Basic Essentials Camping

Basic Essentials Camping

by Cliff Jacobson

Paperback(Third Edition)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762738083
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 07/01/2005
Series: Basic Essentials Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsviii
Introductionix
How to Use This Guidexii
1How to Use Your Gear Effectively1
2The Cutting Edge17
3To Build a Fire23
4Choosing a Camp Stove29
5Tasty Routes to Dining Out35
6Expert Campaing Procedures44
7Ropemanship60
8Dangers66
Appendix73
Index75

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