HORN OF THE HUNTER, by Robert C. Ruark. 1955. Still the best book ever written about African hunting, and likely to remain so forever. The original edition has photos, which are so-so, and Ruark’s drawings, which are terrific.

THE GREAT AMERICAN CAMPING COOKBOOK, by Scott Cookman. 2007. Cookman, I believe, died of cancer in 2008 (If anyone knows different I would love to be proved wrong.). He was a wonderful writer, and even if you don’t give a damn about cooking you’ll find this fascinating. If you do cook, you’ll find it fascinating and invaluable.

THE AX BOOK. The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter. By D. Cook. 1981, 1999. Everything, and I do mean everything, that there is to know about axes and how to use them. Great reading to boot.
THE GARGANTUAN GUNSITE GOSSIP**, Volumes One and Two. By Jeff Cooper. 1990 and 2001. Chairman Jeff was opinionated, highly educated, and always interesting. Gunsite Gossip was a blog before there were blogs, and this one owes much to it. The two volumes are ideal bathroom books.

HELL, I WAS THERE. Elmer Keith, 1979. Whatever else you think about Ol’ Elmer, he could spin a yarn. This damned book is expensive, but if you can find one at a reasonable price, snap it up. You won’t be able to put it down.