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|The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
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Author: Rick Curtis
Brand: Random House
When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail for:
BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS—how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more--illustrated with more than 100 line drawings.
TRICKS OF THE TRAIL—time-tested practical lessons learned along the way
GOING ULTRALIGHT—downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up
Every traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you'll ever need—this one—and take to the great outdoors with confidence.
- Backpacking from A to Z
- Perfect for beginners and a handy reference and refresher for experienced trekkers
- Simple easy to use format
- Great for trip leaders
|Moon California Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 1,400 Tent and RV Campgrounds (Moon Outdoors)
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Author: Tom Stienstra
Tom Stienstra, the nation’s top-selling outdoors writer, provides detailed descriptions, directions, contact information, and his signature scenic rating for more than 1,400 camping options throughout the Golden State. This comprehensive guide covers everything from sites nestled among towering redwoods to remote backcountry destinations in the High Sierra to sun-drenched, beach-side campgrounds, and Stienstra also includes 60 pages of helpful camping tips.
|The Scout's Outdoor Cookbook (Falcon Guide)
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Author: Christine Conners
Brand: Globe Pequot/Falcon Press
"On my honor, I will do my best...to prepare great camp food." Camp-out cooking is about providing sustenance, teaching thoughtfulness and cooperation, and being grateful-not to mention healthy eating balanced by a little bit of indulgence. This collection of recipes and tips from scouts and scout leaders representing nearly every state in the Union celebrates the best in camp-out cooking. Whether you're hungering for a Ravenous Scout Leader's Steak Au Gratin, Fire Starter Cider, Jeepers Creepers Dirt Parfait, or anything in between, you'll find hundreds of camp-friendly options. Each recipe has been personally tested and approved by the authors and is accompanied by at-a-glance information about cooking method, challenge level, and servings. The Scout's Outdoor Cookbook has you covered, whether you need an introduction to the basic essentials, instructions on cooking in cast iron or cardboard box oven, or a real cookout challenge. Become a Dutch Oven Gourmet with these simple easy to prepare and great to eat recipes. The recipes will appeal to kids and adults alike. Includes a photo section with pictures of scouts and some of their creations. Some of these recipes won awards a national scouting cooking contest and others are just down stick to your ribs good.Tips.Recipes are rated for ease of preparation.Low impact tips.Binding - Paper.Pages - 357.Author - Christine and Tim Connors.Publisher - Falcon Guides.Year - 2008.ISBN - 9780762740673..
- Simple easy to make recipes
- Scout tested good
- Covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks & deserts, drinks and breads
- Conversion measurements
- Lots of advice
|Camp Out!: The Ultimate Kids' Guide
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Author: Lynn Brunelle
Brand: Workman Publishing Company
Bear bags, wilderness showers, and telling the temperature by counting the cricket chirps...
Whether you're planning an over night in the backyard or a weekend in the wilderness, this book is packed with stuff to know. The basics, from gearing up to choosing a site to building a tarp tent. Tasty outdoor recipes: Solar Oven Pizza, Chow Down Chili and s' more's of course—with 8 variations.
Plus: how to keep a Field Journal, exploring the nighttime sky, creepy campfire stories, and when it's time to go home, leaving no trace. It's everything you need to pick up and head for the hills.
For Ages 7 and up.
|Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips for Extremely Lightweight Camping
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Author: Mike Clelland
Brand: Globe Pequot Press
Short, to the point, and humorously illustrated by famed outdoor illustrator Mike Clelland, this book presents everything hikers and backpackers need to be safe, comfortable, and well-fed while carrying a very small and lightweight pack.
- ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKIN' TIPS
|US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76
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Author: Department of Defense
Army Survival Manual is the finest single source for self-reliance for all extreme circumstances. A must for anyone who wants to know how to survive in primitive conditions. The book is very straightforward with many pictures and user-friendly illustrations, written in easy to understand language. This is just some of the survival information that this book provides: All-climates: arctic, tropics, temperate forest, savannah or desert. All-terrain survival tactics. The Will to Survive. Identify poisonous snakes, as well as edible and non-edible plants. Survival Medicine. Wilderness medicine. Techniques on first aid. Survival in the hottest or coldest of climates. Survival Planning. Make polluted water potable. How to find water. Ways to trap and collection techniques of water. Covers navigation and compass use. Find direction using the sun and stars. Weapons and Tools. Recognizing signs of land when lost at sea. Building life-saving shelters. Traps and snares. How to prepare wild game to be cooked also preserving food. All types of fire making. Water Crossings. Find direction using the sun and stars. Physical and mental fitness. Disaster preparedness. Again this is just some of the survival information is this book!
|The 175 Best Camp Games: A Handbook for Leaders
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Author: Kathleen Fraser
Games for kids 4 to 16, plus tips on keeping them fun and fair for all participants.
Camp games are meant to be fun. Here are the very best camp-tested games for boys and girls aged 4 to 16, with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations. The Frasers include indoor and outdoor games for both small and large groups, with some old favorites and lots of new, soon-to-be favorites.
The 175 Best Camp Games also includes advice on:
- Choosing the right game for the situation
- Starting and ending games
- Dealing with rule breakers
- Modifying games for varied abilities
- Assuring safety and good supervision.
This practical guide is easy to use, and the more than 175 games are divided into five chapters:
- Break the Ice (Name Dropping, Life Raft)
- Taking It Easy (Speed Rabbit, Electricity)
- Getting Them Moving (Soh Koh No, Kitty Wants a Corner)
- Running Them Ragged (Pairs Tag, Fox in the Henhouse)
- Wet and Wild (Battleship, Sharks and Mermaids).
Though written with camp leaders in mind, this book will appeal to youth activity directors, counselors, counselors-in-training, coaches, scout leaders, parents, teachers and any other adult looking for creative group activities for youth that include all participants and require little or no special equipment.
|The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids: How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature
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Author: Helen Olsson
Plan your family camping adventure!
Whether you’re a first-time camper or a veteran backpacker befuddled by the challenges of carting a brood—and all the requisite gear—into the great outdoors, here you’ll find all the tips and tools you need to plan the perfect nature adventure with your family. 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.
Helen Olsson, a seasoned camper and mother of three, shares lessons learned over the years of nature outings with her own family. Learn the basics of family camping, from choosing a destination and packing gear to setting up a campsite and keeping little ones safe. Create the perfect camp menu with simple and tasty recipe ideas. Discover foolproof tips and tactics for keeping kids happy and entertained while hiking. Explore nature through clever and creative camp arts and craft projects. This guide is your game plan to unplugging from the digital world and connecting your kids to nature. Whether it’s roasting marshmallows around a crackling campfire or stretching out on a camp mat to gaze at the stars, the memories you’ll be making will last a lifetime.
|Woodcraft and Camping
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Author: George W. Sears Nessmuk
Brand: Dover Publications
One of America's most famous woodsmen and nature experts provides classic instructions for roughing it. His advice covers camping, hiking, building a fire, cooking out, shelters, tools and equipment, hunting and fishing, canoeing, and more. "Useful, specific information and suggestions on all aspects of woodcraft." — Moor and Mountain.
- Classic writing
- Adirondack Canoe adventure
- Great lessons on how to camp, fish, build a fire and much more
- You are not a true citizen of the woods until you read this book
- Historical and useful
|Backpack Gourmet: Good Hot Grub You Can Make at Home, Dehydrate, and Pack for Quick, Easy, and Healthy Eating on the Trail
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Author: Linda Frederick Yaffe
Brand: Linda Frederick Yaffe
|Over 160 recipes for soups, stews, pasta, casseroles, and breakfast and snack ideasPotato Soup Parmesan, Seafood Stew, Sweet and Sour Noodles, Spicy ChickenTips on drying food in a dehydrator or oven|
Meals on the trail can be as delicious and varied as meals prepared at home. You can create meals to suit your tastes or diet--vegetarian, low fat, Asian, Italian. Meals prepared and dehydrated at home are compact and lightweight, perfect for the backpacker, and safer than packing perishable foods. The author shows how to prepare the meals so that they will travel well and will be easy to reconstitute in camp. The easy step-by-step instructions detail how to cook and dry lightweight, satisfying meals at home and then prepare them easily in camp--truly complete, instant meals.
- Author: Linda Frederick Yaffe
- ISBN: 9780811726344
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