Enjoying Nature in the First Person – Camping and Backpacking!

It is nearing the end of summer and school will be starting very soon, but there is still time to get in one more longer trip to the mountains or beaches, or deserts, or just about any climate you would want. This is California, and we have it all within a few hours of travel.

The library has books to help you get started with either camping or backpacking:

Camping & survival : the ultimate outdoors book / Paul Tawrell

 

 

Backpacking / Adrienne Hall

 

 

 

Camping and backpacking with children [electronic resource] / Steven Boga

 

The hiking companion : getting the most from the trail experience throughout the seasons : where to go, what to bring, basic navigation, and backpacking / Michael W. Robbins ; foreword by Rick Bass

 

 

And food always seems to taste that much better after hiking around, so there are also  recipes books to help with the planning:

The great American camping cookbook / Scott Cookman

 

 

 

Simple foods for the pack / Claudia Axcell, Vikki Kinmont Kath, Diana Cooke ; illustrated by Bob Kinmont

 

 

 

Of course it will help to know about the places you will be camping. The library has guides for many areas. Some here in California:

California camping : the complete guide to more than 1,400 tent and RV campgrounds / Tom Stienstra

 

 

Yosemite & Mammoth Lakes camping & hiking / Tom Stienstra, Ann Marie Brown

 

 

 

And other parts of the world:

Camping Europe : including Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe / by Carol Mickelsen ; cartography by Dion Good

 

 

 

And also guides that include information on how to minimize your impact on the environment while camping or backpacking:

Walking softly in the wilderness : the Sierra Club guide to backpacking / John Hart

 

 

Backpacker’s start-up : a beginner’s guide to hiking & backpacking / by Doug Werner ; photography by Doug Werner

 

 

And lots and lots more. Have a great trip, wherever you decide to go!

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