Carol "Brawny" Wellman's Books

My Journey to Freedom and Ultralight Backpacking/ Everything Except Corn Pasta/

Books by Carol Wellman at Barnes and Noble.

My Books At for Kindle.

In 2003 I published my first book, My Journey to Freedom and Ultralight Backpacking . The limited edition paperback can still be found. I uploaded the book to Kindle, making it affordable for anyone worldwide who would like to read it. The Kindle application Download for PC is free. There is no shipping or handling fees. Within minutes you can be reading e-books. Several people told me they have a Nook, and asked me to upload to Barnes and Noble. I can be found there at :Books by Carol Wellman at Barnes and Nobel. All of my works will be available in both e-locations. My Journey to Freedom and Ultralight Backpacking sells for only $6.99
Reviews of this book can be read at My Journey Reviews

Just released, An Ultralighter's True Trail Stories-Beyond the Journey a second book about my ultralight experience. There are new trail stories, lots of photos, and how to do stuff for the long distance hiker. This second book has been supported by many trail friends, who kept asking when the next one would be available.

An Ultralighter's True Trail Stories-Beyond the Journey

"I ordered this the minute I read your post. I love your trail stories and ultralight backpacking information and experiences. I'm enjoying your new book thoroughly! "My Journey to Freedom and Ultralight Backpacking" is my number-one backpacking reference book."--Ellie HamiltonFeb 8, 2012 03:19 PM

This book has not been printed in hard copy. It sells as a Kindle or Nook download for $4.99

I wrote my second book, Everything Except Corn Pasta , to compliment the ultralight experience. There are many new trail stories, recipes, photos, food lists and ideas for the camper and long distance hiker. I make my own food, dehydrate and pinch pennies, so you know this book will save you money and still feed you well.

Everything Except Corn Pasta

This book has not been printed in hard copy. It sells as a Kindle download for $2.99.

All Hell Won't Wait is book two of the River Series. Our family is starting over in River Town, enjoying new homes and new adventures along the Mississippi River, post-grid down. This book was a lot more complicated. We have the cannibals from Chicago planning a raid, while the River Town goes about it's buisness. Of course, Carla is our heroine, she's out on the trails, having some serious adventures with the three Patrol.

It has 270 pages, no photos this time.

All Hell Won't Wait

I really stretched as a writer, out of my comfort zone. I find its much harder to write an adult love scene than battles and hand to hand combat. I'm very happy with the results, and I think you will be too. My style is looser, more discriptive.

Of course, I'm not going to spoil it by giving the whole story here, telling you about her mentor and trail gods playing tricks. There's lots of stories, fun at the Pub, and 21 chapters of adventure.

I got so into my people that the next in the series is on: When Hell Comes Knocking. Hot and heavy.

An End of Days

I compiled and revised the first four books into one volume. My fiction pen name is C.J. Wellman.

This revision is Book One of the River Series. It takes away the redundancy found in the previous four novellas, which will be unavailable soon. This book is $2.99 at both or Barnes and

When Hell Comes Knocking

Returning from the sucessful battle against raiding cannibals, the River Patrol takes brutal action against squatters. Majors gone AWOL bring Hell to Rivertown, while the Federal Government begins a three-pronged deployment to take back the country 6 years post grid collapse. Snyder joins the Resistance. River Patrol is threatened from within its ranks, and the gods take sides when the true powers of Apache are revealed.

Wild Neighbors

I wrote this children's book utilizing trail photos from around our home. There are many bears with cubs, wild hogs, turkey, deer and more. Its only 99 cents. My kids love it, and a great review was posted at Thanks Florence!

Both of my children and I were delighted with the story and the pictures of the fawns, bear cubs, coyotes, pigs, and foxes. I asked my daughter which was her favorite animal and she said all of them! Lots of good information about what these animals eat and the pictures are great. Carol Wellman is an accomplished hiker and she gives excellent advice on safety in the forests. I highly recommend this book to parents and grandparents who who like to share their love of nature to the next generation.

I've loved nature all my life. This love drew me to long distance backpacking. In the spring of 2000, I began designing, sewing and testing my ultralight equipment on the long trails, including the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, John Muir Trail, Colorado Trail, Bartram Trail and Foothills Trails. My Youtube channel is all about ultralight skills, utilizing found objects for hobo lifestyle, and tricks of the trade. I wrote the Trailquest Ultralight Backpacking Page over ten years ago, and contiune to update it frequently.

Mount Whitney, Southern Terminus of the John Muir Trail, June 10th, 2001
I'm the second from the left, with thru hiker friends.

Eventually I started writing about my experiences.

March 12, 2002, Heading north from Springer Mountain, on my successful thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, all 2,168 miles. I summitted Mount Katahdin on August 14th.

TrailQuest is a huge Backpacking Site. I recommend using the Site Map to see the comprehensive list of all the areas it covers.

My Journey To Freedom and Ultralight Backpacking ISBN 0-9728154-0-6 is a book published in 2003 by Fire Creek Pass Publications.

My Homepage has the links to all my journals, ultralight gear designs page, selected poems and inspirations, and photos.