Basic Essentials: Camping

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In the words of Cliff Jacobson, 'Skills are more important than things.' 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. Discover how to select and use your 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 ...

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Overview

In the words of Cliff Jacobson, 'Skills are more important than things.' 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. Discover how to select and use your 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. (5 7/16 X 8 7/16, 72 pages, color photos, black-and-white illustrations, appendix, index)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780762704279
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Series: Basic Essentials Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2003

    Great Book!

    This handy guide was an execelent addition to my pack! It took the place of an old Boy Scout hand book that I had for those "just in case" times. I have been camping and hiking since I was a child and still found some things I didn't know that proved very useful! It was to the point and gave just what you need to know. It is a great book well worth its weight in my pack.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2000

    Very Helpful

    The Basic Essentials of Camping was a very heplful book. It is full of information that was easy to understand and helpful. Each section was to the point and free of unrelated information.

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