If you're new to camping,
it is often difficult to know what types of gear to get. While nothing
takes the place of experience (and I've had a few memorable and forgettable
a book or two can always come in handy to help you select the right gear
and provide some hints that will make camping more fun and
enjoyable. Plus, some of these books are just "plain fun" to read, even
if you don't remember one thing!
Remember, if you come away with a few skills you didn't have before,
remember them and use those skills while out camping...then the purchase
of the book was worthwhile.
All of these books on this page are available through Amazon.
Books about Camping
|Basic Essentials Camping, 3rd : For a generation, the Basic Essentials® series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials® books tell you what you need to know.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Camp Cooking: 100 Years : The National Museum of Forest Service History presents a charming cookbook that celebrates decades of camp cooking by countless Forest Service agents in the field. Featuring legendary recipes for Dutch oven meals, open-fire dishes, and other tasty outdoor specialties used daily in the early days of the Forest Service. Camp Cooking has dozens of recipes, photos, and anecdotes that tell the whole history of these brave and hardy individuals.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Campground Cookery : Campground Cookery has been called the "complete guide to outdoor cooking" and a must for all outdoor cooks. Now, in its nineteenth year of publication, this handy little book is even more complete, with expanded instructions on a variety of cooking methods, and over 270 taste-tempting recipes for use in, CAMPFIRE COOKING, GRILLING, DUTCH OVENS, REFLECTOR OVENS, PIE IRONS, CAMP STOVES, and FOIL-WRAPPED FOODS.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Camping for Dummies : 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.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Camping With Kids : Learn the basics of family camping from longtime outdoorswoman Goldie Silverman and the legion of experienced kid and parent campers that lent their voices to this authoritative, yet fun and whimsical book. Novice and experienced campers alike will find the tips in Camping with Kids invaluable.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Canoeing & Camping Beyond the Basics, 3rd : A thoroughly modern, ultra complete book for those who love canoes and the magic of wild places. Begins with the basics and progresses through expedition techniques that only experts know-and which you won't find in other books.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Let's Get Primitive: The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping : Targeting urban ladies who aren't afraid to get dirty, LET'S GET PRIMITIVE will encourage the most citified fashionista to embrace her inner mountain mama and follow the call of the wild. A writer and filmmaker turned outdoor aficionado, Heather Menicucci has overpacked, started late, gotten lost, and battled armies of insects so readers won't have to. Her hard-won backcountry camping lessons cover all the relevant basics--planning the trip, buying or borrowing the gear, fitting it all in a backpack, stocking a primitive pantry, choosing a campsite, pitching a tent, leaving no footprint, and being inspired by the quiet beauty of nature.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|Motorcycle Camping Made Easy : If you've ever wanted to camp by motorcycle, this book will set you on the right track easily and painlessly, plus save you a lot of time and money. If you already camp when you tour, it will provide you with many new tips from seasoned motorcycle campers. The book will also bring you up-to-date on the latest high-tech equipment and top-quality outdoor products and includes complete information on how to get them.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
|The Scout's Outdoor Cookbook : This collection of recipes and tips from scouts and scout leaders representing nearly every state in the Union celebrates the best in campout 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.    Buy at Amazon.Com|
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