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Bringing the outside into our homes - what are the best outdoor movies, books, and podcasts?

Sweat, sunshine, fresh air—we love our time outside. But despite best-laid plans, sometimes weather, illness or the unexpected forces us indoors. So, it's time to generate a list of the all-time best adventure books, movies and podcasts to help others stay inspired by bringing the outdoors in. Share your opinions below!

And if you're looking for a more suggestions, check out our new blog in the Co-op Journal!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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Great podcast - The Wild with Chris Morgan. Most recently about dogs trained to track bears, the secret lives of trees and Richard Louv. Great voice, great topics, great stories.

For more literary types, it's hard to beat the musings of Annie Dillard in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.  

The Pursuit of Endurance by Jennifer Pharr Davis or any of her books really. 

Rowing to Lattitude, by Jill Fredstone.  She was (is?) an Alaskan avalanche expert who spent her summers rowing the coastlines of arctic places like Svalbard, Greenland, and the like.