Woodswoman: Living Alone in the Adirondack Wilderness would be a fantastic addition, I think, to the new curriculum focus for this course. This book is a classic armchair-adventurer-turned-real-adventurer story about the origin and evolution of an unexpected Adirondack hero. This biography is one of my favorites because it feels so transparent. She focuses less on waving a narrative that is gripping and more on conveying the aura of each phase of the story.
I think that the new title and concept sound fantastic and get at a particularly gripping question that we will all be thinking about very frequently as we venture off the hill.