The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids by Helen Olsson

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. . .basically all you need to know for a successful family camping trip.
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Plan your family camping adventure!

Whether you’re a first-time camper or a veteran backpacker befuddled by the challenges of carting a brood—and all the requisite gear—into the great outdoors, here you’ll find all the tips and tools you need to plan the perfect nature adventure with your family. Humorous and irreverent, yet always authoritative, this guide to camping with kids, from babies through pre-teens, is filled with checklists, smart tips, recipes, games, activities, and art projects.

Helen Olsson, a seasoned camper and mother of three, shares lessons learned over the years of nature outings with her own family. Learn the basics of family camping, from choosing a destination and packing gear to setting up a campsite and keeping little ones safe. Create the perfect camp menu with simple and tasty recipe ideas. Discover foolproof tips and tactics for keeping kids happy and entertained while hiking. Explore nature through clever and creative camp arts and craft projects. This guide is your game plan to unplugging from the digital world and connecting your kids to nature. Whether it’s roasting marshmallows around a crackling campfire or stretching out on a camp mat to gaze at the stars, the memories you’ll be making will last a lifetime.
 

About Helen Olsson

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Helen Olsson is a freelance travel and skiing writer and a regular contributor to the New York Times Travel and Escapes sections, where she writes about family outdoor and adventure travel. Among the camping trips she's chronicled are llama-trekking in Colorado's backcountry and a canoe-and-kayak trip in the Niobrara River Valley of Nebraska-both taken with three children under nine. Visit her at www.maddogmom.com.
 
Published April 17, 2012 by Roost Books. 256 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Joanna Brichetto

This is an author who sweats the details so we don’t have to.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Andrea Klein on Jun 08 2012

Her own family’s mishaps are humorously told, making the book an utterly enjoyable read.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Lee Cart on Feb 29 2012

Numerous checklists in each chapter and an extensive packing list at the back of the book keep parents organized and on track.

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Reviewed by Laure Latham on May 09 2012

. . .basically all you need to know for a successful family camping trip.

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