Complete Camping Handbook: Everything You Need to Know – Before You Go
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First Published on Jul 17 2018
We have combined over 40 years of camping experience, outdoor adventures and misadventures, and thorough research to produce this comprehensive guide to help you enjoy the Great Outdoors.
Who will benefit from this guide? It's aimed mainly at car-campers with tents, but RVers and backpackers will benefit from much of the information as well.
What's covered in this book? You’ll find 15 chapters full of information to help you enjoy your camping experiences as much as we do:
CHAPTER 1: WHERE TO CAMP
CHAPTER 2: CAMPING EQUIPMENT
CHAPTER 3: TARP SETUP (KEEPING YOUR CAMPSITE AND CAMPFIRE DRY)
CHAPTER 4: HOW TO BUILD A CAMPFIRE
CHAPTER 5: CAMP COOKING AND FAVOURITE RECIPES
CHAPTER 6: FUN FAMILY CAMPING
CHAPTER 7: CAMPING WITH PETS
CHAPTER 8: ROUGHING IT (PRIMITIVE TOILETS AND SHOWERS)
CHAPTER 9: LEARN HOW TO TIE A FEW BASIC KNOTS
CHAPTER 10: BEARS, COUGARS, AND OTHER DANGEROUS STUFF
CHAPTER 11: HOW TO CHOOSE A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP
CHAPTER 12: HOW TO CHOOSE A TENT
CHAPTER 13: HOW TO CHOOSE AN AIR MATTRESS, SLEEPING PAD, OR BED
CHAPTER 14: HOW TO CHOOSE A SLEEPING BAG
CHAPTER 15: HOW TO CHOOSE A CAMP STOVE
You’ll learn camping basics such as how to set up a tarp to stay dry, how to tie a few basic knots, where to camp, making a camp checklist of what to pack, and much more.
Discover different methods to build campfires, types of natural tinder, and how to make your own fire-starter.
We’ve included a chapter on outdoor cooking too. We’ll tell you how we make Thanksgiving turkey dinner over the campfire, smoke the fish we catch, and we’ve covered campsite recipes including egg muffins, pizza, bread, and even yummy desserts.
The chapters on camping with children and pets incorporate our experiences and misfortunes with cats and dogs, and the totally enjoyable outdoor experiences we've had with our children.
You may decide to camp in areas without showers and toilets, so we’ve added a chapter on nature’s toiletry, including instructions for making your own portable toilet and shower.
Do you know what to do if you meet up with bears, cougars, or other animals that may want to eat you? Read Chapter 10!
The equipment guides will help you choose the camping gear that's right for you, including sleeping bags and beds, flashlights, and camp stoves.
Do you want to experience successful camping trips? Do you want to enjoy the Great Outdoors as much as we do?
Buy your "Complete Camping Handbook" now!
“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” (John Muir)
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