It’s always a good idea to get out and explore the great PNW. From pristine mountain lakes to dramatic coastlines and unforgettable national forests, Washington and Oregon have everything you could desire for outdoor camping.
Thirty-three states in the U.S. as well as the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana use with more locations on the ballot. Stay high above the law with this fully-illustrated cannabis cookbook featuring recipes for tasty edibles, delicious drinks and so much more.
Fresh air makes you hungry—be ready with the Gestalten The Great Outdoors Cookbook. This cookbook has 120 recipes for all kinds of campfire cooking, meals to keep you going while hiking and a hell of a lot of good stories. Chef up on-the-go sandwiches to pesto, preserved delicacies, and power food - this cookbook is an essential for open-flame cooking.
Chef and outdoor enthusiast Markus Sämmer quit his job in high-end gastronomy to travel Australia and eventually become a self-employed chef a couple of years ago. He developed the recipes in The Great Outdoors on the road in his Volkswagen van.
Don’t sacrifice your finely cultivated taste for drink just because you’re away from home. With Road Soda from W&P Design and Kara Newman, hotel minibar and backwoods flask kit alike transform into your own personal craft cocktail haven. Newman details on-the-go recipes, hacks and fixes for any situation, compiling personal stories and tips from bartenders and cocktail experts. A must-have for the classy drinker.
For greenthumbs and would-be growers alike, the path to good home gardening. Looking to gas-up your houseplant game but can’t seem to find fertile ground? HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR PLANTS by Nik Southern contains all the ways to unearth your inner botanist. Gain an understanding of plant’s needs, where to place them, how to style them and, most of all, keep them not only alive but thriving. Whether your goals are lush living spaces or tropical washrooms, HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR PLANTS has the tools to help you achieve it.
Ever dream of escaping to a cozy cabin in the great outdoors? This unique bind-up of Conrad Meinecke’s classic, Your Cabin in the Woods works helps make that a reality, while imparting a deeper appreciation of nature and of building something with your own two hands.
For 70 years, readers have been enjoying Meinecke’s odes to the simple life, Your Cabin in the Woods and Cabin Craft and Outdoor Living. For the first time, these books are combined into a deluxe two-color vintage package.
In writing both practical and inspirational, Meinecke details how to turn your cabin dream into a reality, from choosing land to using tools to the basics of construction. He provides hand-drawn floor plans for a variety of cabins, from a simple two-room to a more complex long house. A number of sections focus on the best way to build fireplaces, both indoors and out. He also provides instructions for basic furniture, lighting, and other touches that make a cabin feel like home. Throughout are Meinecke’s thoughts on ways to enjoy your new-found space, from hearty fireplace recipes to the types of wood for a perfect fire and the beauty found in birdsong.
Practical as it may be, the book’s enduring appeal owes in large part to its warmly engaging tone and firm belief in the restorative power of nature and the satisfaction of hard work. He writes, “Take full enjoyment in the building. Take time out to rest. Most city folks seem always to rush things through. Why? Lay off until tomorrow. Take an afternoon nap. Stop the clock for the weekend. Get off to an early start in the cool of tomorrow morning. You may be crowded in your work in town, but this should be your rest cure, your recreating.”
Showcasing hundreds of funky vehicles, awe-inspiring landscapes, and cleverly designed interiors in tiny spaces from around the world, Hatchette Book Group’s Van Life is perfect for who anyone daydreams about living on the open road.
More and more people-from millennials to baby boomers-are taking a break from conventional life for the freedom, tranquility, and adventure of being on the road and living in a converted vintage truck, camper, or van.
One of these vandwellers, Foster Huntington, created the #vanlife hashtag as he chronicled his adventures living in a van while driving it across the country. He tapped into a community of like-minded individuals looking to explore nature at their own pace and live a debt-free lifestyle.
Van Life showcases the best crowd-sourced photographs from Foster’s tumblr account, van-life.net, many of which have never been posted. Organized into sections like Volkswagen vans, American vans, converted vans, school buses, and more, the hundreds of photos include shots of the unique vehicles, the beautiful locations they’ve been parked including stunning beaches, dramatic mountains and picturesque forests, fully designed interiors with kitchens and sleeping quarters, and more.
Also included are interviews with solo travelers, couples, and families who are living this new American dream.
With stunning photos of idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, Hatchette Book Group’s Cabin Porn is an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beauty and serenity that happens when nature meets simple construction.
If you're on a first-name basis with your barista but haven't perfected (or even attempted) making café-quality coffee at home, let Brew show you the way. In this approachable guidebook, author and coffee expert Brian W. Jones demystifies specialty coffee's complexities, teaches you how to buy the best beans and brewing equipment, offers in-depth primers for mastering various slow-coffee techniques (including pour over, French press and moka pot), and supplies you with dozens of recipes for invigorating coffee-based drinks and cocktails. Brew isn't a book for coffee professionals, but rather an indispensable and accessible guide for any specialty-coffee lover who wants to make better coffee at home.
Infuse is a recipe book filled with fresh and flavorful oil, spirit, and water infusions. In Infuse we share not only our favorite infusion recipes, but also how to use them in food and cocktails, like a spicy chili oil added to a grilled pizza bianca or a hot toddy spiked with peach bourbon. With more than 50 recipes, Infuse provides instructions, quick tips and plenty of inspiration for how you can make delicious infusions part of your everyday.
Shake is a unique cocktail book that expresses a seasonal and straightforward approach to drinks and entertaining, and reminds us that mixing cocktails should be simple, social, and, above all, fun. Our genuine hope is that this book inspires you to take delicious cocktails out of the bar and into your hands — and helps you do just that.