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003- The Island Within


This book was a formative one for both Matt and myself. I was given a copy by a very good friend while we hunted elk together in New Mexico- Nelson gives voice to many thoughts that I myself have had. It's raw, and honest, and speaks to something deep inside. 



The End of Nature
By Bill McKibben




Assefi, N. P., Sherman, K. J., Jacobsen, C., Goldberg, J., Smith, W. R., & Buchwald, D. (2005). A randomized clinical trial of acupuncture compared with sham acupuncture in fibromyalgia. Annals of Internal Medicine, 143(1), 10–19.

Berger, L. R. (2006). Brief communication: Predatory bird damage to the Taung type-skull ofAustralopithecus africanus Dart 1925. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 131(2), 166–168.

Krzywicki, H. J., & Chinn, K. S. K. (1967). Human Body Density and Fat of an Adult Male Population as Measured by Water Displacement. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 20(4), 305–310.

002- To Build A Fire. (And How To Do It)


Free HTML Version of To Build a Fire

In this podcast, Matt and I go through one of London's most famous works about the elemental relationship between men, dogs, and fire. In the second half, we discuss our preferred fire starting techniques and kits, and share some anecdotes about our times in the backcountry.




Dana Lynn, C. (2014). Hearth and campfire influences on arterial blood pressure: Defraying the costs of the social brain through fireside relaxation. Evolutionary Psychology, 12(5), 147470491401200500.

Fessler, D. M. (2006). A burning desire: steps toward an evolutionary psychology of fire learning. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 6(3), 429–451.

Kox, M., van Eijk, L. T., Zwaag, J., van den Wildenberg, J., Sweep, F. C. G. J., van der Hoeven, J. G., & Pickkers, P. (2014). Voluntary activation of the sympathetic nervous system and attenuation of the innate immune response in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(20), 7379–7384.

Wiessner, P. W. (2014). Embers of society: Firelight talk among the Ju/’hoansi Bushmen. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(39), 14027–14035.

001- Of Wolves and Men


Without doubt, one of the most important books about the relationship between humans and animals ever written. Anyone that has ever seen the subtle glint of intelligence in the eyes of a dog, that wonders if animals have social lives as we do, will find something in this book that speaks to them. As thorough of an exploration of wolves as it is of humans, this book is one of the most important that we've ever read. Wolves and wolf mythology are foundationally important to us here at Lykos- so come join the pack.




Henshaw, R. E., Underwood, L. S., & Casey, T. M. (1972). Peripheral thermoregulation: foot temperature in two Arctic canines. Science (New York, N.Y.), 175(4025), 988–990.

Ninomiya, H., Akiyama, E., Simazaki, K., Oguri, A., Jitsumoto, M., & Fukuyama, T. (2011). Functional anatomy of the footpad vasculature of dogs: scanning electron microscopy of vascular corrosion casts. Veterinary Dermatology, 22(6), 475–481.