Timber Wolf, Lake Superior, Ontario

A lone timber wolf greets
paddlers along the north shore
of Lake Superior, Canada
(Photo by Michael Neiger)

I go to prove my soul!
I see my way
as birds their
trackless way.
  -- Robert Browning
  Paracelsus, 1835
The Rucksack Masthead
By Michael A. Neiger (aka: LandNavMan), Marquette, Michigan
Wilderness tripper: backpacking, winter camping, swift-water canoeing
Web site URL: http://therucksack.tripod.com • E-mail: mneiger@hotmail.com
Contents copyright © 1984-2007 by Michael A. Neiger • All rights reserved.


Bush skills

By Michael A. Neiger
Copyright 2001


Last updated on September 14, 2009

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Looking for
wilderness tripping
equipment and
For 100's of sources for wilderness tripping equipment and supplies, visit the sources for gear page on this Web site.

Need help
finding a book?
Trying to buy a new or used copy of a book, but can't locate one? Want to find a library somewhere in the country that will lend you the book at no cost? Then visit the handy book finder page on this Web site.

a book, catalog,
or Web site
If you know of a useful outdoor-related book, catalog, or Web site not listed on this Web site, e-mail the book's title, subtitle, author, publisher, date of publication, and short description; or the catalog's address and phone number; or the Web site's URL to Michael Neiger at mneiger@hotmail.com.

** Recommended



Birdsource--Birding with a Purpose
by the National Audubon Society
and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
   Hands-on projects and wide-scale data collection

eNature.com Online Field Guide
   Check out the Online Field Guide for Birds as well as
   the Birding page.

GORP--Adventure Travel

   Select "activities"

Hinterland Who's Who page
by the Canadian Wildlife Service
   Excellent information arranged by type of bird.

Michigan Birder

Northern Michigan Birding
   In-depth background info on Michigan birds.

Peterson Online
   Includes bird identification tutorials.

Virtural Birder

Wings Over Michigan



Birds of Michigan Field Guide, by Stan Tekiela (Adventure Publications, 1999)

Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America, a Peterson Field Guide, by Roger Tory Peterson (Houghton Mifflin Co., 1980)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, Eastern Region, by John Bull and John Farrand, Jr. (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998)

Our Amazing Birds--Little-Known Facts Their Private Lives, by Robert S. Lemmon (American Garden Guild and Doubleday & Co., 1952)


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In God's wilderness lies the hope of the world,
the great, fresh, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness.
— John Muir 1838-1914, Alaska Wilderness, 1890

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