Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Pendleton Field Guide to Camping: (Outdoors Camping Book, Beginner Wilderness Guide)

The Pendleton Field Guide to Camping is an outdoors guide for all ages from Pendleton Woolen Mills. Due out 31st March 2020 from Chronicle Books, it's 208 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats.

This is a well done, information rich resource with a logical and easy to follow format. A short introduction is followed by an essay on the benefits and attractions of camping and the outdoors as well as a listing of some US national parks, their locations and attractions followed by some suggestions for finding enjoyable non-park camping possibilities. This chapter also includes a number of good online resources for planning camping trips as well as tips on finding camping spots in less traveled areas. The next sections give an overview of types of trips (backpacking, cycle camping, motorcycle/car camping, vans, campers, and 'glamping'). Possibly the most useful information in the book is presented in chapter 5 with detailed lists of equipment and resources which will make most preparation successful and stress-free.

The third section contains suggestions and plans for actually executing the preparation and getting outdoors. There are special sub-chapters on camping with kids and pets (dogs). There are a lot of good tips for camping appropriate gear, snacks, and some general rules.

Camping is a wonderful way to use free time and has numerous physical and mental health benefits. This is a good support and resource book for getting active and getting outdoors.

Four stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

1 comment:

  1. So Thanks for sharing this great book. I am looking for such kind of help for a long time. I love camping
    , I love family camping also. Keep sharing such info.