A collection of adventures (and misadventures) spent travelling in the wilderness.
Kevin Callan presents his best adventures – and misadventures – in the wilderness. Entertaining, yet enlightening, the stories are full of enthusiasm and are designed to get people to explore the wilderness on their own, and it’s hoped, be inspired to protect what’s still left.
These captured moments of a life spent traveling in secluded areas and promoting their importance to all of us aren’t just for outdoorsy types. The stories relate to a much broader audience: readers who have pondered sleeping under the stars or paddling a canoe across a calm lake or down wild rapids, or even venturing into the winter woods. After reading this book, they’ll want to pack up and go the very next day.
About the authors
Kevin Callan is the author of over 15 books, including his incredibly popular series of paddling guides. He has been a key speaker at major outdoor events for over 25 years in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. He is a regular contributor and columnist for Explore and CanoeRoots Magazine, is listed as one of the top 100 modern-day explorers by the Canadian Geographical Society, is a recipient of a National Magazine Award and is a Patron Paddler for Paddle Canada. He is a recurring guest on nationally broadcast television and radio programs and maintains his own very popular "Happy Camper" YouTube channel, drawing thousands of viewers.
James Raffan is a prolific writer, speaker, and geographer, and the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Circling The Midnight Sun; Emperor Of The North; Bark, Skin And Cedar; and Fire In The Bones. He has written for a variety of media outlets, including National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, Up Here, Explore and The Globe and Mail, and produced radio and television documentaries for CBC Radio and the Discovery Channel. His work has taken him all over the world. He is an international fellow of the Explorers Club, a past chair of the Arctic Institute of North America, and a fellow and past governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, service for which he was awarded many medals, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. From 2010 to 2013, he traveled through the Arctic Circle, spending time in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Alaska, Canada, and Greenland, as he researched and wrote on culture and climate change in the North. He lives in Seeley’s Bay, Ontario. Visit him at JamesRaffan.ca or follow him on Twitter @raffjam.
… true to Callan’s character, the unpolished, word-of-mouth tone is powerfully relatable. It puts the reader in the action and makes the book inspirational.
Other titles by Kevin Callan
Top 70 Canoe Routes of Ontario
A Paddler's Guide to Killarney and the French River
A Paddler's Guide to Algonquin Park
Top 60 Canoe Routes of Ontario
Complete Guide to Winter Camping
The New Trailside Cookbook
100 Delicious Recipes for the Camp Chef
The Happy Camper
The Essential Guide to Life Outdoors
Top 50 Canoe Routes of Ontario
A Practical Guide to Camping Bliss
A Paddler's Guide to Quetico and Beyond
Other titles by James Raffan
A Polar Bear's Journey through the Fragile Arctic
Circling The Midnight Sun
Fire In The Bones
Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition
Emperor Of The North
Sir George Simpson and the Remarkable Story of the Hudson's Bay Company
Bark, Skin And Cedar
Reflections on the Canoe in the Canadian Experience
Meditations and Lore from a Canoeist's Life
Courage, Character and the Lake Timiskaming Canoeing Tragedy
The Lure of Faraway Places
Reflections on Wilderness and Solitude
Every Trail Has a Story
Heritage Travel in Canada