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See also: Parks and Forests

Selected Books

Brunelle, Lynn
Camp Out!: The Ultimate Kids' Guide from the Backyard to the Backwoods
j GV192.2.B78 2007x
This camp guide for kids includes chapters on what to take, setting up camp, camp food, camping skills, information on weather, astronomy, nature, crafts, fun and games.
Callan, Kevin
The Happy Camper: An Essential Guide to Life Outdoors
GV191.7.C34 2005
To help us to become happier, more responsible campers, a Canadian outdoorsman shares his expertise on all aspects of "green" camping from trip planning to overcoming bear phobia.
Haney, Lynn
Camping in Comfort: A Guide to Roughing It with Ease and Style
GV191.7.H36 2008x
Information on tents, sleeping gear, clothing, footwear, and camp kitchens, as well as detailed information on state parks, private campgrounds, etc.
Jacobson, Cliff
Basic Essentials: Camping
GV191.7.J326 2005
This Falcoln Guide shows you how to select and use camping gear effectively; build a fire quickly and efficiently; cook quick and tasty meals in the outdoors; rig a snug camp with four basic knots and hitches; and use a map and compass to master the basics of backcountry navigation.
Olsson, Helen
The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature
GV191.7.O57 2012
Humorous and irreverent, yet always authoritative, this guide to camping with kids, from babies through pre-teens, is filled with checklists, smart tips, recipes, games, activities, and art projects.
Tawrell, Paul
Wilderness Camping and Hiking: The Ultimate Outdoors Book
q GV191.6.T39 2007x
Learn how to choose and set up camp, how to search for food and water, and take shelter from the weather.
Tilton, Buck
The Complete Book of Fire: Building Campfires for Warmth, Light, Cooking, and Survival
GV191.7.T55 2005
Integrating the history, ecology, and science of fire with practical aspects of campfires such as cooking and warmth, author Buck Tilton has created the ultimate guide to properly building, enjoying, and extinguishing campfires.
Tilton, Buck
Tent and Car Camper's Handbook: Advice for Families and First-Timers
GV191.7.T56 2006
An easy-to-use guide for families and first-time campers: how to do it, what to buy, best places to go, and what to do when you get there.
Willen, Matthew
The Best in Tent Camping, Pennsylvania
"A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate Rvs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos"
PENNA GV191.42.P4 W55 2006
If you feel that televisions, Japanese lanterns, and electric guitars are not essential camping equipment, The Best in Tent Camping: Pennsylvania should be your constant companion.

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