Timber Wolf, Lake Superior, Ontario

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

When dew is
on the grass
rain will never
come to pass
   -- Anon.


The weather
is beautiful;
but as noodle says,
"we shall suffer
for this, sir,
   -- Sydney Smith
   Letter to
   Sir George Phillips


When leaves
show their undersides,
be very sure
that rain betides
    -- Anon.


Some are weatherwise,
some are otherwise.
   -- Benjamin Franklin
   Poor Richard's
, 1733


The tempest's howl,
it soothes my soul,
my griefs
it seem to join;
the leafless trees
my fancy please,
their fate
resembles mine.
   -- Robert Burns
   Winter: A Dirge

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.


Bush skills

By Michael A. Neiger
Copyright 2001

Last updated on October 13, 2004

Contents of page

   Weather forecasting
   Weather forecasts

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.

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finding a book?
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a book, catalog,
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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


Lightning Safety

Lightning Protection Institute

For more information on lightning safety, see the Lightning page on this Web site.




Aviation Weather, by the Federal Aviation Agency and U.S. Department of Commerce Weather Bureau (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975)

Instant Weathercasting, by Alan Watts (Dodd, Mead)

Instant Weather Forecasting in Canada, by Alan Watts (Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1978)

Lightning Book, by Peter E. Viemeister (MIT Press, 1972)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather, by David M. Ludlum (Alfred A. Knopf, 1995)

Pocket Weather Forecaster (Weather Trends, Inc., 1974)

Weather, by Paul Lehr, R. Will Burnett, and Herbert Zim (Golden)

Weather Book, by Jack Williams (USA Today, 1992)

Weather Sourcebook, by Ronald Wagner and Bill Adler (Globe Pequot Press, 1994)

Weathering the Wilderness--The Sierra Club Guide to Pratical Meterorology (Sierra Club Books, 1980)

Weather-Wise Boater--A Weather Handbook for the Great Lakes, by Mal Sillers and Don Hill (Mal Sillers Weather Consultants, Inc., 1987)




For current weather conditions and forecasts, visit the "weather page" in this Web site.




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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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