Basic Tent Camping

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iUniverse, Oct 14, 2015 - Sports & Recreation - 426 pages

Many non-campers hold irrational fears that tent camping is an uncomfortable and even dangerous activity. But author Frazier Douglass knows from experience that living in a public campground several days or weeks can be a very safe and comfortable experience.

In Basic Tent Camping, Douglass offers a host of information about this popular recreational activity. Major topics include:

detailed information about tents, sleeping bags, ropes, hatchets, lights, ice chests, kitchen gear, and other items;
compressible, fast-drying garments that can be worn separately in hot weather and layered to provide warmth in cool weather;
how to perform variety of camping tasks such as setting up kitchen tarps that provide shade and storm protection, hanging hammocks, and battening down before bedtime;
dozens of simple, but delicious meal suggestions that can be easily prepared on a campfire or small camp stove;
how to plan basic tent camping trips to popular state and federal campgrounds during the peak summer camping season;
information about the history of tent camping and current ethical guidelines;
misconceptions and controversies related to basic tent camping; and
how to care for each piece of camping equipment to extend its lifetime.

A valuable resource for both novice and veteran campers, Basic Tent Camping details a fresh approach to basic tent camping that emphasizes comfort and convenience.


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About the author (2015)

Frazier M. Douglass IV earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Auburn University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was a psychology professor at Athens State University in North Alabama for twenty-five years and has been an avid tent camper for fifty years.

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