For every adult who has ever faced the family camping challenge. This book shows you how to prepare yourself and your family for a great outdoor getaway.
Included are tips for selecting tents, cooking, getting the kids to bed, treating common camp injuries, entertaining the gang, building a fire, securing drinkable water, camp lighting, winter fun, keeping warm, staying dry, food storage, checklists, crosswords, quizzes and much, much more.
Table of Contents:
Introduction 1 Food 7 Meal Preparation Tips 9 Alcohol Intoxicants, Smoking and Vaping 11 Coolers and Refrigeration 12 Electrical Refrigeration 15 Camp Stoves 15 Dealing With Dishes 17 Drinking Water 21 Filtering 24 Chemical Treatment 26 Ultra Violet Light 27 Boiling 28 Bed Time 31 Fire Building 35 Washroom Facilities 43 Doing Your Business in the Woods 45 Laundry Facilities 51 Camp Lighting 52 The Family Tent 57 The Dining Shelter 64 Before Your First Trip 68 Camp Furniture 70 Camp Activities 73 Around The Water 77 Situational Awareness 83 Family Camping Checklists 87 Weather 93 Sleeping Bags 101 97 Staying Dry 109 Wet Weather Camping Tips 119 Winter Fun 123 STAYING WARM 129 Camp Medicine 133 Special Notice 136 Poison Ivy 136 Friction Blisters 139 Minor Burns to the Skin 144 Sunburn 146 Frostbite 148 Dehydration 149 Heat Exhaustion 150 Hyperthermia 151 Hypothermia 152 Medical Wrap Up 153 Troublesome Insects 154 Mosquitoes 154 The Deerfly 158 Deer Ticks 159 Bug Wrap Up 162 Precautions Around Wild Animals 163 Bears 164 Coyotes 167 Raccoons 168 Final Thoughts 170 Image Credits 173 More Open-Air Titles From Canadian Outdoor Press 176 Crossword Solutions 177 Quiz Answers 181 About the Author 183
About the Author:
Ed Horner has been hiking, skiing and paddling throughout Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta for nearly 45 years. He's an avid photographer, cyclist, kayaker, and keen outdoor enthusiast. He's the founder of The Friends of Dieppe Park and past member of Toronto's Harbourfront Parks and Open Space Project