Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen.
Your definitive guide to getting outsidefor girls ages 9-12! In addition to basic outdoor skills, this entertaining guidebook includes easy camping recipes, outdoor projects including science experiments and crafts, fun activity suggestions, and inspiring stories of diverse historical and contemporary outdoorswomen (such as Arunima Sinha, the first amputee woman to summit Mount Everest; Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts; and Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod). The goal is to improve the quality of girls' outdoor time by increasing participation and independence, making them feel comfortable and safe, and giving them essential skills and knowledge. Charming and approachable, this book will encourage both reluctant campers and budding naturalists to go wild and embrace the outdoors.
About the Author
RUBY MCCONNELL is the author of A Woman's Guide to the Wild; she's also a geologist, environmental advocate, and dancer. Her work has appeared in Grain Magazine, Misadventures Magazine, Oregon Quarterly, Seattle Backpackers Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and Fungi Magazine, among others.
TERESA GRASSESCHI is an illustrator, painter, and lifelong glasses wearer who spends her days making pictures for books, brands, and galleries. Her work has been featured in publications such as Stereogum, Rolling Stone, and the Wall Street Journal. This is her first book for children. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Follow her on Instagram @TeresaGrasseschi.
Table of Contents
Why Go Outside? ix
Part 1 So, You Want To Go Outside 1
Chapter 1 Places Near and Far 3
Chapter 2 Groups, Troops, and Sisterhoods 21
Chapter 3 Outdoor Pursuits 43
Part 2 The Basics 63
Chapter 4 What to Bring 65
Chapter 5 Making Your Home Away from Home 83
Chapter 6 Good Grub 107
Chapter 7 Girl Stuff 139
Part 3 Advanced Skills 157
Chapter 8 Maps and Weather 159
Chapter 9 Surprises and Mishaps 193
Chapter 10 Things to Look For 223
All's Well That Ends Well Protecting the Outdoors 247