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Foxfire 2

Foxfire 2

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First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions.

This second Foxfire volume includes topics such as ghost stories, spinning and weaving, wagon making, midwifing, corn shuckin', and more.

The Appalachian Trail Food Planner: Recipes and Menus for a 2,000-Mile Hike

The Appalachian Trail Food Planner: Recipes and Menus for a 2,000-Mile Hike

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The Appalachian Trail Food Planner: Recipes and Menus for a 2,000-Mile Hike will help thru- and section-hikers plan easy menus for their journey along the Appalachian Trail.

From the back cover: Here are proven techniques for planning and provisioning hikers who'll be walking for a week or longer - especially those planning six-month 'thru-hikes' along the Appalachian Trail.

  • Planning and logistics of resupply
  • Devising menus for a long-distance hike
  • Packaging and ingredients for easy trailside cooking
  • Using proven recipes for quick campsite preparation
  • Plus - Tear-out cooking instructions to send along in the food packages.

    Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell

    Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell

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    Born into slavery during the Civil War, Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954) would become one of the most prominent activists of her time, with a career bridging the late nineteenth century to the civil rights movement of the 1950s. The first president of the National Association of Colored Women and a founding member of the NAACP, Terrell collaborated closely with the likes of Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, and W. E. B. Du Bois. Unceasing Militant is the first full-length biography of Terrell, bringing her vibrant voice and personality to life. Though most accounts of Terrell focus almost exclusively on her public activism, Alison M. Parker also looks at the often turbulent, unexplored moments in her life to provide a more complete account of a woman dedicated to changing the culture and institutions that perpetuated inequality throughout the United States.

    Drawing on newly discovered letters and diaries, Parker weaves together the joys and struggles of Terrell's personal, private life with the challenges and achievements of her public, political career, producing a stunning portrait of an often-under recognized political leader.



    Yoga for Hikers

    Yoga for Hikers

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    Yoga for Hikers will show you how to create a yoga practice at home that will keep you healthy, prevent injuries, and support and improve your outdoor passions. This guide feature easy-to-understand yoga poses and sequences designed to address the specific stresses that hiking enact on the body. This guide feature:• Detailed overviews of the areas of the body most impacted by climbing and hiking• Injuries common to these sports that yoga can address• Explanation of yoga's physical and mental benefits, and how it can enhance time on rock or trail• Foundational techniques for creating a yoga practice, including the fundamentals of meditation• Several sequences for a home practice, designed specifically for climbers and hikers• Interviews with climbers and hikers who use yoga to support their physical strength and hone their mental focus—from professionals, such as Steph Davis and Buzz Burrell, to average weekend-warriors For inspiration and visual appeal, the books include panoramas of yoga poses in outdoor settings, studio photos of the specific yoga poses and sequences, and technical drawings related to anatomy and common ailments.