This book shows you how to get the most from camping - everything from planning your trip to setting up camp and cooking outdoors, with over 350 step-by-step photographs. It covers all you need to know about equipment, clothing, camp layout, erecting tents, safety and hygiene, making fires, knots and striking camp. It offers expert advice to ensure enjoyable and safe trips for explorers of all ages and levels of experience. It features step-by-step photographic sequences to show key techniques in foolproof detail. More and more people are taking part in active pursuits such as walking, orienteering and camping as ways of reducing the stresses of everyday working life. This fully illustrated guide covers the key skills needed for a successful trip. It includes guidelines on buying the right equipment, packing a first aid kit, putting up tents, and using ropes and tools. A section on nutrition and food shows how to eat and drink on the move, how to safely store food, and how to light and cook on an open fire. This book is the perfect companion for campers of all levels of experience, to aid safety, enhance enjoyment, and improve confidence in every aspect of outdoor living.
Peter G. Drake has led or been a member of 36 expeditions, visiting 55 countries in five continents. He has been a member of the British Mountaineering Council Training Committee, Chairman of the Expedition Advisory Centre at the Royal Geographical Society, and Chairman of the Expedition and Training Committee of the Young Explorers Trust.