Keith McCafferty is the awardwinning survival and outdoor skills editor of Field & Stream. He has written articles for Fly Fisherman Magazine, Mother Earth News, and the Chicago Tribune. He lives with his wife in Bozeman, Montana. This is his third novel.
L.L. Bean Family Camping Handbookby Keith McCafferty, Jim Rowinski (Photographer)
The L.L. Bean Family Camping Handbook is the perfect guide for active parents and children who enjoy spending time in the outdoors. Focusing on infants through teenagers, as well as grandparents, noted outdoor writer Keith McCafferty provides all of the essential information needed for a great camping experience. With a gentle, guiding hand, he discusses: camping options, planning a family trip, buying gear and clothing, efficient packing strategies, traveling with children, great cooking ideas, the perfect games and activities for children, the best strategies for coping with night fears, backpacking excursions for the whole family, crucial health and safety measures, and much more.Filled with firsthand experience and invaluable advice, this guide addresses important parental concerns; discusses what you can, and can't, expect from your children; and offers a plethora of tips for first-timers. Inspired by L.L. Bean's enduring reputation as a promoter of safe, responsible outdoor activity, this volume also addresses a variety of ways the whole family can enjoy and respect the natural world, from plant and animal identification and star gazing to no-trace camping and building safe fires. Authoritative and complete, The L.L. Bean Family Camping Handbook is the one guide every parent will want to consult before hitting the trail. (7 X 10, 192 pages, color photos)
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