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Some Suggested Reading

Most of these books and others are available at the Public Libraries from Sudbury to Thunder Bay, and beyond. Joining your local hiking club and meeting with seasoned hikers will also help instill practical knowledge. Or, consider using the VTA Facebook page to ask questions of other hikers.
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ACERRANO, ANTHONY  J. THE OUTDOORSMAN’S EMERGENCY MANUAL

BOGA, STEVEN  CAMPING AND BACKPACKING WITH CHILDREN

CARHART, ARTHUR H.  THE OUTDOORSMAN’S COOKBOOK

CRINKLEROOT  WALKING IN WILD PLACES & SAFETY MEASURES

ELMAN, ROBERT  THE HIKER’S BIBLE

FLETCHER, COLIN  THE COMPLETE WALKER

FOSTER, LYNNE  TAKE A HIKE! (WITH CHILDREN)

FRY, ALAN   SURVIVAL IN THE WILDERNESS

HART, JOHN.  WALKING SOFTLY IN THE WILDERNESS

JACOBSON, CLIFF.  CAMPING SECRETS

KATZ, ELLIOT.  THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BACKPACKING IN CANADA

KINMONT VIKKI & CLAUDIA AXCELL.  SIMPLE FOODS FOR THE PACK

KODET RUSSEL E. BEING YOUR OWN WILDERNESS DOCTOR

KRONICK, DOREEN A GUIDE TO CAMPING FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

KUNTZLEMAN, CHARLES T. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF WALKING

MCKAY, SHARON and MACLEOD, DAVID TAKE A HIKE(ed. note: a guide for the young, beginning hiker)

MEARS, RAYMOND  OUTDOOR SURVIVAL HANDBOOK 

MOOERS, ROBERT L. JR.   FINDING YOUR WAY IN THE OUTDOORS 

PLATTEN, DAVID  OUTDOOR SURVIVAL HANDBOOK 

REDFORD, ROBERT  OUTDOOR SURVIVAL SKILLS

ROBERTSON, DOUG  THE BEST HIKING IN ONTARIO

RODDICK, ELLIS  DAY-HIKING & BACKPACKING IN ONTARIO

TOWNSEND, CHRIS  THE BACKPACKERS HANDBOOK

WOOD, ROBERT S.  DAY HIKER-WALKING FOR FITNESS, FUN & ADVENTURE

Please check out the safety guides below:

General Guides
Equipment and Water
Fires and Smoking
Plants and Animals
First Aid
If you get Lost...
Suggested Reading