Monday, September 3, 2012

an instructional with cartoons


I'm an author now, just like 
Ernest Hemingway and Fyodor Dostoevsky!

Honestly, there is only one reason to write a book: to be taken seriously. And that's exactly what is about to happen to me.
How to get this super cool book:
It's available thru the creepy corporate giant mail-order book seller named after a river in Brazil (linked HERE).  
But, it's a whole lot more groovy to walk into you local bookstore with the title and this simple code: ISBN-10: 0762763841.
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14 comments:

Brian said...

Congratulations Mike! When do you anticipate the book being available to purchase?

Rod Lawlor said...

Thanks Mike,

I just ordered a copy. I should have ordered two so I don't have to fight my 11yo for first read. Not sure if you want to add a link, but bookdepository.com works well for non-US buyers, as they do free international shipping

Rod

Mike Clelland! said...

Available VERY soon, maybe within a few days!

Contact your local bookstore, and ask 'em to stock it on their shelves!

Please enjoy - It's meant to be FUN!

Ric said...

Mike, I just ordered a copy of your new boof from Amazon (previously purchased "Lighten Up") and can't wait to read it. I enjoyed your illustrations in "Lighten Up!" now I can get the best of noth worlds (tips and illustration).

You should consider guide work in your future.

Ric

NatureGuided said...

I kept my fingers crossed when I bought this book that it would be useful and a good read. I've now read it through the first time, of what will be many, and I found this to be the best backpacking book ever. This is a book to be taken seriously, but it's a joy to read. Thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks...

Giggo said...

the book worth reading over and over and over, then read it again until you get 25pounds :)

LayCraft said...

Firstly, I love this book. I have read it cover to cover several times and I only bought it last week.

I purchased the book because I am in the process of replacing most of my trad gear right now. All of my old gear is for one person and now I always go with my wife. The book has already saved me more money than the cost of the book since I built my own popcan stove to replace my broken stove.

My one multipurpose convenience Item that I bring with me on every trip is my iPhone. I use it infrequently and in offline mode most of the time to save batteries. I use it for offline maps, occasionally gps & the gps compass function, the camera instead of a standalone camera, and I save info like tide tables on it. The most important function of it is to keep a whole library of ebooks that can help me with plant identification, sound recording ("That definitely wasn't a barred owl.") , and other things relating to carrying reference information. It only weighs 4.8 ounces.

The ironic part is that I can't bring it with me without adding weight to my pack. I would love it as an ebook.

It is definitely the best backpacking book that I have read. The illustrations help me remember techniques, . We are definitely going to be spending a lot more time adventuring and less time in camp.

Moondust said...

Mike, I love your new book! (And there are not many books I love.) But you need to take your grammar as seriously as your grams and hire a new editor. That should be "Hot off the presses!" :)

Trish said...

Yay! Congratulations!!

Adam Green said...

Just read the book and absolutely love it. Your tips will definitely make backpacking a lot more fun (because it's just so much simpler your way).

If you'd like another testimonial, I'd be happy to provide one. Just email adam [at] adamgreenmedia.com.

Anonymous said...

I checked your book out from our public library. I liked it enough I will be ordering my own copy to keep for reference.

I have a moderate level of traditional backpacking experience but nothing extensive. I've been into running trail ultras the last few years but plan to gravitate towards lightweight backpacking and less running. Your book has given me a great starting point. Thanks.

Peter Evans said...

I got this book after reading through it in the store, very well thought -out book... I don't agree with all the advice, but I do most of it. Great reading and illustrations. Thanks for the tips :)

Jan Klassen said...

I just finished reading your book this morning. I have only been backpacking/ hiking for five years. My first 5 day trip I started with a 50lb pack and I was a 48 yr old woman. (Still am a woman but I am 53 now!) anyways, I fell in love with the experience. I have been making or modifying gear since and I DO think it is fun to take out the scales and weigh stuff. My latest project was Adair of knee high gortex socks made from an old gortex jacket at the thrift store. Cost was $3.00, weight1oz though I still need to seam seal them. My friends and even my husband think I am obsessed and smile patiently, even indulgently at my "tinkering".
Anyways, your book has been a jewel! I am recommending it to many and lending it to a couple. Interestingly I am trying to minimize the stuff in my home, clearing out years of ...STUFF....so it dovetails nicely that I am trying to reduce my backpack load. I aim this summer to have a backpack base weight of 10 to 14 lbs and I feel good about that. I solo trek regularity and love what the philosopher Kierkegaard said about the fact that in nature the walls between an and God become thinner.
All to say that your book, coupled with your excellent illustrations will be a favourite resource for me. Your mindset and philosophy are ones I aspire to attain! I am grateful that you were granted the time and inspiration to write it.
Here is my one tip that I just discovered. Instead of a pot gripper I will take one of those squeeze type paper clips and use that. It gripped my pot perfectly, kept my fingers out of heats way, cost nothing since I had it already and weighs .1 of an ounce!
Ok, thank you again!!!!
Jan

Jan Klassen said...

Oh dear, I was working on a tiny screen without my glasses.....I did not even see all the typos. Hope you can make sense of it all! Sorry!
Jan