Baseball is magic. This game holds a sacred space in the hearts of so many, and the ball field serves as a microcosm of the most notable events in life and society as a whole. Lessons of friendship, fair play, sportsmanship, and tolerance are everywhere. Team members are worthy of adoration while fans are appreciated for the role they play in the scheme of things.
These authors are men and women from three countries on two continents and range in age from twelve years old to almost eighty years young. The single thing that connects us all is our mutual love for the sport of baseball, and the people that make this game come to life every season.
The next time you are watching a game on television or at the ball park, or discussing the latest plays by your favorite players with your closest friends, think for just a moment about what your life would be like without baseball. Then snap back to reality, knowing that baseball is a constant in the world as we know it and will be around for generations to come. And if you want to know what it truly means to be in love, share baseball with someone special in your life and see firsthand how that feels.
Inspired by over twenty-five years of practicing and teaching bushcraft throughout North America, survival instructor Tony Nester recounts backcountry tales of nomadic adventures using traditional skills that have faded from the modern world. Laced with humor, insight, and nerve-wracking encounters with wildlife, sandstorms, flash floods, brutal cold, and unpredictable clients, Life Under Open Skies reveals a rare look into the often misunderstood world of survival.