California Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 1,500 Campgrounds

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Never be stuck without a place to stay again. With Foghorn Outdoors: California Camping, you'll always be able to find a spot to camp for the night. Written by the authority on the California outdoors, Foghorn Outdoors: California Camping is the most comprehensive guide to camping in California — the only guide with up-to-date details on the new, lower camping fees at California State Parks. You'll get campsite descriptions, scenic ratings, recreation opportunities, and other essential information for RVers, car ...
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Never be stuck without a place to stay again. With Foghorn Outdoors: California Camping, you'll always be able to find a spot to camp for the night. Written by the authority on the California outdoors, Foghorn Outdoors: California Camping is the most comprehensive guide to camping in California — the only guide with up-to-date details on the new, lower camping fees at California State Parks. You'll get campsite descriptions, scenic ratings, recreation opportunities, and other essential information for RVers, car campers, and tenters. Instruction on essential gear, safety and first-aid tips, advice for camping with kids, contact information, and precise directions to each campground make Foghorn Outdoors: California Camping an essential companion to your camping adventure. "California Camping is the must-have camper's bible." — The Daily Democrat
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566912457
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/27/2000
  • Series: Foghorn Outdoors Series
  • Edition description: 12TH
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 776
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

How to Use this Book x
Learning to Camp xviii
Introduction 22
Camping Tips 23
Food and Cooking Gear 23
Camping Stoves
Fuels for Camping Stoves
Building Fires
Cooking Gear
Food and Cooking Tricks
Keeping the Price Down
Clothing and Weather Protection 34
The Art of Layering
About Hats
Vests and Parkas
Rain Gear
Other Gear--and a Few Tips
Hiking and Foot Care 40
Selecting the Right Boots
Socks
A Few More Tips
Sleeping Gear 45
Sleeping Bags
Insulation Pads
A Few Tricks
Tents and Weather Protection
Family Tents
Bivouac Bags
Pickup Truck Campers
RVs
First Aid and Insect Protection 52
Mosquitoes, No-See-Ums, Gnats, and Horseflies
DEET Versus "Natural" Repellents
Ticks
Poison Oak
Sunburn
A Word about Giardia and Cryptosporidium
Hypothermia
Getting Unlost
Catching Fish, Avoiding Bears, and Having Fun 68
Trout and Bass
Fishing Tips
Of Bears and Food
The Grizzly
Fun and Games
Old Tricks Don't Always Work
Getting Revenge
Camping Options 83
Boat-in Seclusion
Desert Outings
Camp Ethics and Politics 85
Getting Along with Fellow Campers
Outdoors with Kids 89
Predicting Weather 90
Beating the Time Trap 94
Camping Gear Checklist 95
Special Topics
Keep It Wild Tip 1 Campfires 27
How to Make Beef Jerky in Your Own Kitchen 31
Keep It Wild Tip 2 Travel Lightly 42
Keep It Wild Tip 3 Camp with Care 51
Keep It Wild Tip 4 Sanitation 56
Bear Territory 77
Keep It Wild Tip 5 Keep the Wilderness Wild 81
Keep It Wild Tip 6 Respect Other Users 85
Keep It Wild Tip 7 Plan Ahead and Prepare 91
Northern California
Chapter A0101
Chapter A1119
Chapter A2133
Chapter A3139
Chapter A4145
Chapter B0149
Chapter B1163
Chapter B2191
Chapter B3223
Chapter B4239
Chapter C0251
Chapter C1267
Chapter C2285
Chapter C3295
Chapter C4331
Chapter D0341
Chapter D1355
Chapter D2375
Chapter D3381
Chapter D4423
Chapter E1451
Chapter E2467
Chapter E3481
Chapter E4499
Chapter E5539
Central California
Chapter F1553
Chapter F2569
Chapter F3577
Chapter F4581
Chapter F5609
Chapter F6635
Chapter G1639
Chapter G2645
Chapter G3657
Chapter G4661
Chapter G5667
Chapter G6693
Chapter G7697
Chapter H2701
Chapter H3707
Chapter H4725
Chapter H5739
Chapter H6743
Chapter H7747
Chapter H8751
Chapter H9755
Southern California
Chapter 12759
Chapter 13763
Chapter 14769
Chapter 15777
Chapter 16799
Chapter 17831
Chapter 19841
Chapter 15845
Chapter 16851
Chapter 17871
Chapter 18883
Chapter 19889
Resource Guide 894
National Forests
State Parks
National Parks
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & reservations
Bureau of Land Management
Other valuable resources
General Index 905
Campsite Index 907
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2002

    PERFECT!

    We are planning to camp all across Cali and this book is exactly what we need!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2001

    Want to find the perfect campground for your famiy's needs?

    This book is the best camping guide for California that I have ever seen. It details EVERY campsite in the state. Don't go camping with out it. I love this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2001

    Best Organized Camping Book Around

    Gotta love a camping book that has a map for a rable of contents. Great for finding a camp site when you don't know exactly where you want to be.

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