‘Leaving the blinding sand for the cool shade of the trees, I walked carefully through the undergrowth to where Dave, using two twigs as chopsticks, was picking up a freshly severed human finger...’ John’s trip to India starts badly when his girlfriend returns home and he finds himself looking at the sharp end of a knife in a train station cubicle. But his life is saved by an enigmatic traveller called Rick, who persuades John to question his mundane plans for the future, risking it all for much, much more. Fast forward to the Thai island of Koh Pha-Ngan; John, Rick and their new friend Dave pose as millionaire aristocrats in a hedonistic Eden of beautiful girls, free drugs and wild beach parties. Running out of money and pursued by the Thai Mafia, they embark on adrenalin-fuelled journeys to Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and Hong Kong, facing danger at every turn. Filled with wild adventures in exotic locations, this is not travel writing for the faint-hearted: this is an amazing true story of the hunt for excess at any cost.
A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
Author: Rick Curtis
Pubpsher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail for: BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS—how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more--illustrated with more than 100 line drawings. TRICKS OF THE TRAIL—time-tested practical lessons learned along the way GOING ULTRALIGHT—downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up Every traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you'll ever need—this one—and take to the great outdoors with confidence.
An ideal collection of simple recipes for when budget, storage space, cooking equipment and/or skills, are in short supply. Perfect for the backpacker cooking on the road in hostel kitchens! Are you about to go travelling on the road for a long period of time? Will you be able to afford to eat out all the time? Do you have a variety simple and easy recipes under your belt that require only basic ingredients you can buy just about anywhere, do not require fancy cooking equipment, and leave minimum left over ingredients? No? Are you sick of eating pasta and tomato sauce? Yes? Then The Backpacker Chef recipe book is for you! What's Special About the Recipes in this Cookbook? • Only basic ingredients required – no spending ages wandering down aisles of supermarkets looking for fancy ingredients you’ve never heard of before. Speeds up shopping time! • Only a handful of ingredients per recipe (great for when you only want to remember a few things to buy at the shop) • Minimum left over ingredients and minimum washing up! • No fancy equipment required – not even a blender! • All recipes made in 5 easy steps and written in a way that even the least experienced in the cooking will understand. • Great variety of 50+ recipes, over half with pictures. No need to be bored with what you are eating! Give it a try and be pleasantly surprised how easy and quick it can be to cook your own fresh, favoursome, healthy, fuss free food – and save lots of money in the process! Go on, give it a try!
If I could have or do any three things in the world what would they be? This is the simple question that Patrick Hamilton Walsh asked himself at the age of 16. The answer to this question would lead him to living the life of his dreams. The Backpacker who sold his Supercar details, in an open and honest manner, the goals that Patrick set for himself as a 16-year-old and the mindset that he had to develop in order to achieve these goals. Upon the fulfillment of those early goals, Patrick set his sights on ever-greater goals, such as: - Travelling overland from London to Sydney - Breaking a Guinness World Record for a good cause - Owning a Porsche before age 30 - Swimming off the coast of every continent - Attending dinner with the President In this book, Patrick reveals how he achieved his goals, gives an insight into each experience and details what he plans to do in the future. The final section of the book contains a surprising twist that everyone in this rat-race world will relate to. This is a book for anyone that carries unfulfilled potential or has a dream yet to be fulfilled. Ultimately, this is a book for anyone that has the desire to do more. The book tends to be the most informative as far as giving insight into bettering ones life ... it is Walshs positivity and enthusiasm for life that make this format work. The US Review of Books
This compact book presents 130 songs in a convenient 5 1/2 inches by 8 inch format. All selections are written in leadsheet format for voice with complete lyrics, guitar chords and harmonica tablature. Ideal for the trail or campfire singing, take it along on your next hike or camping trip. Written in the guitar- friendly keys of C, G, D, A, E major and A, D, and E minor. Songs include A Tisket, a Tasket; All the Pretty Little Horses; Arkansas Traveler; Aunt Rhody; Bury Me Beneath the Willow; Clementine; Cripple Creek; I've Been Working on the Railroad; Oh Susanna; Pop Goes the Weasel; and many more.
What you need to know before you hit the trails Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Reviews from previous editions "The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere." --Backpack (UK) "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense." --Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book." —Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading." —Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)
"The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere."—Backpack (UK) This enormously practical guide includes everything from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys—such as how to ford rivers safely and how to choose a route through untracked terrain. As a gear advisor, this book is unequaled. You'll find the last word on: How to choose packs and footwear—and make sure they fit What clothing to take on the trail Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices And much more Now in its third edition, The Backpacker's Handbook also covers desert hiking, ultralight backpacking, and adventure trekking in distant corners of the globe. Indeed, there is little about backpacking Chris Townsend does not cover. This trusted reference will prepare you for the challenges and excitement of backpacking the wilderness. "A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense."—Sierra "Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book."—Maine Sportsman "For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading."—Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)
A complete course in nature photography, illustrated with exquisite photographs of many different environments, teaches you how to take perfect color photographs in the field. This handy survival guide is an essential item for any photographer's backpack.