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Colorado Bookshelf: The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide

Colorado author Brendan Leonard drops essential knowledge for planning rustic adventures.


Even veteran outdoorsmen don’t know all the how-tos of wilderness survival. Brush up on your knowledge with The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide, penned by Denverite Brendan Leonard. This new, encyclopedic handbook answers important questions such as, “How do I navigate a whiteout?” and “Can I drink my own urine in an emergency situation?” through a cheeky Q&A format. You’ll also find valuable info about adventure-specific gear, a glossary of outdoor terms, and lists of must-do activities around the globe—like 10 mountains to climb that don’t require ropes or crampons. (Longs Peak is number one!) Plus, the waterproof cover means summer’s toad-strangling thunderstorms won’t ruin your guide to survival. 

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