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Publication Order of The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game Books

Volume 1 - Big Game (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Volume 2 - Small Game and Fowl (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Me, Myself, and Ribeye (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grand Theft Cattle (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buy the Seat of Their Pants (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outdoor Kids in an Inside World (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catch a Crayfish, Count the Stars (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The MeatEater Outdoor Cookbook (With: Krista Ruane) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Steven Rinella
Steven John Rinella was born February 13, 1974 in Twin Lake, Michigan, where he grew up with his two elder brothers, who were taught to fish and hunt at an early age by their dad.

He is an American conservationist, outdoorsman, writer, and television personality that is known for translating the fishing and hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences.

MeatEater was nominated for Sportsman Channel’s Sportsman Choice Awards for Best New Series, Best Hunting Show, Best Host, and Best Educational Show in 2012. The year before, The Wild Within was a James Beard Awards finalist for best Television Program, On Location. American Buffalo won a number of awards, including the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, and was also an Amazon Book of the Month, and one of The San Francisco Chronicle’s best fifty non fiction books of 2008.

“Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of An American Hunter” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2012. While Steven was a child, he devoured tales about the American wilderness, particularly the exploits of Daniel Boone, his hero. He started fishing while he was just three and shot his first squirrel when he was eight and his first deer at thirteen. He picked colleges that he attended by their proximity to good hunting grounds, and he experimented with living totally off wild meat. And as an adult, he feeds his family the food that he hunts.

This book chronicles his lifelong relationship with nature and hunting through the lens of ten hunts. It starts when he was only an aspiring mountain man at the age of ten and concluding as a thirty-seven year old Brooklyn dad one that hunts in the remotest of corners in North America. He tells about having a struggling career as a fur trapper right when fur prices were falling, about canoeing in the Missouri Breaks to search for mule deer right when the Missouri River was freezing one November, about a dalliance with catch-and-release steelhead fishing. And about hunting the elusive Dall sheep in the glaciated mountains of Alaska.

Through each of these stories, he grapples with themes like the role of the hunter in shaping America, the ethics of killing, the disappearing frontier, the allure of hunting trophies, and the responsibilities that human predators have to their prey. As well as the vanishing of the hunter himself while Americans lose their connection with the way their food finds its way to their tables. Hunting, he feels, is intimately linked with our humanity, assuming responsibility for acquiring the meat that we eat, instead of entrusting it to proxy executioners, packagers, processors, and distributors, is one of the most exhilarating and respectful things that a meat eater can do.

Steven is a thrilling storyteller with boundless interesting facts and historical information about the natural world, the land, and the history of hunting, he also includes after every chapter a section of “Tasting Notes” which draws from his thirty plus years of cooking and eating wild game, both over a campfire and back home. He paints this loving portrait of a way of life which is a part of who we truly are as humans and as Americans.

“Outdoor Kids in an Inside World: Getting Your Family Out of the House and Radically Engaged with Nature” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2022. Getting kids off their screens and out into nature, with tips for bonding activities which teach the importance of outside time and build some curious, tough, and competent children.

In the era of devices and screens, the average American spends 90% of their time indoors, and kids aren’t any exception to that. Not only does this phenomenon have consequences for kids’ mental and physical health, it jeopardizes their ability to understand and engage with anything beyond the built environment.

Thankfully, with the proper mindset, families can find some beauty, connection, and meaning in a life lived outdoors. Here, Steven shares the parenting wisdom that he has garnered as a dad whose family has lived amid the wildest corners and biggest cities in America. Throughout, he offers up some practical advice for getting his children radically engaged with nature in a thrilling, muddy, hands-on way, with the ultimate goal of helping them each see their place within the natural ecosystem.

No matter their location (suburban, rural, or urban) caregivers and kids are sure to bond over activities like: Camping to conquer fears, build tolerance for discomfort and dirt, and savor the timeless pleasure of swapping stories around a campfire. Fishing local lakes and rivers to learn the value of patience while grappling with the possibility of failure. Growing a vegetable garden in order to develop a capacity to nurture and have an appreciation for hard work. Hunting for sustainably managed wild game to face the realities of death, life, and what it truly takes to obtain our food.

Living an outdoor lifestyle fosters in children an insatiable curiosity about the world that’s around them, self sufficiency, confidence, a lifelong sense of stewardship of the natural world. The book helps families better connect with nature, and each other, as a joyful aspect of everyday life.

“Catch a Crayfish, Count the Stars: Fun Projects, Skills, and Adventures for Outdoor Kids” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2023. A gloves off, hands on, muddy boots activity book for young adventurers eight and up, offering fun adventures and projects to build up lifelong knowledge and skills about the natural world.

Does building a bug hotel, climbing a tree, spearing a bullfrog, stalking some wild animals, and scouting for petrified wood sound more fun than chores or homework? If so, then this guide is your perfect companion to neverending summer days and rainy fall afternoons. Filled with insights, advice, and activities to inspire excitement and wonder about the natural world, this book is a curious child’s treasure trove.

The book presents a bunch of exciting and fun ways to explore the natural world. Which includes growing your own fruits and vegetables, tracking animals and following weather patterns, making your own compass, and building primitive hunting weapons and survival shelters.

This is a must have guide for budding scientists, naturalists, anglers, and gardeners, this helps get kids into nature, imparting lifelong skills and knowledge along the way.

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