Storytelling tends to feed off of itself. One person shares a harrowing tale, that tale jogs the memory of another storyteller, and the cycle goes on until the sun is rising and the stack of firewood is depleted. After the first batch of Campfire Stories became an instant New York Times bestseller, we put out the call to our listeners, knowing you would have stories of your own to share. Sure enough, you did.
Campfire Stories: Narrow Escapes and More Close Calls is now available for purchase and download in the MeatEater Store. This sequel features 10 stories, five from listeners and five from MeatEater crew and close friends, including Steve, Clay, and spearfishing champion Kimi Werner.
We hear about a misbegotten canoe trip on a flooded creek, a struggle to find help after an accidental gunshot, a nasty ocean current, and a multi-night struggle for survival in a remote canyon in Alberta. A father and son have an unfortunate experience on lake ice, another father defends his children from an injured buck in a thick Idaho cornfield, a spearfisherman rescues his unconscious friend, two wildlife biologists get lost on the featureless Alaskan sea ice, and Steve and his son deal with a mysterious and terrifying series of health issues before discovering the truth about their shared condition.
So get ready for more grit, more adrenaline, more quick thinking, and more luck, all from a group of storytellers who flirted with death and disaster and lived to tell the tale.