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Exactly what it says
on 21 April 2008
I can't understand some of the negative comments; have they actually read the book? And no, I do not know the authors... If you want an instruction manual, this isn't for you. If you want to impress your mountaineering mates or dream of being an outdoor instructor, this might not be for you either. I've always been the "Roughty toughty" type of camper with just my backpack and a lightweight tent filled with the absolute minimum i.e. uncomfortable, stoical camping. This book is for the majority of campers who will drive to a campsite and who don't feel the need to prove a point or endure camping. The authors' enthusiasm is infectious and the book is filled with happiness, joy and - believe it or not - fun!!!
However, the book is more than style over substance.The photographs are cool, Lomu snaps (not trendy, stylized, and anybody who knows anything about Lomu photography knows that they are the simplest and most primitive photographs).
There are real great tips, advice and information in here and anybody who has done a lot of camping - will know that these women really know what they're talking about.
It gets 4 stars from me because I don't like books padded out with recipes, but that's just a personal thing and I can see that they would be lovely and some people will enjoy following them.
It's such an inspiring book that we went and ordered a new, comfortable tent, designed for grown ups who are allowed to smile!