Pocket Guides

28 02 2013

Original Post was published on Ladiesincamo.com  2013

I spent a week deer and hog hunting in Alabama, and due to the non-movement of the deer, I spent a lot of time looking at tracks.  While I have an app on my Iphone that helps identify animal tracks, my phone battery kept dying due to poor signal, and unfortunately this app must be connected to the internet to work.

bobcat in mud

This could have been a problem, but it wasn’t!  I had with me the Pocket Guide to Animals/Tracks.  I had located some tracks that I thought to be cat tracks, and with the simple to use guide, I determined them to be that of a Bobcat.  The book is laser printed on tough, yet flexible, bright white plastic pages and spiral bound so that you can lay the book flat while using the information found inside, perfect for use in the field.  At a small 3 3/8” wide by 4 1/2” tall by ¼” thick, these guides pack a lot of straight forward information into a convenient packable size.  Mine was tucked into my back pack, and didn’t add any bulk or weight to my pack.  I also didn’t have to worry about water damage or the wind blowing the pages closed, which is a bonus when spending time outdoors.

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There are 29 topics immortalized into this handy guides;  Pocket Guide To Fly Fishing, Pocket Guide To Fly Fishing, Pocket Guide To Basic Fly Tying Techniques, Pocket Guide To Fly Casting, Pocket Guide To Fly Fishing the Lakes, Pocket Guide To Dry Fly Fishing, Pocket Guide To Nymph Fishing, Pocket Guide To Fly Fishing For Largemouth Bass, Pocket Guide To Fly Fishing for Steelhead, Pocket Guide To Saltwater Fly Fishing, Pocket Guide To Walleye Fishing In Lakes, Pocket Guide To Lure Fishing For Trout In A Stream, Pocket Guide To The Food Organisms Of Trout & Their Imitation, Pocket Guide to Basic Canoeing, Pocket Guide To Golf, Pocket Guide To Cross Country Skiing, Pocket Guide To Hiking / Backpacking, Pocket Guide To Target/Field Archery, Pocket Guide To Animals / Tracks, Pocket Guide To Field Dressing Game, Pocket Guide To Outdoor Survival, Pocket Guide to Emergency First Aid, Pocket Guide To Outdoor Photography, Pocket Guide To Weather Forecasting, Pocket Guide To Travel, DAN Pocket Guide To First Aid for Scuba Diving, Pocket Guides for Emergency / Safety, Pocket Guide To Safe Babysitting, Pocket Guide To Auto Maintenance & Emergency Repair, Pocket Guide To Emergency Bicycle Repair.  These cover a lot of situations that could possibly arise.

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I have picked out a couple more that I plan to add to my “Pocket” library, including the Pocket Guide to Emergency First Aid, which I plan to put in my first aid kit and the DAN Pocket Guide To First Aid for Scuba Diving which will be kept right inside my scuba diving bag.

These guide books are available, among other places, www.Amazon.com and www.Basspro.com.  They sell for the “easy on the pocket” price of $12.95.

Pocket Guides Publishing, Inc.

2031 San Antonio Place

Santa Rosa, CA 95405-8149

Toll-Free Information:  (866)PGUIDES   or   (866) 748-4337

Photo Credit:  Diane Hassinger, Pocketguide.net

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