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From urban hiking in Los Angeles to the treacherous slopes of Everest, from a backpacker’s first taste of hunting to a terrifying ghost story set in the Missouri woods, the stories in these collections exemplify the power of quality creative non-fiction and the transformative experience of the outdoors. Check out the full lineup:

Best of BACKPACKER 2014: True Tales of Outdoor Adventure

The best stories of the year from the pages of BACKPACKER Magazine. Buy it: Google Play | Apple | Kindle | Nook

75 Hikes to Do Before You Die: The Best Tips & Trips from BACKPACKER Magazine

There are day hikes. There are weekend trips. There’s even your annual weeklong family road trip to a national park. All well and good. But then there are the once-in-a-lifetime, jaw-dropping, soul-cleansing, tell-all-your-friends, quit-your-job, change-the-way-you-see-the-world kind of trips. Buy it: Google Play | Apple | Kindle | Nook

BACKPACKER's Best Recipes: Desserts

There are day hikes. There are weekend trips. There’s even your annual weeklong family road trip to a national park. All well and good. But then there are the once-in-a-lifetime, jaw-dropping, soul-cleansing, tell-all-your-friends, quit-your-job, change-the-way-you-see-the-world kind of trips. Buy it: Google Play | Apple | Kindle | Nook

Survival A to Z: BACKPACKER's Life-or-Death Guide to the Outdoors

What is survival? Here’s an easy baseline: You’ll know it when you’re eating the weakest sled dog. BACKPACKER contributors have seen it all, from horrific wounds to animal attacks to life-or-death mishaps on the trail. The thin line between daring and death? We've walked it. In this A to Z guide, you'll learn all the tips, tricks, and skills you'll need to make it out alive when nature is at its worst. Buy it: Google Play | Kindle | Apple | Nook

Going to Extremes: The Highest, Longest, Toughest, Most Insane Trails from BACKPACKER Magazine

Can you ever really have too much of a good thing? Once you’ve seen the biggest tree, largest glacier, and deepest canyon, nothing else compares. Buy it: Google Play | Kindle | Apple | Nook

BACKPACKER's Best Recipes: Lunch & Dinner: 110 Delicious Meals for the Trail

Don't hit the trail hungry! Go beyond granola bars with 110 easy and delicious lunch and dinner recipes from the BACKPACKER archives. Whether you're craving a perfectly cooked fish or a hearty backcountry stew, this book is sure to satisfy even the most discerning campfire gourmet. Buy it: Google Play | Kindle | Apple | Nook>

BACKPACKER Magazine's Best Camp Cocktails

Celebrate a hike well done with one of over 30 camp cocktails, hand selected by BACKPACKER Magazine's resident backcountry bartender Crystal Sagan and national award-winning mixologist Michael Cerretani. Buy it: Google Play | Kindle | Apple | Nook

BACKPACKER's Best Recipes: Breakfast: 35 Delicious Meals for the Trail

Don’t hit the trail hungry! Start off your backcountry adventures off right with these easy, tasty recipes from the BACKPACKER cookbook. Buy it: Google Play | Kindle | Apple | Nook

Ask A Bear: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (And Weren't Afraid to Ask) About Bears from BACKPACKER's In-House Grizzly

You asked, and our bear expert answered! From bear diet to bear bags to bear attacks, our resident grizzly empties out his mailbag and addresses more than 50 topics with his characteristic wit and insight. Buy it: Google Play | Apple | Kindle | Nook

Ask Kristin: 150 Essential Tips & Tricks from BACKPACKER's Gear Pro

After more than two decades as a professional gear tester for BACKPACKER Magazine, Kristin Hostetter has pretty well seen it all when it comes to the outdoors. Here, she answers more than 150 questions from readers and dishes out essential advice on everything from staying warm to repairing a tent to picking the right backpack for a trip. Besides bear spray and a comfy baselayer, this book just might be every hiker's new best friend. Buy it: Google Play | Kindle | Apple |Nook

Terror in the Trees: Haunted Trails and Chilling Tales from the pages of BACKPACKER Magazine

Two of BACKPACKER's classic ghost stories, plus a rundown of the country’s eeriest settings and unexplained phenomena. Buy it: Google Play | Apple | Kindle | Nook

True Survival Tales: Real Stories of Near Death Backcountry Disasters from the files of BACKPACKER Magazine

Struck by lightning. Charged by a grizzly. Swept into an ice cave. Lost and alone. Over our 40-year history, BACKPACKER readers have published some of the most vivid backcountry survival tales around. Buy it: Google Play | Apple | Kindle | Nook

Best of Backpacker 2013: True Tales of Outdoor Adventure

The best stories of 2013 from the pages of BACKPACKER Magazine. Buy it: Google Play | Apple | Kindle | Nook

Best of Backpacker 2011-12: True Tales of Outdoor Adventure

The best stories of 2011 and 2012 from the pages of BACKPACKER Magazine. Buy it: Google Play | Apple | Kindle | Nook

Best of Backpacker 2010: True Tales of Outdoor Adventure

The best stories of 2010 from the pages of BACKPACKER Magazine. Buy it: Google Play | Apple | Kindle | Nook

Best of Backpacker 2009: True Tales of Outdoor Adventure

The best stories of 2009 from the pages of BACKPACKER Magazine. Buy it: Google Play | Apple | Kindle | Nook

Best of Backpacker 2008: True Tales of Outdoor Adventure

The best stories of 2008 from the pages of BACKPACKER Magazine. Buy it: Google Play | Apple | Kindle | Nook