by Peter G. Drake (paperback, Southwater, 2015, 96 pages, $13.99)
All you need to know about equipment, clothing, camp layout, erecting tents, safety and hygiene, making fires, knots and striking camp.
Camping Activity Book For Families: The Essential Guide to Fun in the Outdoors
by Linda Hamilton (paperback, Falcon Guides, 2015, 240 pages, $21.95)
A wide variety of activities, games, recipes, songs and good old-fashioned fun for parents and children together to share in the wonders of the outdoors. Whether it’s creating art using leaves and pine cones or belting out your favorite tunes while on a hike, roasting marshmallows around the campfire or playing flashlight tag at the campground, this book engages families to partake of everything outdoors. Organized around the time of day and with age-specific recommendations, this book has fun activities for every minute and age group.
by Gil Gilpatrick (paperback, Fox Chapel, 2013, 224 pages, $19.99)
Freshly revised and expanded with new color photography, this handbook includes expertise from a seasoned team of professionals in year-round hiking, camping, canoeing, hunting and fishing. “Master Guide Handbook to Outdoor Adventure Trips” takes you step-by-step through every stage of planning and conducting a successful outdoors experience. It’s packed with field-tested advice, handy checklists, real-life stories and practical examples.
The Camping Bible: From Tents to Troubleshooting: Everything You Need for Life in the Great Outdoors
by Bob Holtzman (hardcover, Chartwell Books, 2013, 192 pages, $14.99)
Weekend trip or extended adventure, traveling by foot, bike, boat or car, get the basics under your belt with “The Camping Bible” and enjoy a risk-free excursion, whatever the weather. Packed with useful in-the-field advice, tips, clear how-to instructions and diagrams, this is the essential guide for any beginner or more advanced outdoor enthusiast.
by David Wescott (hardcover, Gibbs Smith, 2015, 225 pages, $30)
Back before the days of RVs, nylon sleeping bags and all the other modern camping conveniences, people still went camping. This updated and newly designed color edition of “Camping in the Old Style” explores the techniques and methods used during the golden age of camping, including woodcraft, how to set a campfire, food preparation, pitching a tent, auto camping and canoeing.
Family Camping Cookbook
by Tiff Easton (paperback, Duncan Baird, 2013, 176 pages, $14.95)
These simple, inspiring and delicious dishes will please the whole family—and completely transform the camping culinary experience!
by Creek Stewart (paperback, Living Ready, 2015, 224 pages, $17.99)
This book teaches you the essential wilderness survival skills you need to endure a bug- out situation or prolonged off-grid scenario. You will learn how to meet the four core survival needs—shelter, fire, water and food—with a minimum amount of equipment. Detailed photos and step-by-step instructions will help you master each skill.
The Ultimate Survival Manual—333 Skills That Will Get You Out Alive
by Richard Johnson (paperback, Weldon Owen, 2012, $14.75)
Filled with clear, concise instructions, helpful diagrams, essential checklists and inspirational first-person stories, this book is a fascinating armchair read that just might save the reader’s life.
Wilderness and Travel Medicine: A Complete Wilderness Medicine and Travel Medicine Handbook
by Sam Fury (paperback, CreateSpace, 2015, 386 pages, $17.57)
A minimalist approach to wilderness medicine, travel medicine, survival medicine and home remedies. Whether it is first aid, wilderness medicine, travel medicine, survival medicine or home remedies, different scenarios call for different treatments, and this book covers them.
by Ziba Kashef (paperback, Oxmoor House, 2008, 144 pages, $10.99)
Loaded with ideas and how-to instructions for building projects such as swing sets and treehouses, with innovative ideas for integrating play areas into the overall landscape design that adults will appreciate as well.
The Best Tree House Ever: How to Build a Backyard Tree House the Whole World Will Talk About
by Maurice Barkley (hardcover, Skyhorse Publishing, 2013, 176 pages, $19.95)
This book records the creation and growth of a child-size village built high above the ground and documents the wonderful, unexpected consequences—the visitors, the excitement and the hundreds of friendships made—that occurred along the way.
by Dave Canterbury (paperback, Adams Media Corporation, 2014, 256 pages, $16.99)
Based on the five Cs of survivability—cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers and cordages—this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness.