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The author Ruby McConnell discusses her book A Woman’s Guide to the Wild (Sasquatch Books, 2016), being in the outdoors, camping & more, with Joseph Planta.


A Woman’s Guide to the Wild by Ruby McConnell (Sasquatch Books, 2016).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: A Woman’s Guide to the Wild


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

There’s a wide gap between the numbers of men who go out into the outdoors for recreation versus the numbers of women who do the same. When it comes to hiking, the National Institutes of Health states that only 25% of women account for the number of hikers. A new book has been written to encourage women. It’s called A Woman’s Guide to the Wild. It’s a handbook for women to take their place in the outdoors. Its author Ruby McConnell joins me now, and I’ll get her to discuss why she wrote it, and what’s in it. There’s a lot that’s useful whether a guide on what to bring, or what to eat; how to navigate; and how to have sex in the outdoors too. There’s also a look at how to survive, especially on how to deal with women’s unique needs. Ruby McConnell is a writer, dancer and geologist based out of Eugene, Oregon. Her website is at www.rubymcconnell.com, and the Twitter handle is @RubyGoneWild. She is a 2016 recipient of the Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship. The book is published by Sasquatch Books. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Vancouver today, Ruby McConnell; Ms. McConnell, good morning.

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