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How to live in a van and travel: Live everywhere, be free and have adventures on a campervan or motorhome – your home on wheels

How to live in a van and travel: Live everywhere, be free and have adventures on a campervan or motorhome – your home on wheels Lowest new price: $14.00
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Author: Mike Hudson

Imagine being able to live wherever you want, travelling the world whilst having everything you need with you in your own cosy home on wheels. Living a mobile lifestyle is now more possible than ever before. It’s the new option. Forget hostel costs or rent. With a van you have transport and you have your home. You’re free to travel wherever you like and you can do it on a budget.  If you’re interested in living and/or travelling in a converted van or vehicle you probably have a ton of questions. Whether you want to plan a short road trip, or start a whole new life on the road, this book will show you how. And whether you have your van ready to go or you’re thinking of hitting the road at some point in the future, read this book.

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Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your Outdoor Adventures

Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your Outdoor Adventures Lowest new price: $24.95
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Author: Dirty Gourmet


• More than 120 deliciously modern recipes for day trips, car camping, and backcountry adventures
• Offers a fun and easy approach to planning and prepping camp food
The Dirty Gourmet authors were recently featured in Sunset magazine and other national media

“Dirty Gourmet” is really a lifestyle, one that celebrates delicious food, warm company, and outdoor fun. It emerged as a website and blog when friends Aimee Trudeau, Emily Nielson, and Mai-Yan Kwan joined forces to share their love of wilderness, outdoor education experiences, and knowledge of backcountry cooking through classes, workshops, catering events, and easy yet exciting recipes.

Now, their new book, Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your Outdoor Adventures, extends their mission to get more people to eat well outdoors and have fun doing it! It emphasizes healthy eating with fresh ingredients, efficient techniques, and global flavors. Breakfast, trail meals, sweet and savory snacks, dinners, appetizers, side dishes, desserts, even refreshing camp drinks―it’s all here! Camp cooks can choose recipes based on the type of activity they are pursuing―from picnics, day hikes, and car camping to backcountry adventures by foot, bike, or paddle―as well as find recipes perfect for large groups.

Recipes are organized by activity:
• Car campers can relax around the fire with Ember Roasted Baba Ghanoush and Mason Jar Sangria before diving into One Pot Pasta Puttanesca and Grilled Green Bean Salad, with Maple Syrup Dumplings for dessert.
• Day hikers will want to take a break on the trail with Spicy Tofu Jerky and Curried Chickpea Salad or maybe a Pressed Sandwich with Sundried Tomato Pesto.
• Backpackers can start their day with Fried Grits Scramble with Greens, Leeks, and Bacon and recharge in the evening with Soba Noodles with Sweet Chili Chicken and a Hibiscus Chia Cooler.

To simplify packing and planning, each section offers a base kit checklist of needed supplies along with tips on getting organized, preparing ingredients, and cooking with different methods. Complemented by full-color photos, each recipe features insights from the authors, any additional tools needed, quick-reference icons, step-by-step instructions for what to prepare at home and in camp, plus creative variations.

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Base Camp Las Vegas: 101 Hikes in the Southwest

Base Camp Las Vegas: 101 Hikes in the Southwest Lowest new price: $16.98
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Author: Deborah Wall
Brand: Wall Deborah

Situated in the heart of the magnificent Southwest, Las Vegas is surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes. Within easy reach are five national parks, including Zion, Grand Canyon, and Death Valley. Dozens of state parks, regional preserves, recreation areas, and public lands offer amazing variety, from sand dunes and salt flats to alpine meadows, waterfalls, and ancient forests. Unique plant and animal life as well as archaeology, paleontology, and fascinating Wild West history are all waiting to be discovered in this region, making Las Vegas an ideal basecamp: Hikers can enjoy solitude and unspoiled wilderness by day and world-class urban amenities by night. Base Camp Las Vegas includes 101 of the best hiking destinations within hours of Las Vegas. The author has hiked each of the 101 featured routes more than once, and she describes each in detail, including route, elevations, terrain, flora & fauna, and historical details. She notes the best season for enjoying each one, what to wear, and what to take along. She describes any hazards or inconveniences that hikers might encounter and rates the difficulty of each hike from easy to strenuous. She's also included an easy-reference guide to the top five hikes in a variety of categories including birdwatching, stargazing, wildflowers, wetlands, kid and teen favorites, most strenuous, and most remote. Base Camp Las Vegas tells hikers where and when to go--and also how to prepare--to enjoy the best trails this unparalleled region has to offer. (Deborah Wall)

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  • Base Camp Las Vegas 101 Hikes in the Southwest

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Five-Star Trails: Tucson: Your Guide to the Area's Most Beautiful Hikes

Five-Star Trails: Tucson: Your Guide to the Area's Most Beautiful Hikes Lowest new price: $11.11
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Author: Rob Rachowiecki
Brand: Beazley Bob

Tucson lies in a saguaro-studded desert basin surrounded by four mountain ranges and book-ended by two national parks. In an hour you can drive from an arid canyon in the Arizona-Sonora desert to a pine-forested mountain at 9000 feet. Hiking trails are plentiful and as varied as the terrain. Five-Star Trails: Tucson by Rob Rachowiecki guides hikers to diverse trails suitable for anyone from wheelchair-using nature lovers to those looking for an all-day workout.

Sized to fit in a pocket, this guide is convenient to keep in the car or toss into a backpack. Driving directions steer hikers to the nearest trailhead parking areas, including GPS trailhead coordinates to get them to the start of the trail.

Each trail has been thoroughly researched, recently hiked and includes detailed descriptions, trail profiles and maps. At a glance categorical ratings, such as scenery, trail condition, difficulty, solitude and kid-friendliness, let you quickly select a trail that fits your tastes and ability. Other key information such as fees, restrictions for dogs as well as advice on when to visit offers you the best information so you can plan your trip with ease.

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  • Five Star Trails Tucson Your Guide to the Area s Most Beautiful Hikes

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The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild (and How to Get Back in One Piece)

The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild (and How to Get Back in One Piece) Lowest new price: $10.89
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Author: Brendan Leonard
Brand: ARTISAN

“Leonard’s durable tome (seriously, the cover is rubber) is stuffed with so many tips about surviving in the wild, you’ll be able to leave your smartphone behind.”
Entertainment Weekly, Best New Books


This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won’t get lost in the woods while finding an activity he loves to do in the great outdoors--whether it’s hiking a 14er or camping on ice. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors, and expert tips and tricks, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide makes Mother Nature easier to understand than ever before. Brendan Leonard, writer, filmmaker, and outdoor adventurer, shows the reader how rewarding it can be to live life away from the computer and get outside. From mountain climbing, to skiing, sledding, and sailing, Leonard shows that you don’t need to be a risk taker to enjoy the outdoors. And if the reader does find himself at the point of man vs. nature, Leonard shares survival skills from how to bandage a wound and read a topographical map, to how to drive on sand and remove a tick from your skin—all organized thematically and written in short takeaway entries with helpful line drawings. Bound in a uniquely rugged (and waterproof!) PVC cover material, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide is a friendly way into the outdoor lifestyle, whether you're looking to dabble or go all in.

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  • ARTISAN

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Woodcraft and Camping

Woodcraft and Camping Lowest new price: $3.99
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Author: George W. Sears Nessmuk
Brand: Dover Publications

One of America's most famous woodsmen and nature experts provides classic instructions for roughing it. His advice covers camping, hiking, building a fire, cooking out, shelters, tools and equipment, hunting and fishing, canoeing, and more. "Useful, specific information and suggestions on all aspects of woodcraft." — Moor and Mountain.

Features:

  • Classic writing
  • Adirondack Canoe adventure
  • Great lessons on how to camp, fish, build a fire and much more
  • You are not a true citizen of the woods until you read this book
  • Historical and useful

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The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition

The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition Lowest new price: $12.02
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Author: Chris Townsend
Brand: Townsend Chris

What you need to know before you hit the trails

Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker's Handbook also gives you the latest information on gear. You'll find the last word on:

  • How to choose packs and footwear―and make sure they fit
  • What clothing to take on the trail
  • Tents, tarps, stoves, water purifiers, and other gear
  • GPS, cell phones, and other electronic devices
  • And much more

Reviews from previous editions
"The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere."
--Backpack (UK)
"A clear and comprehensive primer on backpacking gear. Townsend's knowledge is immense."
--Sierra
"Belongs in every bookcase dealing with outdoor topics. . . . Chockablock full of useful, practical, commonsense info. . . . If you tramp the outdoors, get this book."
Maine Sportsman
"For those thinking of taking a backpack journey, The Backpacker's Handbook is required reading."
Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

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  • The Backpacker s Handbook

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Glamping with MaryJane: Glamour + Camping

Glamping with MaryJane: Glamour + Camping Lowest new price: $12.12
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Author: MaryJane Butters
Brand: Brand: Gibbs Smith

MaryJane Butters’ go-to guide for putting glamour into camping.

"Glamping, or glamour camping, one of the MaryJane's pet concepts, is about the juxtaposition of rugged and really pretty, grit and glam, diesel and absolutely darling." —The New York Times

Glamping—unleashing your inner wild while wearing a pair of fishing-lure earrings—is for every woman (or man!) who ever had a get-away-from-it-all fantasy (with a few frilly embellishments thrown in). Learn about the never-fail campfire, cooking with cast iron, how to change a flat, and much, much more. Follow the growing Glamping movement at maryjanesfarm.org and nationalglampingweekend.com.

Like the infamous Calamity Jane, who said, “I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one,” MaryJane Butters coined the term glamping years ago when she founded her unusual Idaho canvas wall-tent bed & breakfast, which was featured in The New York Times Magazine and Travel & Leisure as “the place to be.” Legend status achieved, MaryJane lives in Moscow, Idaho, where she runs her many businesses, which include a successful organic farm, product lines, a bed & breakfast, and MaryJanesFarm magazine. This is her fourth book.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Fifty Places to Camp Before You Die

Fifty Places to Camp Before You Die Lowest new price: $4.71
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Author: Chris Santella
Brand: imusti

In Fifty Places to Camp Before You Die, Chris Santella illuminates the best destinations for exploring the great outdoors. The book features the world’s top spots for sleeping under the stars and enjoying a host of outdoor recreational activities that make camping such a time-honored tradition. Featuring favorite US National Parks destinations—as well as more exotic locales in Italy, Chile, France, Botswana, Germany, and more—Santella provides helpful information and tips that will appeal to novice campers and seasoned outdoorsmen alike.
 
Interviews with camping experts and beautiful, vibrant photography bring each location to life. Fifty Places to Camp Before You Die makes camping trips more accessible with easy-to-follow advice, enthralling anecdotes, and tips and plans for creating your own amazing outdoor memories.

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  • Abrams

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The Definitive Guide To Camping: Camping Guide To Campsite Fire, Cooking

The Definitive Guide To Camping: Camping Guide To Campsite Fire, Cooking Lowest new price: $11.47
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Author: Fred Jackson

Never been camping? You’re in for a treat. There is something about sleeping outdoors and spending your days surrounded by nature that makes the human mind relax. To the beginner, planning a camping trip that will go smoothly can seem daunting. Don’t worry, it’s easier than it looks! You’ll quickly get a feel for what is needed when sleeping outdoors, but to ensure that your first trip goes well, this book will give you all the hints and tips you need. Camping is the simplest and most relaxing holiday adventure which offers one the serenity of escape from our hectic lifestyles. It is an outdoor recreational activity where you get a chance to spend time with loved ones, enjoying the nature and sleep under the glittering stars. Although experiences will vary from one to another, this book provides you with a wealth of knowledge and useful handy tips for Dos and Don’ts before you step out of your home for your most memorable camping trip ever. Go on….. Enjoy the simple way of life.


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