Most people hit the mountain trails to hike, fish, and temporarily get away from the city. Some people, on the other hand, have made the wilderness their primary stomping grounds. A new book, Wildside: The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers, takes an in-depth look at that latter group.
A close look at individuals and groups that make their lives in the wild, it’s a veritable reference manual for living off the beaten path. They cover a wide cast of characters, too, from artists and explorers to hunters and gatherers to collectors and crafting collectives, it shows how rich a life can be lived right in the belly of nature.
Billed as “the guide to modern outdoor activities,” Wildside: The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers chronicles the different pursuits and undertakings of each of its subjects, capturing them in profiles, essays, and full color photographs. It explores activities as varied as nature’s riches, from hunting and fishing to gathering honey and picking mushrooms to building paths and foraging for supplies. Simply put, it’s a nice peek at another way of living – one that many of us occasionally experience, but never fully embrace. It comes in a hardcover format made up of 148 pages.
Available now, Wildside: The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers is priced at $60.