While we tend to focus on mundane camping items in this section of our blog, there is nothing so satisfying as reading a good book in camp! And while we all may be online and stuck at home in this moment, there is still amazing content that is unique to books The research and documentation of so many curated museums is not always available online, and these books do a great job making the connection between you and living history. How many times have you admired a gown and wished you could get a closer look, or been inspired by knot work or wanted to try something like it? How many times have you wished to follow your roots? Or discover your own creative path by learning from your ancestors? All three of these books offer great insights into the Scandinavian, Norse and Rus cultures that will enrich your understanding of the things they used and the manner of clothing they wore. While each book has it’s own focus, they are all recommended for their detailed photos and curated content from a trusted source. Sewing patterns, photos of grave goods and careful sketches are one of the best ways to learn how to appreciate the efforts merchants pour into their medieval wares, and can help you shop for items that are on your wish list. Also, having portable photos and rich illustrations that can travel to events is a plus! Bottom line: Investing in your own library is one of the best ways of sharing knowledge and re-creating artworks from history. Get the one that interests you most! Then kick back and enjoy your own personal treasure!