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The happy camper : an essential guide to life outdoors

Author: Kevin Callan
Publisher: [Richmond Hill, Ont.] : Boston Mills Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"Let a professional show you how to plan your trip properly, whether for a day or a few weeks: how to take only what you need and pack it to best effect, how to read a map and compass, select a campsite, stake a tent, beat the bugs, build a fire, cook a camp meal, ward of unwanted wildlife, paddle a canoe or kayak, camp with kids and dogs, administer first aid, photograph a landscape and much, much more"--Page 4 of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Callan
ISBN: 9781770850323 1770850325 9781550464504 1550464507
OCLC Number: 756268996
Description: 320 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Trip planning --
Packing the essentials --
Camp cooking --
Choosing the perfect campsite --
How to be a "green" camper --
Bringing the kids along --
"Ruffing" it : camping with dogs --
Darkness and solitude --
Eight essential knots --
Snapshot memories --
Map and compass --
Bruises, blisters and band-aids --
What else can go wrong? --
Soggy survival --
Quest for fire --
Cold camping --
Canoe camping --
The joys of kayaking --
The last word.
Responsibility: Kevin Callan.

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This compendium of basic wilderness instruction and tested campsite advice is from an experienced and well-traveled wilderness writer. Includes information on trip planning, packing, insects, tents,  Read more...

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His down-to-earth advice, honest stories about conquering fears in the outdoors and laid-back philosophy make Callan's book a pleasant read.--Trent Edwards"Calgary Herald" (04/28/2005) A great Read more...

 
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