things to Know Before Going on a Hike by Jonai Republica offers an approach to help you be prepared enough to have a fun, safe and meaningful hike. Most audiobooks on hiking tell you the authors’ trail stories, mishaps and lessons learned during their own grand adventures, as well as tips on the best gears to bring. Although there´s nothing wrong with that, it is equally important for beginners to know what to do before and during the hike to make the best out of the experience. Based on knowledge from the world´s leading experts, the best outdoors experience comes to those who are prepared. In this audiobook you´ll find a combination of planning guides, preparation and packing tips, hiking techniques, and life lessons that others only have known by experience after they have suffered the consequence of ignorance. This audiobook will help you prepare logistically, physically, mentally and spiritually before you hit the trail. By the time you finish this audiobook, you will know everything you need to know to have a successful and memorable hike. So grab your copy today. You´ll be glad you did. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Roth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101406/bk_acx0_101406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether he´s chasing sailfish in Panama or hunting dove and quail deep in Mexico, Gordon England pursues outdoor sports with a passion for the biggest and best. In this collection he catches huge dolphin in the Exumas, races motocross through woods both on and off the trails, hunts ducks in brutal Texas snow and ice, hooks hopelessly large blue marlin in Nassau, and gets lost at sea in a monstrous Gulf of Mexico storm. Gordon´s adventures often take place on Boat Tales, a 21-foot Aquasport, based in Nassau, Bahamas. His love of the ocean is captured in his travels across Florida´s Gulf Stream, to Abaco´s fabled Hole in the Wall, to remote islands of the Exumas, and from Abaco to Eluthera to Nassau in the dead of the night across miles of coral reefs at low tide. These tales will capture your imagination, vicariously take you to exotic lands, and entertain you with Gordon´s true-life escapades. Boat Tales is a collection of ten true to life adventures drawn from Gordon England´s outdoor lifestyle and nautical journeys. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stuart Mapes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011594/bk_acx0_011594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a terrific audiobook. It´s interesting, well-written, and timely. It´s the story of a textbook editor who retires, reads the popular book The Wild Effect and decides to hike the Appalachian Trail - and have an unexpected adventure! The tone is wry humor, tongue in cheek - the author has a great sense of humor, is perky, and as she learns in this adventure, is often in over her head! She is a very likeable character. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Gappmayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119683/bk_acx0_119683_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If John Gierach is living in a fool´s paradise, then it´s a paradise that his regular listeners will recognize and new fans will delight in discovering. Laced with the inimitable blend of wit and wisdom that have made him fly-fishing´s foremost scribe, Fool´s Paradise chronicles the fishing life in all its glory (catching your biggest fish ever) and squalor (being stranded in a tent during a soaking rainstorm). In Gierach´s world, both experiences are valuable, and perhaps inevitable. Fishermen everywhere will understand Gierach´s quest to discover and explore new waters, the unlikely appeal of winter fly-fishing, or his dismay at encroaching development. Braving trips on small prop planes and down ´´oh-my-God´´ roads, Gierach and his fishing buddies pursue bull trout in British Columbia, steelhead in the Rocky Mountains, and pike so fierce that a wise fisherman wears Kevlar gloves for the obligatory trophy photo. Equal parts fishing lore, philosophy, and great fish stories, Fool´s Paradise may not be a perfect substitute for actually being out on the water, but it´s surely the next best thing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007294/bk_tant_007294_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In No Shortage of Good Days John Gierach takes listeners from the Smokies in Tennessee to his home waters in Colorado, from the Canadian Maritimes to Mexico - saltwater or fresh, it´s all fishing and all irresistible. As always he writes perceptively about a wide range of subjects: the charm of familiar waters, the etiquette of working with new fishing guides, night fishing when the trout and the mosquitoes are both biting, and fishing snobbery, a pitfall he seems to have largely avoided. ´´A friend and I recently realized that making fly-fishing a way of life instead of a hobby has made us a couple of pretty one-dimensional characters. On the other hand, we agreed we´re two of the happiest people we know, albeit in a simple-minded sort of way.´´ Gierach again demonstrates the wit, eloquence, and insight that have become his trademarks. No Shortage of Good Days is the next best thing to a day of fishing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007224/bk_tant_007224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Gierach is known for his witty, trenchant observations about fly-fishing. In A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach once again takes us into his world and scrutinizes the art of fly-fishing. He travels to remote fishing locations where the airport is not much bigger than a garage and a flight might be held up because a passenger is running late. He sings the praises of the skilled pilots who fly to remote fishing lodges in tricky locations and bad weather. He explains why even the most veteran fisherman seems to muff his cast whenever he´s being filmed or photographed. He describes the all-but-impassable roads that fishermen always seem to encounter at the best fishing spots and why fishermen discuss four-wheel drive vehicles almost as passionately and frequently as they discuss fly rods and flies. And while he´s on that subject, he explains why even the most conscientious fisherman always seems to accumulate more rods and flies than he could ever need. From Alaska to the Rockies and across the continent to Maine and the Canadian Maritimes, A Fly Rod of Your Own is an ode to those who fish. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007396/bk_tant_007396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of US national champions and World Cup Nordic skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston demonstrate that following a carefully designed regimen is as effective for alpinism as it is for any other endurance sport and leads to better performance. They deliver detailed instruction on how to plan and execute training tailored to your individual circumstances. Whether you work as a banker or a mountain guide, live in the city or the country, are an ice climber, a mountaineer heading to Denali, or a veteran of 8,000-meter peaks, your understanding of how to achieve your goals grows exponentially as you work with this audiobook. Chapters cover endurance and strength-training theory and methodology, application, and planning, nutrition, altitude, mental fitness, and assessing your goals and your strengths. Chapters are augmented with inspiring essays by world-renowned climbers, including Ueli Steck, Mark Twight, Peter Habeler, Voytek Kurtyka, and Will Gadd. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Wayne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/015531/bk_tant_015531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.