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Best Camping Books You Must Read

There are countless Camping courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Camping Journal & RV Travel Logbook, Red Vintage Camper Adventure: Road Trip Planner, Caravan Travel Journal, Glamping Diary, Camping Memory Keepsake … for Campers & RV Retirement Gifts Series) (2018)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadCampfire Dreams & Starry Skies – Life is an Adventure and you’ll want to Remember Every Moment! – – – – – – – – – – – -Can you close your eyes, smell the campfire and taste those s’mores?Is the open road calling to you for just one more trip?Are you a natural-born explorer, who can’t wait to get into the great outdoors and discover all the wonders of nature?Is the family summer vacation your favorite time of the year?Are you worried that you won’t remember the best parts of your trip? That all those precious moments will be forgotten?Don’t rely on memory alone – record and cherish those experiences!This Camping Journal…
Author(s): Enchanted Willow

2. Try Not to Laugh Challenge Camping Joke Book: for Kids! Jokes, Riddles, Silly Puns, Funny Knock Knocks, LOL Outdoor Theme Activity for Camping Trips, … Campfire Jokes for Family & Friends! (2019)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadHilarious Camp Joke Book for Kids!! Hike right into the Wilderness with these LOL Camper-Approved Jokes that the Whole Family will Enjoy! Funny Outdoor Jokes, Silly Nature Riddles & Punny Knock-knocks about Camping, Hiking, Backpacking, Bigfoot, Bugs, Wildlife, & Glamping! Play the Popular Try Not to Laugh Challenge Joke Game! A Really Fun Interactive Game for Kids, Teens & Adults! OR Read Jokes to Each Other While you Travel or Read This Book for Lots of Campfire Chuckles! Great Activity for Summertime, Summer Camp & Camping Trips! Put this Joke Book on…
Author(s): Howling Moon Books, C. S. Adams

3. Eastern Sierra and Death Valley Camping With Privacy: Your Guide To The Most Private Campsites Near Mammoth Lakes, Tuolumne Meadows, Death Valley, and Beyond (2015)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadDo you like privacy when you’re camping? Do you hate camping a few feet away from people who talk loud into quiet hours? Or maybe you don’t want a neighbor’s light blocking your view of the stars at night. On recreation.gov, it’s impossible to know for sure exactly which campsites have the most privacy or are farthest away from the neighbors. Some campsites look like they’re too close together, but they have a hill, rock formation, or lots of vegetation in between and have plenty of privacy. Other sites look like they’re far apart, but they’re in an open meadow in clear view of the…
Author(s): Kimberly Wilkes, Patrick Wilkes

4. Camping & Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book (2011)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadThis book helps you acquire and sharpen skills required to safely enjoy the outdoors. You will find details on how to hike/travel, in the summer and winter, “make a camp”, choose suitable equipment, and understand your environment. You will learn how to search for food and water, find shelter, “read” the weather, and how to take care of yourself if you are injured (First Aid). Interesting topics as PANNING FOR GOLD, tracking, camouflage, dangerous wild animals, birds, fish, edible plants, poisonous mushrooms, and basic…
Author(s): Paul Tawrell

5. RV Camping in Corps of Engineers Parks: Guide to over 600 Corps-managed campgrounds on nearly 200 lakes around the country (2015)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadYour complete guide to all RV-friendly camping areas operated by the Corps of Engineers. This guide is perfect for RV travelers because all the hike-in, boat-in and tent only camping areas are not included, making it very easy to locate campgrounds that can accommodate RVs. Of all the public lands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has some of the best parks and campgrounds available. In fact, they are the largest federal provider of outdoor recreation in the nation. Detailed campground information includes: If you enjoy camping in Corps of Engineers campgrounds, this book is for you….
Author(s): Roundabout Publications

6. RV Camping in Corps of Engineers Parks: Guide to 644 Campgrounds at 210 Lakes in 34 States (2019)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadCompletely revised and updated for 2019, this is the best guide to all RV-friendly camping areas operated by the Corps of Engineers. It’s perfect for RV travelers because all of the hike-in, boat-in and tent only camping areas are not included, making it very easy to locate campgrounds that can accommodate RVs.Of all the public lands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has some of the best parks and campgrounds available. In fact, they are the largest federal provider of outdoor recreation in the nation.Detailed campground information includes: If you…
Author(s): Roundabout Publications

7. Moon California Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 1,400 Tent and RV Campgrounds (Travel Guide) (2019)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadNarrowing your search? Try Moon Northern California Camping. Hitting the road? Check out Moon California Road Trip. The Redwood Empire, Shasta and Trinity, Lassen and Modoc, Mendocino and Wine Country, Sacramento and Gold Country, Tahoe and the Northern Sierra, the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey and Big Sur, the San Joaquin Valley, Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego (and their surrounding areas), and the California deserts, including Death Valley and Palm Desert…
Author(s): Tom Stienstra

8. Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival: Backpacking. Ropes and Knots. Boating. Animal Tracking. Fire Building. Navigation. Pathfinding. … Campfire Recipes. Rescue. Wilderness (2016)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadThe ultimate do-it-yourself guide for camping and wilderness survival. From the author of the award-winning Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia, this volume is the most complete camping instruction book published. This monumental full-color guide to the outdoors features more than 600 photographs, diagrams, and illustrations, clearly explaining and illustrating the most successful techniques for any camping or backcountry survival scenario. Sure to be an indispensable resource, it offers in-depth coverage of tents, bedding and sleeping bags, boots and…
Author(s): Vin T. Sparano

9. RV Camping in State Parks, 6th Edition (2017)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadMillions of Americans enjoy camping in state parks every year. This book is designed to make finding RV-friendly state parks easier. Included is information on nearly 1,750 state parks, forests, and recreation areas in 49 states that offer accommodations for RVers. RV Camping in State Parks includes:…
Author(s): D. J. Davin

10. Llama Llama Loves Camping (2018)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadLook out, world–Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney’s best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. In this episode-based 8×8, Llama Llama goes camping for the very first time and learns a valuable lesson: what seems scary can actually be super-duper FUN! Your little llamas will love relating to their favorite picture book character as he faces new and challenging situations….
Author(s): Anna Dewdney

11. Camping Washington: The Best Public Campgrounds for Tents & Rv’s (2017)

Best Camping Books You Must Read•More than 600 campgrounds•Now includes private campgrounds in areas where public facilities are lacking•New photographs throughout and greater detail on individual campsites.This popular guidebook reviews and rates each campground so you’ll know exactly what to expect, including useful details on campsite surfaces, degree of privacy, best and worst sites in a given campground, and nearby hikes, fishing spots, and other attractions….
Author(s): Ron Judd

12. Traveler’s Guide to Camping Mexico’s Baja: Explore Baja and Puerto Peñasco with Your RV or Tent (Traveler’s Guide series) (2017)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadOffering invaluable sightseeing tips, advice on fun activities, and detailed descriptions of campgrounds, this grand tour of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula provides both RV and tent campers with the best resources for planning a vacation chock-full of beachcombing, back-roads exploring, golf, fishing, whale watching, and water sports. The tour centers around a two-lane ribbon of asphalt winding southward to Cabo San Lucas, from the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Cortez and back again—and includes important information on border crossings, document requirements, vehicle preparation, and road conditions. In addition to describing the…
Author(s): Mike Church, Terri Church

13. Curious George Goes Camping (1999)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadCurious George Goes Camping is an entertaining story of the Great Outdoors based on H. A. and Margret Rey’s popular primate and painted in the original watercolor and charcoal style. George tries to be helpful, but he of course just ends up upsetting a nearby camper. As he’s hiding in the woods, he meets a forest creature who catapults the mischievous monkey into a chain of even more outrageous events! For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all the latest on Curious George books, promotions, games, activities, and…
Author(s): Margret Rey, H. A. Rey

14. Camping With the Corps of Engineers: The Complete Guide to Campgrounds Built and Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Wright Guides) (2015)

Best Camping Books You Must ReadGuidebook of all campgrounds built and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Especially valuable for RV travelers who are boaters and fishermen because all campsites are located on or near lakes or streams managed or impounded by the Army Corps of Engineers. Individual listings contain complete details about camping facilities, amenities, recreational activities available and directions to each campground….
Author(s): Don Wright

Best Camping Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some camping books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater Rafting and River Camping

Author(s): Molly Absolon
Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2018, Size: 90 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2225364

The Nature Lover’s Quotation Book: An Inspired Collection for Hiking, Camping and the Great Outdoors

Author(s): Hatherleigh
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2418940

Moon California Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 1,400 Tent and RV Campgrounds

Author(s): Tom Stienstra
Publisher: Moon Travel, Year: 2017, Size: 18 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2213761

Camping Washington: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and RV Campgrounds

Author(s): Steve Giordano, Lynn Rosen
Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2017, Size: 23 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2221538

Ultralight Winter Travel: The Ultimate Guide to Lightweight Winter Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

Author(s): Justin Lichter, Shawn Forry
Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2017, Size: 26 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2229493

Camping and Woodcraft A Handbook for Vacation Campers and Travelers in the Wilderness

Author(s): Horace Kepharts
Publisher: Skyhorse, Year: 2017, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2330510

Camping Disney: The Fort Wilderness Field Guide

Author(s): Bashor, Amy
Publisher: Theme Park Press, Year: 2016, Size: 403 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2070852

Fifty Places to Camp Before You Die: Camping Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations

Author(s): Chris Santella, Mike Harrelson (foreword)
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Year: 2016, Size: 17 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2332120

User Innovators in the Silver Market: An Empirical Study among Camping Tourists

Author(s): Konstantin Wellner
Publisher: Gabler Verlag, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1335324

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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