Thursday, December 17, 2015

Two most attractive new titles for NZ trampers & outdoor types

New Zealand Backcountry Cooking
Drawing on years of experience tramping and cooking in the outdoors, Paul and Rebecca Garland have created a comprehensive backcountry cooking guide that is quite unlike anything else published in New Zealand.

Written especially for trampers and other outdoor adventurers, New Zealand Backcountry Cooking provides a huge range of delicious and lightweight food options that can be created with simple cooking techniques. The book covers all possible outdoor experiences, from multi-day trips where lightweight ingredients and cooking speed are essential, family adventures where tasty food can be a crucial element in making the experience enjoyable for children, through to weekend and camp cooking where weight is not a consideration, and more gourmet options are possible.

In addition to these many recipes, the authors provide lots of invaluable practical advice around preparation at home, cooking basics, equipment and menu planning. Additionally, the dry weight of every meal is also provided.

If you are just starting out as a tramper and need to understand the fundamentals, or if you are an experienced outdoor adventurer who would enjoy some inspiration for your backcountry cooking, then this book will prove to be a perfect companion.

About the authors:
Paul has been tramping for 50 years, and has had a long interest in eating well in the outdoors. He has had professional training as a chef in both commercial kitchens and the New Zealand army, and worked for 25 years in endangered species conservation. In 2012 he completed the Te Araroa Trail after 152 days walking the length of New Zealand. He lives outside of Christchurch.

Paul’s daughter, Rebecca, has been camping and tramping all her life, firstly with her parents and then kayaking and biking with friends and now with her own family. She is a passionate home cook and has spent many hours with her father planning and refining good food to eat in the outdoors. Rebecca is a surgeon and lives in Wellington with her husband and two children.

Tramping in New Zealand
In print for nearly 10 years, Tramping in New Zealand has become a best-selling tramping guide to 40 of the most popular tramps in New Zealand. In order to keep the title current and accurate, Tramping in New Zealand has been fully revised and updated.

Each tramp is illustrated with at least one accurate panoramic Geographx map, and is supported by relevant, up-to-date route information, as well as photographs from Shaun Barnett, one of New Zealand’s most respected tramping authors.

The tramps covered include New Zealand’s best known Great Walks, such as the Milford Track, the Routeburn and the Tongariro Crossing, and many others from both islands, such as the Queen Charlotte Track, the Rees-Dart near Queenstown, and the Pinnacles Hut on the Coromandel. If you were to have one guide book on New Zealand tramping, this is the one to have.

About the author:  
SHAUN BARNETT began tramping in the Kaweka and Ruahine ranges as a boy and has tramped throughout New Zealand, including a piecemeal traverse of the Southern Alps, and also in Tasmania, Alaska, Canada and South America. He holds a degree in ecology from Massey University and a Diploma in Parks & Recreation from Lincoln University. After working for
the Department of Conservation, he turned to full-time writing and photography, and co-authored the award-winning Classic Tramping in New Zealand (1999). Several other best-selling tramping guides followed. More recently, Shaun co-authored Booksellers’ Choice Award winner Shelter from the Storm: The story of New Zealand’s backcountry huts (2012) and Tramping: A New Zealand history (2014).

Shaun, who is the editor of Federated Mountain Clubs’ Bulletin and roving editor of Wilderness magazine, lives with his wife and three children on Wellington’s south coast.

Both titles published by Potton & Burton and both with rrp .$39.99

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