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The Camping Book (Dk) [Hardcover]

Ed Douglas
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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1 May 2009 Dk

Ensure your camping trip goes like a dream - stay dry, keep warm, eat great food and have fun!

Whether you're a family camper or a novice backpacker this is the must-have camping companion.

A comprehensive kit review enables you to choose the right tent, sleeping bag, stove, and everything else you need for your camping trip - wherever you're going, and to whatever degree you're roughing it. The how-to section shows you all the practical stuff you need to know to get the best out of your break.

Enjoy great food on your camping trip with 50 simple recipes including one-pot wonders, dishes that don't require refrigerated ingredients, and red-hot ideas for rustling up some BBQ sizzlers on the campfire.

From tent pegs to accessories, perfect pitches to campsite dos and don'ts, don't go camping without it!

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405341203
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405341202
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The camping book will help you stay dry, keep warm and eat great food. --Coventry Telegraph, May 1, 2009

camping bible
--The Great Outdoors, July 1, 2009

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good for basics and a bit of inspiration 16 Feb 2010
this book is fairly basic, mainly aimed at people with little camping experience or with aspirations of getting into camping who are unsure of where to start. saying that, the way the book is written, in a nice, laid-back style, with anecdotal advice and genuine camping experiences, is inspirational enough to make it interesting for regular campers.

it has a very family oriented vibe to it and is nicely illustrated with the kind of photography that makes you want to get out there. the recipes section particularly appealed to my girlfriend's love of the one-pot camp cooking ethic and the advice on camping activities such as outdoor swimming are informative whilst still being slightly rebellious.

though this is a basics guide to camping, i'd still say it was interesting enough for someone with much camping experience and there are tips and advice that come form genuine experience, making it a good, informative read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 10 Mar 2010
By Finlay
I was looking for the kind of camping book that gave me not only the basic common sense advice, but also some real gems of wisdom from experienced campers - like keeping soap in old tights!

This really doesn't do it for me. I've only been camping a few times and very little of this was news or new to me.

If I was a complete novice and needed advice or reassurance on what to buy starting from scratch, e.g. air mattress vs sleeping mat and the basics on the type of cooking equipment to buy, then it might be useful as it discusses the options - although very briefly and I do think you'd gather as much from spending 10 minutes looking at a few product reviews.

Other advice - beyond what to buy and take - is mainly common sense, like: if it is your first time camping, try out your tent in your backgarden or nearby for a weekend before going further afield.

I will use it for the recipies - which do look interesting - but not for much else
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First time camper finds help 13 July 2009
I found this book just what I needed as a first time camper. Clear and concise. Excellent tips and lists. Plain and easy to read and an excellent hand book. We had a great first trip.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars camping 13 July 2009
I love this little book. It is beautifuly presented and contains a wealth of simple advice. Some of the stuff is common sense but really important. It includes basics like how to keep your stuff dry, how to pack a rucksack and essentials to take as well as some more adventurous fun things to do or try.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wanted Simple But Not That Simple 9 Oct 2013
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I suppose it's always the problem with books on camping - how detailed or easy do you make it? This was I felt a little too simplistic and American (told you how to deal with bears!). Also towards the end more of a cookery book than a book about camping.
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