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:
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:
How to tie a bear bagThe delicious caveman style for cooking fresh fishThe limitations of GPSHow to predict the weather by observing birds, frogs, and insectsTen survival essentialsHow to go canoe, kayak, or bicycle campingWhat features make a good backpack, boot, and other equipmentWhen and how to bring along children
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.