Meat Eater

Filename: meat-eater.pdf
ISBN: 9780679645283
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Number of pages: 256
Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Download and read online Meat Eater in PDF and EPUB “Revelatory . . . With every chapter, you get a history lesson, a hunting lesson, a nature lesson and a cooking lesson. . . . Meat Eater offers an overabundance to savor.”—The New York Times Book Review Steven Rinella grew up in Twin Lake, Michigan, the son of a hunter who taught his three sons to love the natural world the way he did. As a child, Rinella devoured stories of the American wilderness, especially the exploits of his hero, Daniel Boone. He began fishing at the age of three and shot his first squirrel at eight and his first deer at thirteen. He chose the colleges he went to by their proximity to good hunting ground, and he experimented with living solely off wild meat. As an adult, he feeds his family from the food he hunts. Meat Eater chronicles Rinella’s lifelong relationship with nature and hunting through the lens of ten hunts, beginning when he was an aspiring mountain man at age ten and ending as a thirty-seven-year-old Brooklyn father who hunts in the remotest corners of North America. He tells of having a struggling career as a fur trapper just as fur prices were falling; of a dalliance with catch-and-release steelhead fishing; of canoeing in the Missouri Breaks in search of mule deer just as the Missouri River was freezing up one November; and of hunting the elusive Dall sheep in the glaciated mountains of Alaska. Through each story, Rinella grapples with themes such as the role of the hunter in shaping America, the vanishing frontier, the ethics of killing, the allure of hunting trophies, the responsibilities that human predators have to their prey, and the disappearance of the hunter himself as Americans lose their connection with the way their food finds its way to their tables. Hunting, he argues, is intimately connected with our humanity; assuming responsibility for acquiring the meat that we eat, rather than entrusting it to proxy executioners, processors, packagers, and distributors, is one of the most respectful and exhilarating things a meat eater can do. A thrilling storyteller with boundless interesting facts and historical information about the land, the natural world, and the history of hunting, Rinella also includes after each chapter a section of “Tasting Notes” that draws from his thirty-plus years of eating and cooking wild game, both at home and over a campfire. In Meat Eater he paints a loving portrait of a way of life that is part of who we are as humans and as Americans. Praise for Meat Eater “Full of empathy and intelligence . . . In some sections of the book, the author’s prose is so engrossing, so riveting, that it matches, punch for punch, the best sports writing.”—The Wall Street Journal “Steven Rinella is one of the best nature writers of the last decade. . . . This book was a page-turner.”—Tim Ferris “Rinella’s writing is unerringly smart, direct, and sharply detailed.”—The Boston Globe “A unique and valuable alternate view of where our food comes from.”—Anthony Bourdain


Meat Eater

Filename: meat-eater.pdf
ISBN: 9780385529822
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 244
Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Download and read online Meat Eater in PDF and EPUB The host of the Sportsman Channel's "MeatEater" presents facts about the natural world and history of hunting while also tracing his evolution as a sportsman, exploring such topics as Manifest Destiny, the ethics of killing, and humanity's responsibilitytoward prey.


Meat Eater

Filename: meat-eater.pdf
ISBN: 9780385529815
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 244
Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Doubleday

Download and read online Meat Eater in PDF and EPUB The host of the Sportsman Channel's "MeatEater" presents facts about the natural world and history of hunting while also tracing his evolution as a sportsman, exploring such topics as Manifest Destiny, the ethics of killing, and humanity's responsibilitytoward prey.


The Complete Guide to Hunting Butchering and Cooking Wild Game

Filename: the-complete-guide-to-hunting-butchering-and-cooking-wild-game.pdf
ISBN: 9780812994070
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Number of pages: 416
Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Download and read online The Complete Guide to Hunting Butchering and Cooking Wild Game in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive big-game hunting guide for hunters ranging from first-time novices to seasoned experts, with more than 400 full-color photographs, including work by renowned outdoor photographer John Hafner Steven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete guide to hunting—from hunting an animal to butchering and cooking it—the host of the popular hunting show MeatEater shares his own expertise with us, and imparts strategies and tactics from many of the most experienced hunters in the United States as well. This invaluable book includes • recommendations on what equipment you will need—and what you can do without—from clothing to cutlery to camping gear to weapons • basic and advanced hunting strategies, including spot-and-stalk hunting, ambush hunting, still hunting, drive hunting, and backpack hunting • how to effectively use decoys and calling for big game • how to find hunting locations, on both public and private land, and how to locate areas that other hunters aren’t using • how and when to scout hunting locations for maximum effectiveness • basic information on procuring hunting tags, including limited-entry “draw” tags • a species-by-species description of fourteen big-game animals, from their mating rituals and preferred habitats to the best hunting techniques—both firearm and archery—for each species • how to plan and pack for backcountry hunts • instructions on how to break down any big-game animal and transport it from your hunting site • how to butcher your own big-game animals and select the proper cuts for sausages, roasts, and steaks, and how to utilize underappreciated cuts such as ribs and shanks • cooking techniques and recipes, for both outdoor and indoor preparation of wild game


American Buffalo

Filename: american-buffalo.pdf
ISBN: 0385526857
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Number of pages: 288
Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Download and read online American Buffalo in PDF and EPUB From the host of the Travel Channel’s “The Wild Within.” A hunt for the American buffalo—an adventurous, fascinating examination of an animal that has haunted the American imagination. In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American bison, in the Alaskan wilderness. Despite the odds—there’s only a 2 percent chance of drawing the permit, and fewer than 20 percent of those hunters are successful—Rinella managed to kill a buffalo on a snow-covered mountainside and then raft the meat back to civilization while being trailed by grizzly bears and suffering from hypothermia. Throughout these adventures, Rinella found himself contemplating his own place among the 14,000 years’ worth of buffalo hunters in North America, as well as the buffalo’s place in the American experience. At the time of the Revolutionary War, North America was home to approximately 40 million buffalo, the largest herd of big mammals on the planet, but by the mid-1890s only a few hundred remained. Now that the buffalo is on the verge of a dramatic ecological recovery across the West, Americans are faced with the challenge of how, and if, we can dare to share our land with a beast that is the embodiment of the American wilderness. American Buffalo is a narrative tale of Rinella’s hunt. But beyond that, it is the story of the many ways in which the buffalo has shaped our national identity. Rinella takes us across the continent in search of the buffalo’s past, present, and future: to the Bering Land Bridge, where scientists search for buffalo bones amid artifacts of the New World’s earliest human inhabitants; to buffalo jumps where Native Americans once ran buffalo over cliffs by the thousands; to the Detroit Carbon works, a “bone charcoal” plant that made fortunes in the late 1800s by turning millions of tons of buffalo bones into bone meal, black dye, and fine china; and even to an abattoir turned fashion mecca in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, where a depressed buffalo named Black Diamond met his fate after serving as the model for the American nickel. Rinella’s erudition and exuberance, combined with his gift for storytelling, make him the perfect guide for a book that combines outdoor adventure with a quirky blend of facts and observations about history, biology, and the natural world. Both a captivating narrative and a book of environmental and historical significance, American Buffalo tells us as much about ourselves as Americans as it does about the creature who perhaps best of all embodies the American ethos.


The Scavenger s Guide to Haute Cuisine

Filename: the-scavenger-s-guide-to-haute-cuisine.pdf
ISBN: 9780812988468
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Number of pages: 336
Author: Steven Rinella
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

Download and read online The Scavenger s Guide to Haute Cuisine in PDF and EPUB When outdoorsman, avid hunter, and nature writer Steven Rinella stumbles upon Auguste Escoffier’s 1903 milestone Le Guide Culinaire, he’s inspired to assemble an unusual feast: a forty-five-course meal born entirely of Escoffier’s esoteric wild game recipes. Over the course of one unforgettable year, he steadily procures his ingredients—fishing for stingrays in Florida, hunting mountain goats in Alaska, flying to Michigan to obtain a fifteen-pound snapping turtle—and encountering one colorful character after another. And as he introduces his vegetarian girlfriend to a huntsman’s lifestyle, Rinella must also come to terms with the loss of his lifelong mentor—his father. An absorbing account of one man’s relationship with family, friends, food, and the natural world, The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine is a rollicking tale of the American wild and its spoils. Praise for The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine “If Jack Kerouac had hung out with Julia Child instead of Neal Cassady, this book might have been written fifty years ago. . . . Steven Rinella brings bohemian flair and flashes of poetic sensibility to his picaresque tale of a man, a cookbook, and the culinary open road.”—The Wall Street Journal “If you rue the ‘depersonalization of food production,’ or you’re tired of chemical ingredients, [Rinella] will make you howl.”—Los Angeles Times “A walk on the wild side of hunting and gathering, sure to repel a few professional food sissies but attract many more with its sheer in-your-face energy and fine storytelling.”—Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall “[A] warped, wonderful memoir of cooking and eating . . . [Rinella] recounts these madcap wilderness adventures with delicious verve and charm.”—Men’s Journal From the Trade Paperback edition.


Boone

Filename: boone.pdf
ISBN: 1565126548
Release Date: 2008-09-23
Number of pages: 538
Author: Robert Morgan
Publisher: Algonquin Books

Download and read online Boone in PDF and EPUB The story of Daniel Boone is the story of America—its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny. Bestselling, critically acclaimed author Robert Morgan reveals the complex character of a frontiersman whose heroic life was far stranger and more fascinating than the myths that surround him. This rich, authoritative biography offers a wholly new perspective on a man who has been an American icon for more than two hundred years—a hero as important to American history as his more political contemporaries George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Extensive endnotes, cultural and historical background material, and maps and illustrations underscore the scope of this distinguished and immensely entertaining work.


A Hunter s Heart

Filename: a-hunter-s-heart.pdf
ISBN: 0805055304
Release Date: 1997-09-15
Number of pages: 352
Author: David Petersen
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online A Hunter s Heart in PDF and EPUB An anthology of essays exploring the pleasures of being in the wilderness and the emotional implications of taking the life of another creature features the writings of Jimmy Carter, Edward Abbey, Rick Bass, Barry Lopez, Peter Matthessen, and others


American Hunter

Filename: american-hunter.pdf
ISBN: 9781501111358
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Number of pages: 272
Author: Willie Robertson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online American Hunter in PDF and EPUB New York Times bestselling author and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, Willie Robertson, teams up with William Doyle, the bestselling coauthor of American Gun, to share the history of America’s most well known hunters. American Hunter is an amazing compilation of the history of America’s greatest hunters. Based on the colorful personalities of powerful men and women, this book begins with the Plains Indians and moves through legendary hunters like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill, Teddy Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, Lyndon Johnson, and of course, Duck Dynasty’s Robertson family. Also included are the histories of American fox, rabbit, deer, squirrel, duck, goose, and big-game hunting, as well as action biographies of classic hunting weapons. Author Willie Robertson, famed hunter of Duck Dynasty and Duck Commander, lends his voice to share this amazing collection of true stories to tell around the campfire after a long day’s hunt. As Teddy Roosevelt put it, “The virility, clear-sighted common sense and resourcefulness of the American people is due to the fact that we have been a nation of hunters and frequenters of the forest, plains, and waters.” It’s about time we honor American hunters with a book that tells their incredible stories of skill, courage, and survival. American Hunter is the perfect book for everyone who enjoys sweeping tales of American history and for those who love hunting, sport shooting, and wide open spaces.


Deep Enough for Ivorybills

Filename: deep-enough-for-ivorybills.pdf
ISBN: 0820317608
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 193
Author:
Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Download and read online Deep Enough for Ivorybills in PDF and EPUB With refreshing humor, Kilgo takes readers into the unexplored woods of South Carolina and reveals the mysteries and traditions of hunting, fishing, and nature that he's learned there--in a thoughtful book of autobiographical sketches. 15 line drawings.


A Thousand Deer

Filename: a-thousand-deer.pdf
ISBN: 9780292743601
Release Date: 2012-09-15
Number of pages: 198
Author: Rick Bass
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online A Thousand Deer in PDF and EPUB In November, countless families across Texas head out for the annual deer hunt, a ritual that spans generations, ethnicities, socioeconomics, and gender as perhaps no other cultural experience in the state. Rick Bass's family has returned to the same hardscrabble piece of land in the Hill Country—"the Deer Pasture"—for more than seventy-five years. In A Thousand Deer, Bass walks the Deer Pasture again in memory and stories, tallying up what hunting there has taught him about our need for wildness and wilderness, about cycles in nature and in the life of a family, and particularly about how important it is for children to live in the natural world. The arc of A Thousand Deer spans from Bass's boyhood in the suburbs of Houston, where he searched for anything rank or fecund in the little oxbow swamps and pockets of woods along Buffalo Bayou, to his commitment to providing his children in Montana the same opportunity—a life afield—that his parents gave him in Texas. Inevitably this brings him back to the Deer Pasture and the passing of seasons and generations he has experienced there. Bass lyrically describes his own passage from young manhood, when the urge to hunt was something primal, to mature adulthood and the waning of the urge to take an animal, his commitment to the hunt evolving into a commitment to family and to the last wild places.


My Life With The Eskimo

Filename: my-life-with-the-eskimo.pdf
ISBN: 1417923954
Release Date: 2004-05-01
Number of pages: 672
Author: Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

Download and read online My Life With The Eskimo in PDF and EPUB 1922. Illustrated. Between 1906 and 1918, anthropologist and explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson went on three long expeditions to the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic. For supplies he relied heavily on local resources, and he adopted the Eskimo way of living, thus successfully demonstrating his theory that the rigors of existence in the Arctic are much reduced by the use of such techniques. He wrote voluminously about his travels and observations. My Life with the Eskimo is one of his many books.


Backcountry Bowhunting

Filename: backcountry-bowhunting.pdf
ISBN: 0615464858
Release Date: 2011-03-14
Number of pages: 287
Author: CRH Publishing
Publisher:

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The Mindful Carnivore A Vegetarian s Hunt for Sustenance

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ISBN: 9781681770314
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Number of pages: 352
Author: Tovar Cerulli
Publisher: Pegasus Books

Download and read online The Mindful Carnivore A Vegetarian s Hunt for Sustenance in PDF and EPUB A vegan-turned-hunter reignites the connection between humans and our food sources and continues the dialog begun by Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver. While still in high school, Tovar Cerulli experimented with vegetarianism and by the age of twenty, he was a vegan. Ten years later, in the face of declining health, he would find himself picking up a rifle and heading into the woods. Through his personal quest, Tovar Cerulli bridges disparate worldviews and questions moral certainties, challenging both the behavior of many hunters and the illusion of blamelessness maintained by many vegetarians. In this time of intensifying concern over ecological degradation, how do we make peace with the fact that, even in growing organic vegetables, life is sustained by death? Drawing on personal anecdotes, philosophy, history and religion, Cerulli shows how America’s overly sanitized habits of consumption and disconnection with our food have resulted in so many of the health and environmental crises we now face.


Outsider

Filename: outsider.pdf
ISBN: 0451499271
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Number of pages: 224
Author: Eva Shockey
Publisher: Convergent Books

Download and read online Outsider in PDF and EPUB A celebrity hunter, outdoorswoman, and social media star invites readers on a spirit wilderness adventure of skill, daring, and healthy living. For the new wave of women and girls in outdoor sports, Eva Shockey is a real-life Katniss Everdeen--a reality star on the Outdoor Channel who defies the stereotype that hunting is a man's game. She grew up expecting to be a dancer and model--just like her glamorous mother. But something about spending vacations RV-ing across America and on big-game hunts in the Yukon with her dad sparked in her an enduring passion for outdoor pursuits. In OUTSIDER, Eva tells a very personal story of choosing the less-traveled path to a rewarding life. For her, that has meant staying rooted in wildness, hunting as a way of "harvesting" food, caring deeply about sustainability and healthy eating, and getting closer to God in the cathedrals of nature. Her story will empower women and girls to reject gender-based stereotypes and expectations, and set out in pursuit of their own unique dreams.