Humour, Songs, Folklore & Stories

REAL MOSQUITOES DON’T EAT MEAT: This and Other Inquiries into the Oddities of Nature
Brad Wetzler.  The Best of Outside Magazine's "Wild File" column.  Where does the white go when the snow melts?  Why can't bats fly straight?  Why don't woodpeckers get headaches?  These and many other quirky questions about the natural world are answered in this all-new collection. Both fun and thorough, these essays probe the curiosities about natural science & outdoor lore that we never even knew we wanted to know. 6 x 8-3/4, 184p, 45 b&w illustrations, 2005.
R1574 paperback ..........US $14.95 CAN $17.95

THE WILD WOODS GUIDE: From Minnesota to Maine, the Nature and Lore of the Great North Woods
Doug Bennet and Tim Tiner.  Answers a number of the common questions regarding the "great north woods."  A collection of facts and lore about the plants, animals, rocks, and other natural phenomena encountered in the swathe of forest that stretches from MN and WI, through the Canadian shield of central Ontario, New York's Adirondacks, VT and southern Quebec, the Maritimes and the mountains of NH, to ME.  A guidebook that "is almost as fun and interesting as actually going out into the woods yourself." 6 x 9, 448p, b&w illustrations, maps, 2003.
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W6010 paperback ..........US $21.95  CAN $27.95

WHY MOTHS HATE THOMAS EDISON: And Other Urgent Inquiries into the Odd Nature of Nature
Hampton Sides, ed..  The Best of Outside Magazine’s "The Wild File."  A series of fascinating answers to quirky questions: Do beavers ever get squashed by the trees they’ve gnawing down?  Why do llamas spit?  What is the oldest living creature on earth?  Focusing on natural history and outdoor lore, this collection ranges from the gothic to the comic to the cosmic. 6-1/8 x 8-1/4, 224p, 60 b&w illustrations, 2001.
W1509 paperback ..........US $13.95 CAN $16.95

Alexander Porteous.  A compendium of facts, folklore, superstitions, myths and anecdotes about trees and the forest.  Includes: descriptions of old forests; forest customs, temples and sacred groves; mythical forest creatures, and; facts and fables about individual trees.  A treasury of legend and lore.  Originally published as Forest Folklore, Mythology and Romance (1928). 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 320p, 2002.
F0108 paperback ..........US $12.95  CAN $16.95

SPOOKY CAMPFIRE TALES: Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Supernatural Lore
Retold by S.E. Schlosser.  Spooky stories to tell even after the campfire burns out!  Thirty (30) creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences from times past.  Bone-chilling, frightful folklore traditions.  “Whether read in a group around the campfire on a dark and silent night or alone with a flashlight from the safety of your sleeping bag, this is a collection to treasure.” 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 200p, b&w illustrations, 2007.
S4766 paperback..........US $12.95 CAN $15.95

Gary Ferguson.  This popular nature writer tells 60 wonderful stories from cultures around the world.  Folklore with a bit of fairy tale, these stories about animals and natural events entertain with wit and whimsy.  You’ll read “Crow Saves the Sun” from Japan, “Northern Lights” from Sweden, and “Wren Becomes King of Birds” from Ireland.  Formerly published as Spirits of the Wild. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 160p, 2000.
W0681 softcover ..........US $12.95 CAN $15.95

THE LUSTY LIFE OF LOON LAKE LLOYD: True Life Stories of a WW II Marine, Gyppo Logger and Resort Owner
Lloyd and Ellen Keeland.  A lifetime collection of funny anecdotes from a legendary logger of Oregon's coastal mountains.  In his own words, there's 207 true stories about otters, cows, elk, deer, mink and raccoons, sandwiched in with stories of courage and comedy, fights, floods, shootin's, and accidents galore.   From pre-WW II to present, a highly entertaining portrayal of the heritage and history of the Northwest. 6 x 9, 400p, b&w photos, 250 pen&ink drawings, 2000, 2001.
L0106 paperback ..........US $17.00 CAN $21.95

A WALK IN THE WOODS: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Bill Bryson.  A laugh-out-loud account of an outrageously rugged hike of the Appalachian trail.  Hilarious and inspiring, but Bryson’s acute eye also observes an astonishing landscape of silent forests, sparkling lakes, and other national treasures often ignored.  “… Fresh, illuminating, and uproariously funny, A Walk in the Woods showcases Bill Bryson at his very best.” 5 x 8, 276p, map, 1999.
W2521 paperback ..........US $14.95 CAN $19.95

LOON LAUGHTER: Ecological Fables & Nature Tales
Paul Leet Aird.  A series of fables and tales written about Canada’s wild plants and animals, including loons, wolves, squirrels, trees, and lakes.  These stories, that combine the realistic animal story with the fable form, “aim to illustrate ecological truths” and remind us that “two forces shape the world – nature and human nature.” 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 96p, b&w sketches, 1999.
L3902 paperback ..........US $12.95 CAN $14.95

FUNNY TRAIL TALES: Outdoor humor for all ages (A Take Along Book)
Amy Kelley, ed..  Features 13 of the most humorous stories written about the outdoors.  From Mark Twain to Tim Cahill, this anthology will tickle your funny bone in the backcountry.  Small, packable entertainment for the entire family. 4-1/4 x 7, 128p, illustrations, 2000.
F8687 softcover ..........US $7.95 CAN $9.95

SEX IN THE OUTDOORS: A Humorous Approach to Recreation (2/e)
Buck Tilton.  A humorous and fun look at a common camping skill.  Thoughtful and provocative.  Everything you wanted to know about sex in the outdoors, but were afraid to ask - including special techniques for unusual places, how to react to wild animals, responses to avoid, and more.  From safety to etiquette, this book is the classic path to understanding and enjoying that special romp in the woods - from special techniques for special places. 6 x 9, 112p, 12 illustrations, 2004.
S5796 paperback ..........US $8.95 CAN $11.95

HOW TO SHIT IN THE WOODS (2nd ed. rev.)
Kathleen Meyer.  500,000 copies in print.  The author, a long time river-runner and outdoors person, shares the latest poop on one of the fundamental realities of life in the woods.  Includes some extraordinary mail generated by this original, important environmental book. 5 x 8-1/2, 128p, b&w illustrations, 1994.
H6270 paperback  ..........US $7.95 CAN $10.95

UP SHIT CREEK, A Collection of Horrifyingly True Toilet Misadventures
Joe Lindsay.  An uproarious collection of ‘misadventures’ from a veteran river-rafting guide and yarn-spinner extraordinaire.  You may think twice before venturing out into the great beyond …or even down the hall. 5 x 8-1/2, 96p, 1997.
U9393 paperback  ..........US $5.95 CAN $7.95

SPOOKY CAMPFIRE STORIES: Spooky outdoor tales for all ages (A Take Along Book)
Amy Kelley, ed..  Nothing goes better with a gooey s’more and a glowing campfire than a good ghost story.  This collection of scary classics and frightening folktales will send shivers up your spine.  These stories can be read aloud or easily retold. 4-1/4 x 7, 128p, illustrations, 2000.
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S8679 softcover ..........US $7.95 CAN $9.95

CAULKED BOOTS & MARLIN SPIKES: Logging Poetry & Storytelling
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C1380 2-cassettes ..........US $21.95 CAN $24.95

RHYMES OF A WESTERN LOGGER: The Collected Poems of Robert Swanson
Robert Swanson.  During the golden era of British Columbia logging, Robert Swanson’s rollicking ballads and poems sold tens of thousands.  Here are his complete works in one volume. 6 x 9, 192p, 1992.
R066X paperback ..........US $15.95 CAN $16.95

Wakimi Wailers.  A new release of 60+ minutes of authentic traditional songs from the Lumbercamp era.  These songs, with their Celtic flavor, tell the tales of the woodsmen’s life - alligator boats, death in the camps, lost loves, the log drive, strikes, the haul, everyday life in the camps, the trees themselves - and even a tall tale from the tall timbers.
RTTP CD ..........US $16.00 CAN $16.00
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The Wakami Wailers.  A salute to Ontario’s Provincial Parks.  Some original songs deal with aspects of the preservation of natural heritage of Ontario’s parks and the history of its people. 1993.
WWCD CD ..........US $16.00 CAN $16.00
WWCA cassette ..........US $10.95 CAN $11.95
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SONGS FROM THE LUMBERCAMPS: Last of the White Pine Loggers
The Wakami Wailers.  Traditional lumbering songs representing many facets of the lumberjack’s life - the log drive, life in the winter camps, the humorous side of life, and death in the woods.
S8098 CD ..........US $16.00 CAN $16.00
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