Weekend trip or extended adventure, traveling by foot, bike, boat, or car, get the basics under your belt with The Camping Bible and enjoy a risk-free excursion, whatever the weather. Covering all aspects of camping for all types of terrain--mountains or plains, forest, desert, or the seashore--this practical companion imparts: how to get started, where to camp, what equipment to bring, what cuisine to cook, how to camp with kids, the best way to navigate and hike, and what to do in common emergency situations. Packed with useful in-the-field advice, tips, clear how-to instructions and diagrams, this is the essential guide for any beginner or more advanced outdoor enthusiast. This book goes into great detail about the different types of camping gear available on the market, the different techniques you can use to maximize your camping experience, and the different hazards that you might face. Knowing how to handle dangerous and nuisance animals, for example, or having instructions of what to do if someone is injured, can making camping safer and more enjoyable.