Shelter from the Storm, The Story of New Zealand’s Backcountry Huts details the remarkable history of our huts and profiles over 90 huts in individual chapters. Written by Shaun Barnett, Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint, the 364-page hardback book will be released in early October by Craig Potton Publishing. In several essays, covering farm, mining, deer-culling, tramping club, science, memorial, DOC, Lands and Survey, tourism and climbing huts, the authors explain the development of our backcountry hut network, one of the most extensive and diverse in the world. The FMC Mountain and Forest Trust supported publication of this book with a substantial $5,000 grant to offset the high production costs.
For a sneak preview of the book, go to the Shelter from the Storm Facebook page
FMC members can order a copy through the FMC Book Club (order forms are available at the back of any Bulletin) for $63.99 with FREE P&P (this price includes the FMC Book discount of 20%). Normal retail price is $79.99. Shelter from the Storm is available from early October.
To coincide with this book launch, Craig Potton publishing are also offering another book to FMC members at a discounted price – $39.99! Stag Spooner: Wild Man From the Bush – the story of a New Zealand hunter/artist by Chris Maclean. This fantastic book can also be ordered through the above order form.
FMC has a selection of posters for sale. They can be ordered from the Mail Order form on the Posters page. Go to posters page to see samples and to download the order form.
Safety in the Mountains
This booklet has been extensively rewritten to celebrate the original edition of 1937! It is in full colour, waterproofing and compact A5 size. For more info and to view a selection of internal pages click here.
Copies of Safety in the Mountains can be ordered using our order form.
Retail outlets can order copies at a wholesale price. Contact the FMC Office email@example.com for further details.
Booksellers, Public Libraries and Schools who are not members of FMC, should purchase from Nationwide Book Distributors. Visit: www.nationwidebooks.co.nz/booksellers_retailers and follow the instructions from there.
It is an excellent booklet to give to any new tramper, old or new.
A selection of books of particular interest to FMC members can be purchased at a discounted price. See the inside back page of the Bulletin for details and orders.
FMC sells good quality plastic pack liners.
You can order them by downloading the Pack Liner Order Form.
Bumper stickers and bracelets are now available to help spread awareness for this campaign. They are available by contacting savefiordland.co.nz for a gold coin donation.
FMC no longer handles Map orders but on the Maps page there are some useful links to information about the Topo 50 maps and the new FABmap cloth map.
Mountain Safety Council Manuals
FMC no longer sells the MSC Manuals directly but you can buy them on line from the MSC Website.
FMC no longer stocks the Moirs Guides of the Southern Alps for sale. You can buy them online directly from the NZAC website.