Are you ready for the expedition of a lifetime? With some careful preparation, you can ensure your experience will be unforgettable. Whether it’s watching outdoor movies or reading books about exploring the great outdoors, there are plenty of ways to get yourself in the right mindset for an amazing adventure.

The good news is that there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to movies and books that will help you prepare. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or tips on how to survive in the wilderness, these resources can help prepare you.

From survival-focused films to classic books that take the reader through an outdoor journey, various options are available. Here’s a look at some of the best outdoor movies and books that can help you prepare for your expedition:

Top Movies For Your Upcoming Outdoor Experience:

Here are some of our top picks for movies that will put you on the edge of your seat and encourage you to get ready for the great outdoors:

Into the Wild

This is a classic movie about a young man who embarks on an epic journey into the Alaskan wilderness. It’s a true story of exploration and courage that will leave you feeling ready to take on anything that life brings – and inspire you to get out and see the more remote parts of our world.

The Way

If you’re looking for something a bit more light-hearted, The Way is the perfect movie. Following the journey of a grieving father as he follows in his son’s footsteps along the ancient pilgrimage route, it’s an inspiring story about finding yourself.

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

This documentary follows a group of hunters in the Siberian taiga who live off the land and rely on their skills for survival. It’s an incredible look at how humans can coexist with nature, which is sure to give you some insight into your own adventure.

The Great Outdoors

This classic comedy follows a family on a vacation to the great outdoors. It’s sure to give you a few laughs and some much-needed inspiration for your upcoming expedition. Because it’s more than just surviving on the land – it’s about having fun and making memories along the way!

America Wild: National Parks Adventure

If you want to get inspired by the beauty and wonders of our national parks, this is the movie for you. It’s an IMAX adventure film that will take you through some of America’s most stunning places – from the Grand Canyon to Yosemite.

Top Books For Your Upcoming Outdoor Experience:

Are you more of a bookworm? Want to learn from some of the best outdoor explorers? Here are some of the best books to get you inspired and ready for your own expedition:

The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs by Tristan Gooley

This book is a must-read for anyone looking to connect with nature. Written by a natural navigator, this book will teach you how to read the signs of nature and discover just how much you can learn from your natural surroundings.

Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey On The Silk Road by Kate Harris

If you’re looking for an inspiring read before your journey, this is it. Harris recounts her 10,000-mile bike ride on the ancient Silk Road, taking readers through some of the world’s most remote and beautiful places.

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer

This book is a must-read for any outdoor enthusiast. It’s Krakauer’s gripping account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, and an inspiring story of survival in the face of adversity. Not only will it help you appreciate the danger of a wilderness expedition, but it’ll also give you an appreciation for how far the human spirit can take us.

Wild: From Lost to Found On The Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

This book chronicles Strayed’s life-changing journey on the Pacific Crest Trail. It’s an inspiring tale of courage and tenacity that will leave you feeling ready to tackle your own great adventure.

Running Home by Katie Arnold

Through her own story of grief and renewal, Arnold explores how we can use these stories to both hold us back and set us free. After her father’s death, Arnold found solace in long-distance running through the many trails in the US – using her time outside as a tool to process her emotions and find peace.

The Call of The Wild by Jack London

This classic novel follows Buck, a domesticated dog, as he embarks on an epic journey in the wild. It’s a story of survival and courage that will leave you feeling ready to take on your own outdoor adventure.

Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey

Published in 1968, it chronicles Abbey’s time spent as a seasonal ranger at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. Through his vivid descriptions of the stark landscapes of the red-rock West and his passionate advocacy for wilderness, Abbey paints a captivating portrait of life in the desert.

Get Inspired for Your Next Deer Hill Expeditions Experience!

These movies and books will help you to get ready for your own adventure in the great outdoors. So whether you’re planning on tackling a remote mountain or an unknown river, these stories of survival and courage will inspire your journey.

If you want to put your inspiration and experience to the test, check out one of the many outdoor experiences at Deer Hill! As the country’s best outdoor experience organization for teens, Deer Hill Expeditions will make sure you get the most out of your outdoor adventure.

From unforgettable hikes along many of the Rocky Mountains’ most stunning trails to whitewater rafting down the Colorado River, you’ll have a chance to experience the best that nature offers. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore! Visit us online today to learn more about our upcoming programs and expeditions!