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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Call of the Mild

Filename: call-of-the-mild.pdf
ISBN: 9781455510641
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Number of pages: 300
Author: Lily Raff McCaulou
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Call of the Mild in PDF and EPUB When Lily Raff McCaulou traded in an indie film production career in New York for a reporting job in central Oregon, she never imagined that she'd find herself picking up a gun and learning to hunt. She'd been raised as a gun-fearing environmentalist and an animal lover, and though a meat-eater, she'd always abided by the principle that harming animals is wrong. But Raff McCaulou's perspective shifted when she began spending weekends fly-fishing and weekdays interviewing hunters for her articles, realizing that many of them were more thoughtful about animals and the environment than she was. So she embarked upon the project of learning to hunt from square one. From attending a Hunter Safety course designed for children to field dressing an elk and serving it for dinner, she explores the sport of hunting and all it entails, and tackles the big questions surrounding one of the most misunderstood American practices and pastimes. Not just a personal memoir, this book also explores the role of the hunter in the twenty-first century, the tension (at times artificial) between hunters and environmentalists, and new models of sustainable and ethical food procurement.


Adventure Bowhunter

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ISBN: 9781440232794
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Number of pages: 368
Author: Tom Miranda
Publisher: Krause Publications Craft

Download and read online Adventure Bowhunter in PDF and EPUB "Join adventure bowhunter Tom Miranda as he travels the North American continent in pursuit of the archery super slam. The super slam of North American big game consists of twenty-nine different animals...five caribou, five deer, four sheep, four bear, three elk, three moose, muskoxen, pronghorn, mountain goat, cougar, and plains bison."--dust cover.


Why Time Flies

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ISBN: 9781416540274
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Number of pages: 320
Author: Alan Burdick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Why Time Flies in PDF and EPUB “[Why Time Flies] captures us. Because it opens up a well of fascinating queries and gives us a glimpse of what has become an ever more deepening mystery for humans: the nature of time.” —The New York Review of Books “Erudite and informative, a joy with many small treasures.” —Science “Time” is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it’s always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to slow down when we’re bored and speed by as we get older? How and why does time fly? In this witty and meditative exploration, award-winning author and New Yorker staff writer Alan Burdick takes readers on a personal quest to understand how time gets in us and why we perceive it the way we do. In the company of scientists, he visits the most accurate clock in the world (which exists only on paper); discovers that “now” actually happened a split-second ago; finds a twenty-fifth hour in the day; lives in the Arctic to lose all sense of time; and, for one fleeting moment in a neuroscientist’s lab, even makes time go backward. Why Time Flies is an instant classic, a vivid and intimate examination of the clocks that tick inside us all.


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.


The Beginner s Guide to Hunting Deer for Food

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ISBN: 9781603427159
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Jackson Landers
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Download and read online The Beginner s Guide to Hunting Deer for Food in PDF and EPUB Hunting deer is the most inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to acquire organic, grass-fed meat. In this thorough primer, perfect for those who’ve never hunted before, Jackson Landers explains how to supplement your food supply with venison taken near your home. From choosing the correct rifle and ammunition to field dressing, butchering, and proper safety measures, Landers takes you through every step of the process and encourages a gentle, practical approach to the psychology and politics of hunting.


The Best American Hunting Stories Field Stream

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ISBN: 1616286768
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Number of pages: 256
Author: Anthony Licata
Publisher: Weldon Owen

Download and read online The Best American Hunting Stories Field Stream in PDF and EPUB If there’s one thing hunters and non-hunters alike can share, it’s the love of a good story. A collection of the best stories shared throughout the 114 years of Field & Stream magazine, about big game, loyal friends, and the respect that nature commands. From the absolute authorities on outdoor sports and adventure who have earned a reputation for quality writing, plus classic tales from literary greats, The World’s Best Hunting Stories brings together the most talented, engaging, and experienced voices to share their stories from the field. Field & Stream’s experts share their favorite true-life tales with some harrowing and touching words on the art of the hunt. Travel to the black forest of Germany with Dave Petzal, go with Susan Casey on her first elk hunt, and tag along with one of the youngest, most deserving hunters to ever leave an impression on Bill Heavey. With tales of bear drives and dicey bowhunts, record harvests and sassy trail guides, poachers in Africa, caribou on tribal lands, replicating moose mating calls and the one that got away, there’s a story for every hunter, outdoorsman and adventure enthusiast.


My Heart Is an Idiot

Filename: my-heart-is-an-idiot.pdf
ISBN: 9781466802469
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Number of pages: 320
Author: Davy Rothbart
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online My Heart Is an Idiot in PDF and EPUB Davy Rothbart is looking for love in all the wrong places. Constantly. He falls helplessly in love with pretty much every girl he meets—and rarely is the feeling reciprocated. Time after time, he hops in a car and tears across half of America with his heart on his sleeve. He's continually coming up with outrageous schemes, which he always manages to pull off. Well, almost always. But even when things don't work out, Rothbart finds meaning and humor in every moment. Whether it's humiliating a scammer who takes money from aspiring writers or playing harmless (but side-splitting) goofs on his deaf mother, nothing and no one is off-limits. But as much as Rothbart is a tragically lovable, irresistibly brokenhearted hero, it's his prose that's the star of the book. In the tradition of David Sedaris and Sloane Crosley but going places very much his own, his essays show how things that are seemingly so wrong can be so, so right.