Complete Camping Handbook: Everything You Need to Know - Before You Go (Paperback)
Many people have disastrous camping experiences, never to venture out again. Don't be one of those people We have combined over 40 years of camping experience, outdoor adventures and misadventures, and thorough research to produce this comprehensive guide to help you enjoy the Great Outdoors.Who will benefit from this guide? It's aimed mainly at car-campers with tents, but RVers and backpackers will benefit from much of the information as well.What's covered in this book? You'll find chapters full of information to help you enjoy your camping experiences as much as we do: You'll learn camping basics such as how to set up a tarp to stay dry, how to tie a few basic knots, where to camp, making a camp checklist of what to pack, and much more.Discover different methods to build campfires, types of natural tinder, and how to make your own fire-starter.We've included a chapter on outdoor cooking too. We'll tell you how we make Thanksgiving turkey dinner over the campfire, smoke the fish we catch, and we've covered campsite recipes including egg muffins, pizza, bread, and even yummy desserts. The chapters on camping with children and pets incorporate our experiences and misfortunes with cats and dogs, and the totally enjoyable outdoor experiences we've had with our children.You may decide to camp in areas without showers and toilets, so we've added a chapter on nature's toiletry, including instructions for making your own portable toilet and shower.Do you know what to do if you meet up with bears, cougars, or other animals that may want to eat you? Read Chapter 10 The equipment guides will help you choose the camping gear that's right for you, including sleeping bags and beds, flashlights, and camp stoves.Do you want to experience successful camping trips? Do you want to enjoy the Great Outdoors as much as we do?Buy your "Complete Camping Handbook" now Happy Camping.