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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