Strange but true – Raleigh happens to be home to Field & Stream editor-at-large T. Edward Nickens, whose new book The Total Outdoorsman Manual, is part skills primer and part adventure travelogue with a big Great Outdoor Provision Company twist. Nickens has fished, camped, and hunted on assignment from the Arctic Circle to Central America—often with GOPC staffers in tow—in a career that has raked in more than 30 national writing awards. A contributing editor for Audubon, with bylines in magazines from Men’s Journal toNational Geographic Adventure to Smithsonian (and a couple of television deals to boot), this Raleigh boy highlights some of his most memorable—and hairiest—magazine  assignments in a slide talk and book reading packed with tips on how you can jump from North Carolina to the middle of North America’s nowhere.

With practical information for both the beginner and advanced outdoorsman, the book is an authoritative, comprehensive, and entertaining guide that will enable anyone to master the outdoors and hunt, fish, and camp like an expert.