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Adventure Under the Stars: Guides for National Camping Month 2024

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Adventure Under the Stars: Guides for National Camping Month 2024

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Camping is one of America’s favorite outdoor activities and National Camping Month is observed in June every year. Be it with friends, family, or even by yourself, camping is the perfect way to reconnect with nature and yourself. Improve health, digital detox, develop life skills–these are some other reasons people choose to go camping.

Here are some guides available to borrow with your Livingston Library card to give you both tent and RV camping ideas–locations, activities, food prep, and more–to help you get ready for some exciting outdoor adventures.

Camping Washington : A Comprehensive Guide to the State’s Best Campgrounds by Steve Giordana

This fully updated and revised guide to more than 300 public campgrounds in the state of Washington is perfect for tent and RV campers alike. Within each of the campground listings is vital information on location, road conditions, fees, reservations, available facilities, and recreational activities. The listings are organized by geographic area, and thorough site maps help simplify the search for the perfect campground.

Camping’s Top Secrets : A Lexicon of Modern Bushcraft by Cliff Jacobson

Seasoned camping veteran Jacobson shares insider tips and shortcuts to comfort and security in the bush.

Complete Guide to Winter Camping by Kevin Callan

A comprehensive guide on how to stay safe and have fun while camping in winter, including information on “hot tenting” and “cold tenting.”

Cook it Wild : Sensational Prep-Ahead Meals for Camping, Cabins, and the Great Outdoors by Chris Nuttall-Smith

Say goodbye to ho-hum canned beans and freeze-dried backpacking meals. With prep-ahead recipes and field-tested advice, flavor-packed dishes like herby lemon chicken, vegan dan dan noodles and even fire-baked pecan sticky buns become deliciously doable and fuss-free. Each recipe is divided into “at home” and “at camp” sections, so most of the cooking is done before your trip. Just like that, you’ll be feasting on showstopping sweet-tangy lemon ribs, sublime vegetarian pastas, or sizzling cumin lamb kebabs paired with puff-and-serve chapati. Plus, with fun and savvy camp kitchen advice, you’ll learn everything you need to become a master outdoors cook, including which cheeses travel best, how to chill drinks when you don’t have ice, how to pick (and use) a backpacking stove, and how to make great coffee in the wild!

The Falcon Guide to Van Life : Every Essential for Nomadic Adventures by Ben Dawson

This essential guidebook for anyone looking to hit the road, from the weekend warriors to the full-time nomads, combines practical information, inspirational photography, and engaging stories of travel and adventure.

50 States, 500 Campgrounds : Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do by Joseph R. Yogerst

This beautifully illustrated guide from National Geographic reveals 500 of the best tent, cabin, glamping, and RV campgrounds-including opening dates, booking information, activity recommendations, and more-in all 50 states and Canada.

Good Sam Campground & Coupon Guide 2022

Includes 12,295 campgrounds, RV parks, and services, including 2,000 Good Sam parks, and over 450 coastal resorts & good neighbor parks.

The Pendleton Field Guide to Campfire Cooking

Discover expert tips on how to prep ingredients ahead of time, easily transport supplies, and cook over an open fire or camping stove.

RV Vacations : 40 National Parks, Iconic Attractions, and Fun Family Destinations by Stephanie Puglisi

In this newly updated guide you’ll discover-40 RV adventures for couples, families, and retirees.  Terrific trips to national parks, iconic attractions, and fun family destinations. Expert recommendations for 120 campgrounds, from rustic to resort.  Delicious local dining options highlighting the best each area has to offer.

Tent Life : An Inspirational Guide to Camping and Outdoor Living by Sebastian Antonio Santabarbara

An inspirational guide to camping for outdoor lovers and eco-conscious travelers. Tent Life profiles 40 people who have made camping a part of their life and provides advice so that you can do the same.

Under the Stars. Europe : The Best Campsites, Cabins, Glamping and Wild Camping in 22 Countries

Lonely Planet’s experts have scoured the continent to recommend the best campsites, wild camping spots, huts, cabins and refuges in regions across 20 countries, providing practical advice about how to plan your trip, when to go, how to get there, and what to take. In each country profile we provide an introduction to the destination and an overview of rules and regulations around camping, accompanied by a curated list of our favorite regions with reviews of the best campsites, cabins, huts and wild camping locations.

Under the Stars USA

From wild camping to curling up in a cabin, discover 200 amazing places to sleep under the stars in the USA.  Discover everything you need to know with essential information including location details, the number of camping pitches, availability of cabins, and electricity and water facilities. After a night under the stars, make the most of your day with comprehensive coverage of the best outdoor activities to experience in the vicinity, from hiking and biking to climbing, canoeing and wildlife watching.

USA RV Adventures : 25 Epic Routes by Bonnie SinclairE

Expert advice  from seasoned RV-ers Bonnie and Grant Sinclair.  Comprehensive planning resources:  Easy-to-use maps that highlight where you can (and can’t) drive an RV, nearby grocery stores for each campground, plus tips for health and safety on the road, navigating weather conditions, RV-ing with pets, and minimizing your environmental impact along the way. RV basics and essential tips  like how to pack, how to pick campgrounds, types of RVs, renting an RV, and more.

Where Should We Camp Next? Budget Camping : A 50-State Guide to Budget-Friendly Campgrounds and Free and Low-Cost Outdoor Activities by Stephanie Puglisi

Your guide to planning an amazing, budget-conscious family vacation, featuring 200+ of the best and most interesting campgrounds and outdoor accommodations across the US, along with recommendations for cheap and free activities, restaurants, and more.

Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

 

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