Timber Wolf, Lake Superior, Ontario

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

The Rucksack Masthead
By Michael A. Neiger, 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.


Ken Roubal's first fire

Kenneth Roubal
tends his first
reflector fire
in the bush.
(Photo by Michael Neiger)



Bush skills

By Michael A. Neiger
Copyright 2002

Last updated on October 13, 2004

Contents of page

   Bush kid
      Equipment vendors

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




Backpacking is For Me, by Art Thomas (Lerner, 1980)

Backpacking With Babies and Small Children, by Goldie Silverman (Wilderness Press, 1986)

Backpacking with Children, by Fran Scoble (Windfall Press, 1978)

Backpacking with Small Children, by James H. Stout and Ann M. Stout (Funk and Wagnalls, 1975)

Buck Wilder's Hiking and Camping Guide, by Tim Smith and Mark Herrick

Camping and Backpacking with Children, by Steven Boga (Stackpole Books, 1995)

Eddie Bauer Guide to Family Camping, by Eddie Bauer and Archie Satterfield (Addison-Wesley, 1983)

Family Camping Guide, by James and Barbara Newman (World Publishing Co., 1967)

Family Wilderness Handbook, by Mary S. Welch (Ballantine Books, 1973)

Hiking With Kids, by Robin Tawney (Falcon Guide, 2001)

Illustrated Backpacking Dictionary for Young People, by Randy Larson and Eric Lurio (Harvey House, 1981)

Kids in the Wild--A Family Guide to Outdoor Recreation, by Cindy Ross (Mountaineers)

Kids Outdoors--Skills and Knowledge for Outdoor Adventurers, by Victoria Louge, Frank Logue, and Mark Carroll (Ragged Mountain Press, 1996)

L.L. Bean Family Camping Handbook, by Keith McCafferty (Lyons Press, 1999)

Michigan's Best Outdoor Adventures with Children, by Jim DuFresne (Mountaineers, 1990)

Sharing Nature With Children, by Joseph B. Cornell (Dawn Publications, 1979)

Take a Hike!--The Sierra Club Kid's Guide to Hiking and Backpacking, by Lynne Foster and Martha Weston (Sierra Club Books, 1991)

Travel With Children, second edition, by Maureen Wheeler (Lonely Planet, 1990)

Wilderness with Children--A Parent's Guide to Fun Family Outings, by Michael Hodgson (Stackpole Books, 1992)






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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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