The Tent Camper's Handbook by Frazier M. Douglass IV

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"Recreational camping in developed state and national park campgrounds is one of the most popular summer recreational activities. Many tent camping trips are fun and problem-free, but a significant number face some type of unexpected problem. In The Tent Camper’s Handbook, author Frazier M. Douglass IV presents a guide to help campers plan and execute dryer, warmer, and more comfortable camping trips.

Drawing from more than forty years of camping experience, Douglass offers methodical pointers to facilitate economical and enjoyable camping outings. The Tent Camper’s Handbook presents hundreds of details to help campers buy the most comfortable tents, sleeping bags, clothing, and camping gear. He offers tips for assembling and packing kitchen gear, tool bags, first-aid kits, bathing kits, and personal grooming kits. This guide also includes dozens of useful suggestions for finding the best camping destinations, making reservations, packing gear into small cars, setting up campsites, setting up kitchen flies, starting campfires, performing camp chores, cooking tasty meals, sleeping well, avoiding injury and discomfort, respecting the environment, and enjoying the experience.

A valuable resource for both novice and veteran campers, The Tent Camper’s Handbook details a fresh approach to basic tent camping that emphasizes comfort and convenience."

About Frazier M. Douglass IV

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Frazier Douglass was born in Birmingham, Alabama, educated at Auburn University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, worked as a clinical psychologist for ten years, & finished his career as a university professor for thirty years. Currently, he is retired and spends most of his time teaching, camping, & writing books about camping. Douglass began camping with his father when he was ten years old & has camped throughout the southeastern, midwestern, & western United States. His favorite camping destinations are Door County, Wisconsin; Michigan's western shoreline; southern Indiana; Rend Lake, Illinois; the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Helen, Georgia; and the Florida Gulf Coast. In 2011, he & his wife began taking two- & three-week-long campground touring trips through Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. Each year, he tries to visit at least ten new campgrounds in the four Lake Michigan states & experience more of the many attractions scattered around the region.
Published July 19, 2012 by iUniverse. 436 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction