Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic (Paperback)

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Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic (Paperback)


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“Besides drooling over the gorgeous photos, it is guaranteed that you will salivate over the recipes that accompany each adventure and hopefully utilize Morgan’s sustainable outdoor cooking tips.” ―American Trail Running Association

Outlandish is a sun-soaked starter manual to fueling your own epic, equal parts fuel for the body and food for the soul. 

In this guide, the canyoneering wordsmith and adventurer Morgan Sjogren shows how outdoor adventure can become your lifestyle. Through her riveting personal stories, flavorful recipes, and the book’s gotta-go-there photographs, Sjogren shares her advice and lessons learned from years exploring the desert Southwest while living out of her canary-yellow Jeep Wrangler. Outlandish is a gorgeous guide to a more adventurous life.

In Outlandish, Sjogren shows how to sleep better in a car, build a cooking fire, overcome calamity, repurpose bacon grease, leave no trace, sun-dry tomatoes on your car hood, cook food on a hot engine block, and select practical gear for your tailgate kitchen. Equipped with little more than Outlandish, a backpacking stove, a cooler, and a few staple foods, you can seek out your own adventures fueled by Sjogren’s inspiring outdoor lifestyle as well as her favorite burritos, dandelion salads, campfire blondies, and prickly pear margaritas.

Sjogren offers up dozens of recipes that draw from the places she’s been―Sedona, Bears Ears, Yosemite, Silverton, Utah―and help her tell intoxicating tales of exploration and mishap. There are taco recipes remembered from the highest mountain in Mexico and “50 Shades of Burritos” with flavors taken from around the Four Corners.

This smart and meaningful guide comes straight from the Utah canyon country and deserts of Arizona to share lessons learned from a life lived in wilderness. Sjogren’s exhilarating guide will stoke your desire for adventure while offering tools, tips, and tricks that can help you launch your epic.
Morgan Sjogren ("SHOW gren") is a writer, adventurer, and former elite track athlete turned avid trail runner. A lifelong competitive runner, Morgan has raced sprints on the track to ultramarathons in the mountains, yet she prefers using running as a vehicle to explore wild places. Her writing focuses on human-powered adventure. Sjogren is the author of The Best Bears Ears National Monument Hikes, the first guidebook devoted to the National Monument. Morgan is currently based in Northern Arizona but spends most of the year on the road. Her writing and photography has been published by REI, Runner’s World, Trail Runner, Patagonia, Archaeology Southwest, Sidetracked, Gear Junkie, Snowsports Industry Association (SIA), and Adventure Pro.
Product Details ISBN: 9781937715953
ISBN-10: 1937715957
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication Date: May 15th, 2019
Pages: 256
Language: English
"Outlandish chronicles Sjogren’s two-plus years of life on the road and shares lessons like how to sun-dry tomatoes on your car hood, as well as 25+ recipes ranging from campfire blondies to her go-to burritos. The biggest takeaway: don’t overthink things.”
Sunset Magazine

Outlandish is part road-trip guide, part travelogue, and total inspiration. Check it out to find recipes, stories of the road, incredible photography, and plenty of advice to ensure that your next adventure is bizarre and unfamiliar, yesbut also adventurous, meaningful, and a heck of a good time.”
ROVA Magazine

“Besides drooling over the gorgeous photos, it is guaranteed that you will salivate over the recipes that accompany each adventure and hopefully utilize Morgan’s sustainable outdoor cooking tips.”
American Trail Running Association

“Sjogren’s guide capably stokes the reader’s sense of adventure and should assist in breaking down the barrier between wishing and acting on your yearning to ditch the drudgery of daily life for a taste of the unknown.”
Canadian Running Magazine

“Consider this an earnest love letter to the concepts of true adventure and personal discovery, filled with entertaining storytelling and creative recipes to fuel the journey.”
Allison Pattillo

“Perfect for raft guides on their days off or who are looking to try something new on the river, adventure writer and land activist Morgan Sjogren inspires dirtbags across the West to embrace an authentic, off-road, adventure, survivalist lifestyle.”
Paddling Life