A directory of Smashwords ebooks available in the PDF format.  Sample them online, then visit Smashwords to download samples or purchase the book.

Summit Mt. Whitney by Peter Scott Summit Mt. Whitney by Peter Scott April 17, 2014 $19.99 5724 words Sample 10%
Hello I’m Peter Scott author & videographer, I combine eBooks with videography to provide some cool visuals that’ll help plan your summit to Mt. Whitney. I created this book, forgive the expression “with a beginners mind” I've included a complete plan of: Food, equipment, clothes durations & maps and much more. The plan is to summit in 4 days to acclimate to the elevations and enjoy the scenery.
The Simple Survival Smart Book by Patrick Shrier The Simple Survival Smart Book by Patrick Shrier Feb. 12, 2014 $6.99 54003 words Sample 5%
The perfect quick reference for survival situations. When you are stuck in a bad situation this is the reference you want to have in your rucksack.
Compass by Alex Zalk Compass by Alex Zalk Feb. 03, 2014 $3.99 9568 words Sample 20%
Compass with map is extremely valuable equipment. It’s everywhere. Used by scouts and hikers, pilots and campers, in airplanes, in mobile phones, captains of ships at sea, on spaceships and guided missiles, by car drivers and mountain climbers... This book is with lots of pictures and as little text as possible to make it quick to read, easy to follow, easy to remember and easy to recall.
Rookies in the Wild by John Riha Rookies in the Wild by John Riha Sep. 11, 2013 $2.99 56060 words Sample 15%
A journey into the wilderness will reconstitute a lost soul. At least that's the theory. But when a newly unemployed dad decides to take his teenage son on a life-affirming backpacking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail, he unleashes deep-rooted fears of the unknown. Cougars, Bigfoot, and iliotibial syndrome are con-conspirators in this true comic misadventure set in the Trinity Alps Wilderness.
Fire By Friction: The Wood Bow Fire Drill by Belize Bruce Fire By Friction: The Wood Bow Fire Drill by Belize Bruce June 26, 2013 $2.99 9073 words Sample 20%
Learn the proper way to create fire by friction using the primitive technology technique of the Wood Bow Fire Drill. This is one of the ancient methods of producing a glowing ember that you then nurture into a flame by rubbing sticks together. As an added bonus, this eBook also contains the proper way to build a fire and some advance techniques including the Hand Drill.
Survival Guide for Beginners by Vitaly Pedchenko Survival Guide for Beginners by Vitaly Pedchenko Dec. 12, 2012 Free! 18831 words Read a sample
Super storm Sandy ripped up the eastern seaboard of the United States, leaving death and destruction in its path. While everyone knew the storm's path, and when it would strike, people and the community as a whole were caught off guard by the devastation. Super storm sandy provides an example of why preparing for the worst-case scenario is the prudent path to take.
JenTil by William Byrd JenTil by William Byrd July 21, 2012 Free! 4602 words Read a sample
A short memoir of a father introducing his daughter to backpacking on the Appalachian Trail.
The Bivouac Handbook (A No-Nonsense Guide to Austere Wildnerness Camping) by Rob Reaser The Bivouac Handbook (A No-Nonsense Guide to Austere Wildnerness Camping) by Rob Reaser June 10, 2012 $4.99 12069 words Sample 10%
The Bivouac Handbook is a practical, no-nonsense guide to austere wilderness camping. It was developed for extreme hunters, backcountry anglers and serious trekkers whose primary goals in the outdoors include something other than “camping for camping’s sake.” Written by veteran outdoor writer and editor Rob Reaser, The Bivouac Handbook shows you to go farther and do more with less.
The Backcountry Fun Series #1 by Darin Letzring The Backcountry Fun Series #1 by Darin Letzring Aug. 13, 2011 $4.99 19342 words Sample 20%
Here are three of my current books bundled into one option for people who want to dream about the backcountry and maybe put together a trip to get the fish. When the daily grind gets you down, pick this up to plan a fishing trip, think about the great things to do in the backcountry, and look at some great scenery from the throughout the western U.S. Three books in one download.
How To Backpack - Your Step-By-Step Guide To Backpacking by HowExpert Press How To Backpack - Your Step-By-Step Guide To Backpacking by HowExpert Press April 11, 2011 $9.99 12166 words Sample 10%
- How to plan backpacking trips. - Find out what to do before the backpacking trip. - How to get visa, papers, and insurance the affordable way. - How to prepare for backpacking. - How to sleep, eat, and have fun while backpacking. - How to manage your money for backpacking. - How to travel alone safe. - Basic survival guide tips. - Special backpacking tips and tricks.
The Tenderfoot's Guide to Family Camping by Brian Greenleaf The Tenderfoot's Guide to Family Camping by Brian Greenleaf Feb. 05, 2011 $3.99 41228 words Sample 20%
Revised for 2011 from the hit, 1999, paperback edition, The Tenderfoot's Guide to Family Camping has been updated with all the latest information to painlessly get the novice, tenderfoot family camper off the couch and into the woods. Take a copy along on your phone or e-reading device.
Survival Skills 101: Overcome Any Situation You Might Face in the Wild by Steve Stoud Survival Skills 101: Overcome Any Situation You Might Face in the Wild by Steve Stoud Jan. 13, 2011 $9.97 9329 words
A complete guide to survival in any situation! Stuck in the car during a snowstorm! Lost in the wilderness! How to make fire without matches, how to purify water, how to build a shelter with whatever, what plants are safe to eat! How to overcome fear and focus on survival! You never know what will happen, but why not be prepared? Get and read this book today for the tips and strategies inside!
Backpacking Gear that My Son and I Use by Ian Crossland Backpacking Gear that My Son and I Use by Ian Crossland Dec. 11, 2009 $2.99 5899 words
This EBook is a reference of what my oldest son and I use. You need to do your own research and find out what works for you. This EBook will give you information on what works for us and you can use it to evaluate what you think might work for you.