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Camping for Dummies
Camping for Dummies
by Michael Hodgson
Paperback from For Dummies
ISBN: 076455221X

You love the great outdoors, but you're not always sure the great outdoors loves you. You can pitch a tent, start a campfire, build furniture by lashing tree branches together - in theory anyway! But while you may not have gotten your Girl Scout Gold Award, or your Eagle Scout with cluster, you can still enjoy a night out under the stars with those near and dear to you, or even work towards becoming a more serious outdoorsman, right?

Sure as a bear lives in the woods, Camping for Dummies shows you how to get out there and enjoy the best Mother Nature has to offer. With the helpful advice this common sense guide provides, you'll be prepared when it comes to:

  • Destination
  • Gear
  • Shelter
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Weather
  • Safety
Written by journalist Michael Hodgson, veteran of Utah's Eco-Challenge and numerous other outdoor adventures, Camping for Dummies cuts out gear-head jargon and antiquated methods to give you, plain and simple, what you need to know to make the smart choices that lead to great adventures. You'll find out:
  • How to tie a bear bag
  • The delicious caveman style for cooking fresh fish
  • The limitations of GPS
  • How to predict the weather by observing birds, frogs, and insects
  • Ten survival essentials
  • How to go canoe, kayak, or bicycle camping
  • What features make a good backpack, boot, and other equipment
  • When and how to bring along children
Whether the dictionary definition of "tenderfoot" has your picture next to it or you already consider wilderness your home away from home, you'll appreciate this handy, concise reference. Full of illustrations, diagrams, and directions for finding additional camping resources, Camping for Dummies is your complete ticket to America's great outdoors.
 
Camping s Top Secrets, 3rd: A Lexicon of Camping Tips Only the Experts Know (Falcon Guides Camping)
Camping's Top Secrets, 3rd: A Lexicon of Camping Tips Only the Experts Know (Falcon Guides Camping)
by Cliff Jacobson
Paperback from Falcon
ISBN: 0762740175
Camping's Top Secrets goes beyond the scope of traditional camping books, revealing hundreds of field-tested tips to enhance your next outdoor adventure. With clear descriptions organized alphabetically for quick reference, this guide by veteran camping consultant Cliff Jacobson divulges the best-kept secrets of the experts.
Get insider tips on:
forecasting the weather
rigging a canoe or boat
treating drinking water
using tents and other types of shelters
dealing with animal and insect encounters
cooking and cookware
treating common ailments
using maps and GPS units
camping with kids
choosing camping clothes, boots, sleeping bags, and gear
and much more!
 
When We Go Camping
When We Go Camping
by Margriet Ruurs
Paperback from Tundra Books
Media Published: 2004-
ISBN: 0887766854

In this beautifully illustrated book, one busy family finds lots to do from sun up to sunset. At the campsite, there's wood to chop for the fire and fish to catch. And there's lots of time to explore, climb rocks, splash in the lake, and discover animals in the shadows of the woods. As afternoon turns to evening, supper needs to be made, and just before bed, stories are told around the campfire.
When We Go Camping is as instructional as it is delightful. Each painting highlights the tracks of one animal, which curve from the text into the illustration. Readers can turn to the glossary for more details about the wildlife depicted on each page.
When We Go Camping is a perfect way to preserve summer memories all year long.
From the Hardcover edition.
 
Camping and Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book
Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book
by Paul Tawrell
Paperback from Paul Tawrell
ISBN: 0974082023

Here is the ultimate outdoors book, it contains 31 chapters of well researched camping and survival techniques, covering everything from fire making to first aid, building shelters, winter travel and much more. New 2nd Edition ,Now with color photo's.
 
Camping Made Easy, 2nd
Camping Made Easy, 2nd
by Michael Rutter
Paperback from Globe Pequot
ISBN: 0762707496

If you think camping means big mosquitoes, big headaches, and big effort, this book is for you. Camping Made Easy presents a practical, informative approach to carefree camping. After putting to rest the myths concerning the hardships and frustrations of camping, Michael Rutter presents nuts-and-bolts information on every aspect of camping, relating advice garnered from his twenty-plus years of experience. You will learn how to select the right equipment, including tents, stoves, sleeping bags, lanterns, backpacks, and more; plan for a painless camping trip; pack efficiently; select a good campground; set up camp; take fun day hikes and more.

With more than 300 photographs and illustrations to help you get started, you will be setting up camp, stoking the campfire, and relaxing before you know it. Whether you are setting up a tent in a local campground or planning a cross-country camping odyssey, this comprehensive guide will answer all your camping questions.

 
The Best in Tent Camping Colorado
by Johnny Molloy
Listed under Colorado
 
The Backpacker's Handbook, 2nd Edition
The Backpacker's Handbook, 2nd Edition
by Chris Townsend
Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
 
The Backpacker's Field Manual
The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
by Rick Curtis
Paperback from Three Rivers Press
 
Basic Essentials: Camping, 2nd Edition (Basic Essentials)
by Cliff Jacobson
(Paperback)

British Campaign Furniture : Elegance Under Canvas, 1740-1914
by Nicholas A. Brawer
Listed under Militaria

Backcountry Bear Basics : The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Unpleasant Encounters
by David Smith
(Paperback)

The Best in Tent Camping Washington & Oregon : A Guide for Campers Who Hate Rvs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos
by Jeanne L. Pyle
Listed under Washington

CAMPFIRE SONGS, 3rd Edition
by Irene Maddox (Editor), et al
(Paperback)

Camping and Woodcraft : A Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the Wilderness
by Horace Kephart, Jim Casada (Illustrator)
(Paperback - December 1988)

Camping With the Corps of Engineers
by S. L. Hinkle
Features every U.S. campground developed and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Paperback from Cottage Publications

CAMPING'S TOP SECRETS
by Cliff Jacobson
(Paperback)

A Fine and Pleasant Misery
by PatrickMcManus
(Paperback - June 1987)

Camping! Washington : The Complete Guide to Public Campgrounds for Rvs and Tents
by Ron C. Judd
Listed under Washington

Camping and Wilderness Survival : The Ultimate Outdoors Book
by Paul Tawrell
(Paperback)

Canoeing and Camping: Beyond the Basics
by Cliff Jacobson
Listed under Canoeing

Kids Camp! : Activities for the Backyard or Wilderness
by Laurie Carlson, Judith Dammel (Contributor)
(Paperback)

The Kids Campfire Book
by Jane Drake, et al
(Paperback)

Roughing It Easy/a Unique Ideabook for Camping and Cooking
by Dian Thomas
Listed under Cooking for Campers

The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide : The Classic Handbook
by Mark Harvey
(Paperback)

Kid Camping from Aaaaiii! to Zip
by Patrick F. McManus
(Hardcover)

Recreation Lakes of California - 12th Edition
by D. J. Dirksen, McKinney (Spiral-bound)
Out of Print - Try Used Books
 

Scout's Honor: A Father's Unlikely Foray into the Woods
by Peter Applebome
Hardcover from Harcourt
 
They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?
by Patrick McManus
Excellent humor for the outdoors enthusiast.
(Paperback - September 1982)

Primitive Wilderness Skills, Applied & Advanced
by John McPherson
(Paperback)
Delivery sometimes delayed.

The Totally Camping Cookbook (Totally Cookbooks)
by Helene Siegel, Karen Gillingham
Listed under Cooking for Campers

Woodall's the Campground Directory2004: For North America
by Woodalls (Editor)
Listed under Campground Guides

The Best in Tent Camping New England: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate Rvs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos (The Best in Tent Camping)
by Lafe Low
(Paperback -- June )

National Park Service Camping Guide
by William C. Herow
(Paperback -- June )
Out of Print - Try Used Books

The Ultralight Backpacker : The Complete Guide to Simplicity and Comfort on the Trail
by Ryel Kestenbaum
(Paperback -- June 26, )

Utah's Favorite Hiking Trails
by J. David Day, David Day (Illustrator)
(Paperback)
 
 
 

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