Some of you would like to experience different outdoor adventures and live the life to the fullest. Others want to find a perfectly quiet getaway where they can connect with nature and enjoy peaceful surroundings. Whatever you prefer, you must agree that it’s sometimes tough to be outdoors in the fall and winter, but it can always be the perfect time to curl up with a good book.
Check out these 10 Books That Will Grow Your Appreciation For The Outdoors:
1 – Cabin Porn
Cabin Porn is full of stunning images of cabins with beautiful landscapes. It will show you idyllic settings and perfect getaways. After reading it, you’ll want to find your own cozy and quiet place. This authentic, simple book will also give you insight about each cabin’s story. The cabins are organized by type, so you’ll see many different ones. You’ll also see smart solutions, like turning old barns and silos into cozy homes. You can always check out and follow the blog Cabin Porn, but it’s much better to make yourself comfortable, open this inspiring book, and enjoy the breathtaking photos.
BUY | $20
2 – Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, this book is a must have. It literally covers everything from Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Wilderness Survival to First Aid. You’ll have an ultimate guide with over a thousand photographs, diagrams, and illustrations. It doesn’t matter if you’re experienced or not, this book is for everyone who loves outdoor activities. You’ll learn all the necessary skills and the latest technologies for any adventure, from kayaking techniques to tips on how to hold an axe and use the right tools. It will also teach you about animal species you may face, from rare ones to the more common ones. And you’ll also learn how to react and give first aid in case of any emergency.
BUY | $25.50
3 – Rock the Shack: The Architecture of Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs
Rock the Shack is one more great book about beautiful getaways. In it, you’ll find all sorts of cabins, cottages, second homes, tree houses, transformations, shelters, and cocoons. It covers everything from simple solutions, architectural experiments to luxury retreats. This book is perfect for all who love architecture, outdoors and would like to run away from urban and crowded cities, even if just in their minds. It can also be a nice gift for anyone interested in architecture. What’s great about this collection is that it features many different homes and unique locations. You’ll see diverse architectural projects, whether they’re in the mountains, by the sea or in the woods.
BUY | $40.50
4 – The Outsiders: The New Outdoor Creativity
This book covers many ideas, projects and products for an outdoor lifestyle. It’s very elegant and original. You’ll learn about all the key players and entrepreneurs associated with this kind of lifestyle. Initially, you may think it’s just about the beautiful pictures, but you’ll soon get interested in personal stories, explanations, and descriptions. You’ll get familiar with all the essential equipment that can be used in the great outdoors, whether you go hiking, camping or any other adventure. It will give you many ideas on how to feed your adventurous spirit and find your personal quiet retreat. This book is the great way to find out what boots are the best for hiking or to figure out new ideas for adventures.
BUY | $41
5 – Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
If you find yourself in the wilderness, Bushcraft 101 will teach you all you need to know to stay safe and experience the ultimate adventure. This survival guide was designed to have simple instructions that come along with clear illustrations. First of all, you’ll learn all about bushcraft. There’s everything from preparing food, starting a fire, keeping yourself warm to using different tools. And you’ll get many options for each situation. This book will give you different perspective on things, little tips, and trick you can use and with it, you’ll be prepared for any situation possible (who said ladies can’t ‘man up’?).
BUY | $11.50
6 – The Great Wide Open: Outdoor Adventure & Landscape Photography
The Great Wide Open is a book filled with beautiful photographs from all over the world. The focus is on all the landscapes that take your breath away. These places offer us a peaceful escape, especially if we’re surrounded by urban claustrophobic surrounding. This book will make you want to leave everything behind and go on an adventure to explore nature. It also follows different explorers and gives us insight in their stories and what’s happening behind the photographs. You’ll read about their biggest adventures, and small things like the best ways to pitch a tent or make good coffee. The Great Wide Open will take you all around the world, from Mongolia to Peru, and show you the best places from silent forests, infinite skies to crystal waters.
BUY | $47
7 – Walden: or, Life in the Woods
Walden is a book on simple living in the natural surroundings. Henry David Thoreau wrote this book so he could share his experiences. Over the course of two years, two months, and two days he lived in a cabin he built near Walden Pond. He explained his spiritual quest in this sentence: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” He was passionate about it and the book has many details of his life and surrounding during that time. It’s also illustrated with Thoreau’s drawings. Walden reflects on self-reliance and how important it is to keep things simple.
BUY | $9
8 – National Geographic The National Parks: An Illustrated History
Just like the title says, this book focuses on National Parks in America. It’s a collection of best National Geographic’s photographs. This book is full of breathtaking images from all over the country. You can see some of the best photographs of The Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty, but also panoramas from National Parks. Stories in this book are as important as the photographs. You’ll read about first female park ranger, scuba expedition in a Civil War treasure trove, and many other interesting stories. From the first page to the last, this book explores America’s national treasures and natural heritage.
BUY | $28
9 – Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth
It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced traveler, or just an amateur or a dreamer, this book will give you the ultimate travel experiences. It will take you all around the world and show you best landscapes, architecture wonders, and hidden, quiet getaways. It will show you how it’s like to explore the lost island cities of Mozambique, sleep in a yurt in Mongolia or an old prison in Latvia. It will show you the biggest adventures the world offers, like looking for lemurs in Madagascar or spying dinosaur prints in Bolivia. Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth is basically a guide on how to see and do the very best things before you die.
BUY | $13
10 – Into The Wild
Into The Wild is an unforgettable true story that begins with a guy who decides to abandon all of his possessions, give his savings to charity, and go on an adventure. He gave himself a new name and vanished into the wild. This book talks about this enigmatic young man, and his adventures, obsessions, mistakes, and relationships. There’s also a film of the same name, and it’s a must see. Into The Wild is a great tale about the wilderness, and is recommended for anyone interested in nature or a life away from society. It describes the constant movement, and how it’s like to survive on your own. You’ll also learn what to do and what to avoid if you want to keep yourself safe. Into The Wild is well researched, and gives the best insight on what was happening in this life changing adventure quest.
BUY | $9