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    The Beauty of Books (and Calendars): Great Reads for Outdoor-Minded People

    fileDear fans of the printed word: If, like me, you pitch your tent in the philosophical camp where physical books are still considered cherished objects and viewed as a valid art form, here is a sampling of noteworthy outdoor titles, new or recent releases, for your consideration as the calendar guides us into the gleaming corridor of gift-gifting season… My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir (100th Anniversary Illustrated Edition). A recipient of a 2011 National Outdoor Book Award, this ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on November 29, 2011 12:08 PM & Tagged books, calendars and gifts | permalink | Comments

    Paperback Rider: Book Tour by Bike to Cover 8,600 Miles

    fileForget the gym; exercise outside. That's the advice fitness coach and author John Colver has been dishing since 2003. Unconventional? So is his national book tour. Colver rolls out of a Seattle-area suburb today on a bike, pedaling toward the East Coast on the first leg of 4-month bike tour that will cover 8,600 miles and, he hopes, convince new converts of the benefits of using local parks, beaches and open public spaces to pursue fitness goals. Colver, author of Fit by Nature, is owner and ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on August 3, 2011 12:13 PM & Tagged Cycling, Fit by Nature, John Colver, books and fitness | permalink | Comments

    An Author's Tips on Getting Babies (and You) Outdoors

    file“It should be OK to wander in the woods for a bit with no plan whatsoever.” That’s the adventurous view of Jennifer Aist, author of the book Babes in the Woods and the mother of 4 kids in Anchorage, Alaska. The REI Blog asked Jen, who recently led a class on this topic at the REI Issaquah, Wash., store, for her thoughts on changing America’s increasingly structured, indoor culture—one child at a time. Q: What prompted you to write the Babes in the Woods book? A: I wrote the book to encourage ...

    Posted by Steve T on October 15, 2010 7:28 PM & Tagged Hiking, babes in the woods, books, camping, jennifer aist and kids | permalink | Comments

    REI in the News: Co-op Featured in New Book on Design and Innovation

    fileAvailable on bookshelves next month, Design Is How It Works: How the Smartest Companies Turn Products into Icons by Jay Greene features REI as one of eight companies that incorporates “design thinking” into its business strategies. On his website, Greene explains, “Design is more than just making a product pretty – it’s what makes customers loyal.” The co-op is profiled alongside other design companies including Porsche, Nike, LEGO, OXO, Clif Bar, Ace Hotels and Virgin Atlantic. For those ...

    Posted by Bethany H on July 27, 2010 1:54 PM & Tagged Jay Greene, Seattle Times, books, design and rei | permalink | Comments

    Outdoors In

    fileLet's face it, you just can't always be out having adventures. That time came for me last year when my right knee required ACL reconstruction surgery--a wonder of medical science, but a long-term adventure sideliner. I'm now back to a mostly normal routine of hitting trails and pedaling the bike. But for nearly 5 months I got real friendly with the couch.   I don't have cable, so TV was a short-lived source of distraction. Then I found Into the Wild sitting on my shelf, half read. The ...

    Posted by KG_old_2 on April 6, 2010 5:49 PM & Tagged adventure and books | permalink | Comments

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