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Camping for Dummies (Paperback)

Author:  Michael Hodgson
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 076455221X
ISBN-13: 9780764552212
Sku: 30571274
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Sales Rank: 18502
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 7.75L x 1T
Pages:  384
Age Range:  NA
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From equipment to activities, the complete one-stop reference for campers everywhere. With this trail-blazing guide to the great outdoors, anyone can master camping fundamentals and plan safe and rewarding back-to-nature adventures, from easy-going family vacations to challenging backcountry treks.
  • Covers all the basics, from camping gear to wilderness safety- even camp cooking
  • Expert advicce on activities, from hiking and wildlife watching to canoeing and horseback fiding
  • Tips on trip planning, including coverage of the best camping destinations in North America
From the Publisher:
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:||

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  • Destination||
  • Gear||
  • Shelter||
  • Clothing||
  • Food||
  • Weather||
  • Safety||
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|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:||

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  • 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||
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|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.

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0384
Product attributePublisher:   For Dummies
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