BOOKS ABOUT CAMPING


Californias Wilderness Areas the Complete Guide Mountains and Coastal Ranges

By: George Wuerthner

Nearly fifteen percent of California is designated as wilderness, more square miles of wildlands than any other state except Alaska. This volume includes 60 wilderness areas, from little-known gems to national treasures such as John Muir and Ansel Adams Wildernesses. Each entry highlights the area's geology, ecosystems, plant and animal species, and recreational opportunities, along with schematic maps and suggested hikes--all the information you'll need to enjoy California's myriad wilderness areas.

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2000 NORTH AMERICAN CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY

By: Globe Pequot Press

The camping and RV industry's most widely used and respected campground directory, known for its accurate information and up-to-date, reliable rating system!

The 2000 edition has been completely updated via personal inspections by Woodall's professionally trained field representatives. More than 15,000 government and privately operated facilities are listed. Campground/RV park listings include facility descriptions, easy-to-follow driving directions, camping fees and phone numbers. New data include pet restrictions, phone/modem hookups at sites, handicap accessibility, county info (for weather warnings), and e-mail addresses.

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Making Camp : The Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Paddlers & Skiers

By: Dennis Coello, John Harlin, Alan Kesselheim, Steve Howe

Here is a comprehensive, detailed camping how-to compiled by Backpacker field experts for anyone traveling by foot, boat, bicycle, or skis, through all kinds of terrain, year-around. Gleaned from the lifetime experiences of four Backpacker magazine field experts, this compendium of advice, checklists, suggestions, priorities, rules of thumb, and special considerations presents the best from the best. Learn how to select sites, arrange your kitchen, build a portable toilet, pitch a tent, build a fire, and leave no trace.

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Roughing It Easy/a Unique Ideabook for Camping and Cooking

By: Dian Thomas

Dian Thomas, world-renowned first lady of creativity, presents Roughing It Easy, the all-in-one bible of camping and outdoor fun. This new enlarged and updated guide is filled with innovative hints for making camping and cooking safe, imaginative and above all, enjoyable.

In Roughing It Easy, you'll learn about:

- - Planning: A rundown of all you need to consider before heading out
- - Equipment: A look at gear (Ever make a pillow from a plastic bag?)
- - Cooking: From meal planning to recipes (Make your own solar oven.)
- - Backpacking: Traveling light, but ready (Alter jeans to have removable legs.)
- - Winter camping: Preparing for the cold (Learn how to winterize clothing.)

Dian is well qualified to present these guidelines. Years of professional service on a camp staff led her to teach Johnny Carson to cook eggs and bacon in a paper bag on the Tonight Show and on to many years of much-loved family member on the Home Show and the Today Show.

Dian holds a master's degree in home economics, serves as consultant to many Fortune 500 companies, and is the author of seven books as well as articles in many newspapers and magazines nationwide.

Roughing It Easy packs in plenty of good advice. If you're new to camping, you'll get skillful quickly with this thorough course. If you're a seasoned hand, you'll welcome Dian Thomas's plentiful pointers. Read this book and hit the trail.

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CAMPING'S TOP SECRETS

By: Cliff Jacobson

Discover the best-kept secrets of expert campers, which are divulged in this book by Cliff Jacobson, a seasoned veteran of the sport. SHHHHHH! Don't let the other experts know what he's done! Once you learn the secrets of the experts, you can share these insider tips with your camping buddies. Dazzle your kids or scouts with the wealth of shortcuts disclosed in this surreptitious guide to comfort and security in the bush. In this guide you'll find tips on forecasting the weather, treating drinking water, building shelters such as a quinzee hut and various survival shelters, dealing with animal and insect encounters, cooking and cookware, making fires, treating common ailments, using maps and a compass, camping with kids, and choosing camping clothes, boots, sleeping bags and gear...and much more! Cliff Jacobson is the author of Canoeing Wild Rivers and Canoe and Camping: Beyond the Basics. A contributing editor of Canoe Magazine, Cliff holds workshops throughout the country, demonstrating techniques that make the outdoors a safe and comfortable place to enjoy.

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