Camp Out!: The Ultimate Kids' Guide : from Backyard to the Backwoods

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Workman Publishing, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 376 pages
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Bear bags, wilderness showers, and telling the temperature by counting the cricket chirps...

Whether you're planning an over night in the backyard or a weekend in the wilderness, this book is packed with stuff to know. The basics, from gearing up to choosing a site to building a tarp tent. Tasty outdoor recipes: Solar Oven Pizza, Chow Down Chili and s' more's of course—with 8 variations.

Plus: how to keep a Field Journal, exploring the nighttime sky, creepy campfire stories, and when it's time to go home, leaving no trace. It's everything you need to pick up and head for the hills.

For Ages 7 and up.

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I love this book! It is loaded with practical information, projects, games, skills, recipes, songs, experiments, crafts and more to help kids make the most of all kinds of outdoor ventures. The first ... Read full review

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Gearing Up How to Plan and What to Pack
Home Away from Home Setting Up Camp
Good Grub Fun Food for Hungry Campfolk
Camping Skills Tying Knots Getting Around and Staying Found
Somethings in the Air Watching the Weather
Whats Up? The Night Sky
Backpack Naturalist Experiments and Projects
Crafty Camping Outdoorsy Arts and Crafts
Letting Loose Campout Fun and Games
Who Goes There?
The Singing Campers Book of Silly Songs

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About the author (2007)

Lynn Brunelle, a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for "Bill Nye the Science Guy," is the author of Pop Bottle Science and Camp Out!. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband and two children.

Brian Biggs was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 9, 1968. He attended Parsons School of Design in New York City. He has worked as an art director and graphic designer, animator for interactivity and multimedia projects, teacher, writer, and illustrator. He illustrated the Shredderman series written by Wendelin Van Draanen, the Roscoe Riley Rules series written by Katherine Applegate, and the Brownie and Pearl series written by Cynthia Rylant. He writes and illustrates the Everything Goes series.

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