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The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills

The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills Lowest new price: $1.22
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Author: Rick Curtis
Brand: Random House
Model: Random House

When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail for:

BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS—how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more--illustrated with more than 100 line drawings.

TRICKS OF THE TRAIL—time-tested practical lessons learned along the way

GOING ULTRALIGHT—downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up

Every traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you'll ever need—this one—and take to the great outdoors with confidence.

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  • Backpacking from A to Z
  • Perfect for beginners and a handy reference and refresher for experienced trekkers
  • Simple easy to use format
  • Great for trip leaders
  • Illustrated

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Moon Glacier National Park (Travel Guide)

Moon Glacier National Park (Travel Guide) Lowest new price: $13.59
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Author: Becky Lomax
Brand: MOON

Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure

Lush green parkland, jagged summits, and glacier-carved basins: forge your own path with Moon Glacier National Park. Inside you'll find:

  • Flexible, strategic itineraries, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long road trip, designed for outdoor adventurers, families, road-trippers, and more
  • The top experiences and unique ideas for exploring the park: Hike verdant valleys, meander fields of alpine wildflowers, and walk beneath frigid waterfalls and over scenic high passes. Go whitewater rafting, cast a line for wild trout into the Flathead River, or hop on a guided horseback ride. Drive or bike the Going-to-Sun-Road, take in views of peaks and glaciers, and spot wild moose or grizzlies roaming the mountainside. Spend a night in a historic lakeside lodge, or set up camp after a day of adventurous backcountry exploring
  • Strategies for getting to Glacier and coverage of gateway cities and towns
  • Expert tips for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, rafting, and more, plus detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps and backpacking options
  • Valuable insight from seasoned explorer and Glacier local Becky Lomax including avoiding crowds, and exploring Glacier's less-visited areas
  • Honest advice on when to go and where to stay inside the park, including hotels, campgrounds, hostels, and RV sites
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations, plus essential packing and health and safety information, including how to avoid encounters with grizzlies, mountain lions, and other common wildlife
  • Recommendations for families, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
  • Thorough background on the terrain, culture, and the park's history
With Moon Glacier National Park's expert advice, myriad activities, and insider perspective, you can plan your trip your way.

Hitting the surrounding states? Try Moon Montana & Wyoming or Moon Idaho.

For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks.

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The Campout Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Cooking Around the Fire and Under the Stars

The Campout Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Cooking Around the Fire and Under the Stars Lowest new price: $9.56
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Author: Marnie Hanel

Forget freeze-dried astronaut meals and bags of stale, store-bought gorp. Finally, here’s a cookbook that complements the magic of gathering around a campfire and sharing a meal with friends. From the IACP Award–winning authors of The Picnic, which brought taste and style to eating outdoors (in the daytime), comes its companion, for leaving civilization behind and dining under the stars. A mix of dishes to make ahead and meals to cook on-site, The Campout Cookbook includes more than 75 recipes for wood-fired skillet pizzas; backcountry stews and chilies; fire-roasted vegetables and cast-iron breads; unexpected dips, jerkies, and high-energy bars; breakfasts to satisfy that yawning hunger that comes from sleeping in the fresh air; s’mores, of course (including Vanilla Bean Dream Marshmallows & Co. and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Caramel Fire-Ban S’mores); and cocktails, coolers, warm libations for chilly nights, and a Blood Orange Bug Juice.

Plus there’s inspiration and know-how for every avid camper and enthusiastic neophyte: How to find a suitable campsite and build a campfire specifically for cooking over, and how to keep it going. Stargazing for city slickers. A troubleshooting guide. And the definitive packing list and camp kitchen essentials. Just add a few scary stories for a truly memorable campout.

 

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The Ultimate Hang: Hammock Camping Illustrated

The Ultimate Hang: Hammock Camping Illustrated Lowest new price: $17.96
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Author: Derek Hansen

The second edition to the highly-rated book on hammock camping.

What's new: Completely re-written with all-new sections on hammock FAQs and basics for new hangers and an expanded advanced section for veterans, plus a DIY section to get you started making your own hammock gear.

The Ultimate Hang 2 covers everything from suspension systems, hammock stands, staying dry, warm, and bug free, along with setting up hammocks indoors.

Hammocks are one of the most comfortable ways to enjoy the indoors, and make great companions for a long-distance thru-hike, relaxing at a park, a weekend backpacking trip, or an overnight in the woods! Get off the ground and begin enjoying the outdoors.

Updated with more than 300 illustrations, The Ultimate Hang 2 helps you discover the freedom, comfort, and convenience of hammock camping. Learn how to set up and use a hammock to stay dry, warm, and bug free in a Leave No Trace-friendly way.

All the best tips and techniques on hammock camping in one place. Stop searching and start relaxing.

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Survival Hacks: Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival

Survival Hacks: Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival Lowest new price: $8.54
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Author: Creek Stewart
Brand: Stewart Creek

Turn everyday items into survival necessities!

Would you be prepared if you needed to survive in the wilderness? Survival expert Creek Stewart shares his cache of practical, easy-to-follow tricks to help you transform everyday items into valuable gear that can save your life. Survival Hacks takes you step-by-step through transforming simple objects like soda tabs and plant leaves into essential survival tools.

This rough-and-rugged guide covers everything from small-scale hacks, like using sticks and rope to make a table, to the big stuff, like creating a one-person emergency shelter from a trash bag or purifying dirty water using a plastic bottle and the sun. And you can be ready anywhere you go with everyday carry kits, pocket-sized survival kits, so you're never without the essential tools you need to make it on your own. Being prepared can make the difference when it comes to your survival in an emergency. And Survival Hacks makes it a whole lot easier.

Features:

  • Survival Hacks Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival

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Feast by Firelight: Simple Recipes for Camping, Cabins, and the Great Outdoors

Feast by Firelight: Simple Recipes for Camping, Cabins, and the Great Outdoors Lowest new price: $12.95
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Author: Emma Frisch

A transporting, lushly photographed book with easy-to-prepare recipes for gatherings at campgrounds and cabins alike.

Feast by Firelight offers solution-oriented recipes that make cooking outdoors feel effortless and downright fun and it shows how to utilize clever cooking methods, prep food at home, and pack smart. The book includes recipes for camp cooking as well as detailed menus, shopping and equipment lists, and tips showing how to prepare before you leave. Featuring 70 accessible recipes, it is the first of its kind in the outdoor-cooking niche to pair useful information with evocative photography of finished dishes and useful illustrations (such as how to pack a cooler and how to build a fire), setting a new standard for camping cookbooks.

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So Much S'more to Do: Over 50 Variations of the Campfire Classic

So Much S'more to Do: Over 50 Variations of the Campfire Classic Lowest new price: $0.49
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Author: Becky Rasmussen
Brand: Adventure Publications Inc.

S’mores are as much a part of camping as tents and sleeping bags, but have you ever wondered how to make this tasty treat even better? Becky Rasmussen provides the answer with 55 simple twists―from holiday recipes to “spirited” s’mores―that will have you begging for s’more! Try delectable desserts like Brownie S’mores, Peanut Butter & Banana S’mores, and Tiramisu S’mores. As added bonuses, the book includes a marshmallow toasting guide, safety tips, clean-up tips, and more. Plus, it’s handy size makes it convenient to bring along on your next outing!

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Easy Campfire Cooking: 200+ Family Fun Recipes for Cooking Over Coals and In the Flames with a Dutch Oven, Foil Packets, and More! (Fox Chapel Publishing) Recipes for Camping, Scouting, and Bonfires

Easy Campfire Cooking: 200+ Family Fun Recipes for Cooking Over Coals and In the Flames with a Dutch Oven, Foil Packets, and More! (Fox Chapel Publishing) Recipes for Camping, Scouting, and Bonfires Lowest new price: $3.55
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Author: Peg Couch
Brand: Heliconia Press
Model: Fox Chapel

What's not to love about cooking over a fire in the great outdoors? Inside Easy Campfire Cooking you'll find recipes for cooking with:

  • Sticks: Recipes not just for s'mores, but everything from meatballs to eggs
  • Skewers and Kebabs: Recipes include pork, shrimp, vegetables, and even pizza
  • Foil packets: Recipes from potatoes & eggs for breakfast and fajitas for dinner to desserts like pears in caramel sauce
  • Pie irons: Recipes include frittatas, toasties, pies, and turnovers
  • Skillets: Recipes for everything from flapjacks to a pork chop dinner
  • Dutch Ovens: Recipes include soups, stews, chili, and even a one-pot lasagna
  • Grates: Recipes for chicken, burgers, corn, and french fries

Whether you are heading out on a camping trip or simply enjoying a backyard bonfire, this book will satisfy your appetite and provide hours of entertainment for the whole family! You'll find many recipes for a variety of fun cooking methods like cooking on a stick, in a foil packet, with a Dutch oven, in a skillet, with a pie iron, and more.

Great for scouting groups, Easy Campfire Cooking is filled with tips, campfire safety, and techniques on how to build the perfect cooking fire. From breakfast treats, to hot dogs, to s'mores and more—you'll find recipes the whole family will love. Best of all, cooking over a fire brings together family and friends to enjoy food and fun in a relaxing atmosphere.

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  • Cooking
  • Easy Campfire Cooking
  • Peg Couch

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The Wright Guide to Camping with the Corps of Engineers

The Wright Guide to Camping with the Corps of Engineers Lowest new price: $12.98
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Author: Don Wright

This informative guidebook lists all campgrounds in the United States built and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including summer and winter campground sites. Especially valuable for RV travelers and campers who are boaters and fishermen, the book includes all campsites with fishing and boating access located on or near lakes or streams managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps is renowned for keeping well-maintained sites, with inexpensive fees. Many of the campsites listed are in beautiful, little-known locations, too.

Individual campground listings contain complete details about camping facilities, amenities, recreational activities available, RV park information, GPS and longitude/latitude information for each lake, and complete, easy-to-follow directions to get to each campground – which can be handy when traveling where internet signals can be difficult to receive. Concise overviews of the Corps of Engineers' projects at many sites are included for those curious about the works at many parks.

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Moon California Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 1,400 Tent and RV Campgrounds (Moon Outdoors)

Moon California Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 1,400 Tent and RV Campgrounds (Moon Outdoors) Lowest new price: $15.62
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Author: Tom Stienstra
Brand: MOON

Moon Travel Guides: Your Adventure Starts Here

California has 20 million acres of forest, 1,200 miles of coast, and countless wilderness areas, but with Moon California Camping, you'll always find your perfect campsite.

What's inside the 20th edition of Moon California Camping:

  • A Campsite for Everyone: A variety of campgrounds, from secluded Sierra hike-ins to convenient roadside stopovers, including dog-friendly, family-friendly, and wheelchair accessible options
  • Ratings and Essentials: All campsites are rated by scenery and marked with amenities like restrooms, trailhead access, picnic areas, laundry, piped water, showers, and playgrounds
  • Recreation Highlights: Discover nearby hiking, swimming, fishing, water-skiing, white water rafting, hot springs, and options for winter sports
  • Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps and detailed driving directions for each campground
  • Skip the Crowds: Moon California Camping contains many secluded spots and campgrounds not in the online reservation system
  • Curated Lists of Top RV and Tent Sites: Pick the right campsite for your travel style with lists like "Best for Families," "Scenic Campgrounds," and "Best Island Retreats"
  • Trusted Advice: Expert outdoorsman Tom Stienstra knows his stuff; he's hiked 25,000 miles in and around these campgrounds for over 30 years
  • Essential Information on Hiking the John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail: includes campgrounds that offer trailhead access
  • Tips and Tools: Information on equipment, food and cooking, first aid, and insect protection, plus background on the climate, landscape, and history of the campsites
Whether you're a veteran or a first-time camper, with Moon's comprehensive coverage and trusted advice, you'll be ready to pitch your tent and enjoy the great outdoors.

Narrowing your search? Try Moon Northern California Camping. Looking for some focused advice on outdoor recreation? Check out Moon California Hiking or Moon California Fishing.

Full coverage of: Redwood Empire, Shasta and Trinity, Lassen and Modoc, Mendocino and Wine Country, Sacramento and Gold Country, Tahoe and the Northern Sierra, the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey and Big Sur, the San Joaquin Valley, Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego (and their surrounding areas), and the California deserts, including Death Valley and Palm Desert

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