Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book Paperback – Jan 1 1996
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Our society is in a misserable state of de-evolution and this guy is living proof of the sorry state of humanity! Needless to say, this guy is totally lame!
Watch for the follow up book; TELEMARK TIPS! This review was also a form of shameless self promotion by the Mike guy from the title.
For all your backcountry skiing needs, this book is your one stop source and it is full of MAD magazine (and R.Crumb) inspired illustrations. These cartoons are funny and informitive plus the text is awsome too! Black Diamond equiptment is the leading sourse of backcountry skiing gear and they keep a copy in their bathroom! Talk about a place of honor, what aer you waighting for? You NEED this book! 'Nuf said... Mike!
This book is great fun. I have lots of winter camping books and do a fair amount of winter camping. Other books may have more information, but none covers all of the basics with as much humor as this one. I do alpine skiing and snowshoeing so the coverage of tele skiing wasn't of particular interest...but I still really enjoyed reading those sections, too.
It is hard to describe the authors' irreverent approach while dealing with serious (life and death) topics, but they somehow pull it off. This is really a great book to engage someone who isn't already a hard-core winter camper...so if you are, buy it for your significant other (assuming you haven't been able to get them enthused about spending a winter weekend outdoors.) If they don't enjoy this book, you may officially give up on them.
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There are two types of winter campers: those who have this book and those who need it. Perhaps if you are very very experienced you don't need it but otherwise, get it! Read morePublished on April 12 2004
This book combines some great humor and excellent line drawings with some great wilderness and backcountry wisdom. Read morePublished on Dec 3 2002 by westmedic531
Everything I have learned the hard way in 10+ years of snow camping, is in this book! This book is written with wit and humor and great illustrations. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2000 by David Jenkins
This book is a good summary of all those things that you learn from either years of experience, or the hard way. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 1999
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