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Basic Essentials Camping 3RD Editionby Cliff Jacobson
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This new edition is packed with essential information for the camping novice, as well as a quick refresher for the veteran, with an emphasis on the all-important skills. Readers will discover how to select and use their camping gear effectively; build a fire quickly and efficiently, even in wet weather; use the right cutting tools; 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. With ample illustrations, it covers camping gear, how to select it and how to use it, including: how to measure a sleeping bag, what kinds of boots to look for, what kinds of packs to use, and what kind of ax is handy. Easy-to-use and portable, this book should be in every backpack.
Put away those bulky books and monster manuals!
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.
Discover how to
build a fire, even in wet weather
select and use your camping gear
cook quick and tasty meals in the outdoors
rig a campsite tent with the four basic knots and hitches
use a map and compass to master the fundamentals of backcountry navigation
An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge in an affordable and portable book.
About the Author
Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers and wilderness canoe guides. He is a canoeing consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books on camping and canoeing. He lives in River Falls, Wisconsin.
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