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21. Folded Map-Tucson, Metropolitan
22. The People's Guide to Rv Camping
23. Exploring Washington's Wild Areas:
24. Follow the Trail: A Young Person's
25. Ponds & Lakes of the White
26. Enjoy Iowa's Recreation Trails
27. Backpacking: A Woman's Guide
28. Great Western RV Trips
29. The Complete Book of Boondock
30. Wildwood Wisdom

21. Folded Map-Tucson, Metropolitan - Recreational Map (Rand McNally City Maps)
Map: Pages (1999-06)
list price: US$2.95
Isbn: 0528946684
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Does not cover all of Tucson
The description of this map says that it covers Tucson and the surrounding areas and that is incorrect.It stops before the Catalina Foothills area and the Oro Valley.It also doesn't even completely show the Tucson International Airport.I bought this map because we are moving to Tucson and I wanted to get a feel for where everything is visually. We have GPS so we won't be using it to navigate.The Catalina Foothills school district is the best in Tucson and one of the best in the state and it's not even included on the map.If you look on the map for one of Tucson's most famous resorts - Ventana Canyon- you won't find it either because it stops south of it.You also won't find the Saguaro National Park.If you want a map of downtown Tucson and nothing else, this map is fine. But, if you want the northern or southern suburbs or the resorts in the foothills, don't buy this map. ... Read more

22. The People's Guide to Rv Camping in Mexico
by Carl Franz, Steve Rogers, Lorena Havens
 Paperback: 320 Pages (1989-10)
list price: US$13.95 -- used & new: US$152.03
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Asin: 0912528915
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Needs to be Updated
Well organized, researched, and interesting to read.Keep in mind it was written in the 80s so alot of changes have been made in these areas since. ... Read more

23. Exploring Washington's Wild Areas: A Guide for Hikers, Backpackers, Climbers, X-C Skiers, & Paddlers
by Marge Mueller, Ted Mueller
Paperback: 352 Pages (1994-09)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$3.99
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Asin: 0898863511
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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this book is best all around book for hikkng in washington. It gives you the big picture at the start of each hiking area, and then details of most trails.Cant wait to buy the 2nd edtion.

5-0 out of 5 stars An outstanding reference
I have many trail guides on my bookshelf, but none get referenced more than this one.The descriptions are brief, but you will find many more trails in this book than in any other that I know of.Each chapter begins with an overview of the area, covering geology, history, climate, and plants & wildlife.I use it in conjunction with other guides when planning my trips, but this book is the one I always reference.My only complaint is that despite the title, the book does not cover places that are off the beaten trail.

3-0 out of 5 stars a nice overview guide for hiking in washington
this is a great last minute what do you want to do this weekend guide ifyou live in seattle.covering diverse options from the north cascades tothe olympic coast to mt adams, the choices are many.trail descriptionsare good, a small maps give a quick idea of where the trail goes. references at the beginning of each entry to corresponding USGS topos arevery handy.many pictures of vistas offer enticements to visit the areasdescribed ... Read more

24. Follow the Trail: A Young Person's Guide to the Great Outdoors
by Jessica Loy
Hardcover: 48 Pages (2003-05-01)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$5.82
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Asin: B001QCXAQ2
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Have you ever hung a bear bag? Predicted the weather by examining pinecones and dandelions? Counted a cricket's chirps to calculate the temperature? Whether you're an expert camper or just a beginner, this informative book-with its innovative approach and design-is chock-full of camping ideas that will add spice to your next journey through the woods. Find out how to pick and set up a comfortable campsite. Learn to recognize constellations among the many stars in the summer sky. Uncover new games and campfire recipes that will make the camping experience even more exciting. And that's just for starters. From what to pack to what to look for once you're there, this hands-on primer is the perfect tool for a safe and fun outdoor adventure-so pop it in your backpack and hit the trail! ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Nice for Camping only
This book's title infers it is about nature walks, including pictures of nature trails and plants. Some of the reviews say it can be used for hikes. However, it is about CAMPING -- overnight.

Many of the ideas could be used without camping overnight. But I know it will feel to my children like we are not reading it start to finish, or not using it in the way it was intended.

For instance, it will say "Games... for CAMPING," "Food... when you're CAMPING," "Animals may share your CAMPSITE," "I like to pick up leaves... at our CAMPSITE."

I think the title should say CAMPING.

But if you are going camping, it is very nice :o)

5-0 out of 5 stars great book for kids
Fun to look at and full of great tips on hiking and camping. My kids really enjoy looking at each page because every page offers something new and interesting. Makes a great gift too. ... Read more

25. Ponds & Lakes of the White Mountains: A Four-Season Guide for Hikers and Anglers
by Steven D. Smith
Paperback: 352 Pages (1998-04)
list price: US$21.95
Isbn: 0881504130
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A year-round guide to 68 of the best hikes, walks, and family outings in New Hampshire. The second revised edition of this companion to the ponds and lakes of New Hampshire's White mountains celebrates their rich diversity: You can hike, ski, snowshoe, swim, paddle a canoe, watch birds or moose, or simply linger by a sunny shore. Expanded fishing information tells you where to cast a line for small-mouth bass, perch, native speckled trout, and more. The ponds that Smith describes range from a tree-lined roadside beauty perfect for a spontaneous swim to an isolated mountain tarn reached only after a day of serious hiking or snowshoeing. He weaves into the text anecdotes and quotations culled from old guidebooks and local history. Additional information includes a bibliography and the author's lists of everything from the best ponds for a family hike to the best rocks to sit on.

Each of the 68 descriptions include:* A trail description* Directions to road or trailhead access, with a topographical map* A summary of hiking facts, pond and lake statistics, activities, and fishing opportunities* Descriptions of nearby overlooks that offer bird's-eye views* Notes on visiting in winter ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars hiking opportunities
The book delivers a good reference for hiking options in the White mountains. It also details the best places for view points on each trail. A very thorough book for the subject. The book also gives some history behind the trails as well. I was very pleased with this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ponds and Lakes of the White Mountains:Wayside to Wilderness
Ponds and lakes are some of the gems of back-country hiking.In this book Steven Smith has done an excellent job describing how to get to these aquatic treasures in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Detailed descriptions are given for access and trails. Interesting and useful information is also provided on the lakes and ponds themselves. This includes the elevation, depth, and activities available at the lakes such as fishing, swimming, and birding. Notes on the natural history are intermingled with the text in a way that lets one visualize the tranquility of these aquatic habitats even from afar. Simple trail maps with key geographic features are also provided in many cases. If you hike the White Mountains, and if you enjoy lakes and ponds, this book is a must. ... Read more

26. Enjoy Iowa's Recreation Trails
by Iowa National Heritage Foundation
 Paperback: 84 Pages (1994-06-30)
list price: US$6.95
Isbn: 0813827876
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27. Backpacking: A Woman's Guide
by Adrienne Hall
Paperback: 144 Pages (1998-06-01)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$11.97
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Asin: 0070260273
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A complete introduction to backpacking for women. How can a woman get started in backpacking? What kind of gear does she need? What are the physical requirements? This book answers the questions women have about backpacking. Written in a unique woman-to-woman perspective, this book gives readers the confidence to try a new sport.Amazon.com Review
At long last, a detailed and good-humored backpacking guide byand for women! If you've been relying on standard hiking guides thatassume a man's physique, the lack of a monthly cycle, and a bare-bonesapproach to packing and cooking, you're in for a treat. Having trekkedthe entire length of the Appalachian Trail (2,000-plus miles), Hall isa veritable guru in the areas of pretrip conditioning (step-by-stepinstructions/photos provided), gear essentials, food packing andpreparation, as well as novice conundrums (how, exactly, do you sh-tin the woods?!). In addition to lending her own expertise, she alsoincludes comments, stories, and advice from veteran backpacking womenof all ages. Readers are encouraged to start small, take care of theirfeet, and never wait until they are thirsty or hungry to drink oreat. And leave your deodorant, makeup, and hair products home! Thoughthe author stops short of being an eco-fascist, she is strictly zerotolerance when it comes to high-impact practices such as buryingleftovers and washing with soap. A chapter on backpacking withchildren is chock full of excellent ideas for keeping kids entertainedand healthy. So if you're a woman looking for the lowdown on how to bea well-prepared, properly geared, safety-conscious, and low-impactbackpacker, this is a good place to start. --Martha Silano ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars somewhat disappointed

I was okay with the contents of the book until I got to the section about personal protection. The blunt statement is made that women backpackers should never carry a gun. I disagree with the author on this point.This is a personal choice that thank God, women are able to make for themselves in many areas of the USA. A small revolver is not very heavy, and if a woman is trained and can legally carry a firearm,it is very approriate for many hikes in this day in age.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well written and useful guide
This is an excellent "how to" book which is geared towards the novice backpacker. But it's also fun to peruse even if you're a veteran of the trails. Hall writes well and has a good sense of humor about the topic. The way the book is organized is exceptional: each chapter is fairly brief, and there are small "side bars" with additional information on various subjects, such as hydration, bears, food preparation and tending to your gear. If you have never backpacked previously, this is essential reading. I can't imagine attempting any lengthy trek without knowing the info presented here. While much of it is common sense material, there is an abundance of other topics which don't seem to be addressed in other backpacking guides.

As for the title, it's misleading. Men can get just as much enjoyment from the book as the ladies. There really is not much gender-specific commentary in the book. If you want a funny, yet absorbing, look at backpacking, this is your book.

5-0 out of 5 stars [Excellent book]!!!
I just finished reading this book. I did it in about a week, and I rarely finish a book at all! I either become bored of the author's stile, don't relate to what's being written or don't find the topics or information I was expecting.
This book had all of that and more. Chapters are just the right size to give you a good overview, guides to where you can find further information, wonderful and inspiring quotes and photos that aim the female outdoor enthusiast. I can't wait 'til my next opportunity to go backpacking..!

PS: I also never write reviews, but I as soon as I finished reading this book, I knew I had to write this one...

3-0 out of 5 stars if oyu've ever backpacked before, there's nothing new here
OK for people looking for a brief introduction - but not more than an overview. It left me wanting more information and turning to other books.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!A must for women who want to backpack!
I bought this book before my first backpacking trip, and it was extremely usefull.It covered every topic from getting fit before you leave to gear selection and first aid.A super usefull "what to bring" checklist, to make sure you don't forget anything before you leave, is included at the end of the book, as well as an excellent resource directory.I love the emphasis on specifics for women, as well as the quotes all through the book.Although I think it is true that no book can cover all there is to know about the subject, overall, the book is awsome and a must for beginners.It offers tips that I haven't seen in any other book, so it could be usefull to experienced hikers as well. ... Read more

28. Great Western RV Trips
by Jan Bannan
 Kindle Edition: 176 Pages (1998-12-28)
list price: US$16.95
Asin: B001PGW98Y
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Every year, the 9 million RV owners in the U.S. look for new and exciting vacation destinations. RV owners who aren't content staying put will be inspired by journeys, such as: Southeastern California's enigmatic deserts; Spectacular mountains on the Lewis and Clark route and a dozen more. Detailed trip maps, and insider's tips completeinformation on campgrounds. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars 16 Great Western Vacations would be a better title.
To date I have used only a couple of the "trips" outlined by the author.Her data is definitely shy of specific rv information...just the skimpy basics.However, the "travelogue" sections are quite good on their own merits. Exclusive of the rv, we found much of her other information quite helpful and interesting. I hope the author revises the book and adds a healthy dose of really meaningful rv info.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not RV Related
The title of this book is deceptive.The author's major RV experience was in driving an 18' motorhome and she definately feels that anything larger is more like staying at home than camping.If you are interested in RV related material, this book is not for you.If you want a so so travelogue with minimal information about where to park your RV, you might like the book.The author obviously has no experience in using RVs in urban environments--something than most owners of large RVs do on a routine basis.I think the title is highly misleading. ... Read more

29. The Complete Book of Boondock RVing
by Bill Moeller
Kindle Edition: 176 Pages (2007-10-12)
list price: US$16.95
Asin: B001AEF8VQ
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Here's Your Guide to Camping Off the Beaten Path Ever feel frustrated by crowdedRV parks? Yearn to camp out in the wild beside a babbling mountain brook orbefore a remote panoramic vista? Bill and Jan Moeller have been doing just thatfor more than thirty years, and The Complete Book of Boondock RVing is theircomplete guide to camping without hookups (aka "dry camping"). Whether you'replanning to spend an occasional overnight in a parking lot or an extended stayin the wilderness, you'll learn how to equip your rig for boondocking, findgreat campsites, manage and conserve electricity and water, and camp in completeRV comfort and convenience. Increase your independence by learning how tocamp "off the grid" Save money by finding cheap or free campsitesanywhere even in large cities Ensure your comfort, convenience, and safetywhen camping in the boonies Learn how to conserve and manage electricity,water, and waste, and to establish reliable communications Enjoy the quiet,solitude, and beauty of nature by getting away from crowded RV campgrounds. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (9)

3-0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Helpful
This book is somewhat helpful yet it is to the point of being to technical on the
electric system and the batteries not what most people are looking for.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent & informative
People giving this a 1star rating need to get a clue!....book does cover things with a common sense point of view, but still very informative and well written.

3-0 out of 5 stars Would be great for serious boondockers
Our intent is to boondock a couple days a week.I think this book is much more helpful for those who are really serious about long term boondocking.A lot of the information provided is on how to best supply your electricity needs.This didn't apply to us as we wouldn't boondock longer than our house battery would last.

If you want to boondock and watch TV/use your computer etc then you might find this information helpful.

The book does provide some places where a person can boondock.I wish it contained more information on BLM land and other details on places a person can boondock.

Overall we didn't feel like this book provided much useable information.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not much new stuff.
Book is OK, but if you have read other RV books you probably have read the material in this book before.If you are new to RVing, it is a well written book and you will probably learn from it.

4-0 out of 5 stars "OK"
I bought this book to learn more about how to boondock.Most of the suggestions were things I already knew.More than half of the book is devoted to the electrical system -- batteries, solar panels, inverters, wind generators, etc.(The author must have a strong interest in this subject.)If you are interested in this subject and are a newcommer, the book will be helpful.My own experience has been that even though I have solar panels at my home, when camping, you usually want to park in the shade under trees.While driving, your alternator does the charging.Also, as another reviewer mentioned, the list of boondocking locations was very minimal.
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30. Wildwood Wisdom
by Ellsworth Jaeger
Paperback: 520 Pages (1999-12-20)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$13.75
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Asin: B002DYJKKM
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This historical guide, originally written in 1945, includes information on making fires, canoeing, using axes and knives, and crafting shelters from hand-gathered materials. Readers also learn about clothing, gear, and useful plants. This book also is an account of life in the 1800s, when survival in the wild depended on one's skill and ingenuity. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (22)

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy this before any other title on the subject!
This book was first published in 1945 and I would say, was the forerunner for a lot of other books on this subject. Loads of info for outdoors folk with some fun illustrations.

4-0 out of 5 stars Wisdom?
The book is entertaining reading but I would have liked photos and better detailed instructional drawings. The drawings were hand drawn but not very well. I believe it would be hard to identify a plant or flower from the simple and amateur drawings in the book. Overall, it has a lot of information but if you are looking for a book to aid you in the wilds or while camping, then this is not the best book for that. I would have liked it to be divided into sections that were easier to locate information and go back to refer to it. I think the author did his best but if he had photographs and better illustrations, the information presented in a better format, he would have a very valuable book.

5-0 out of 5 stars review
This is a fun book to read, very well illustrated. A reprint of a much older book. A book of lost skills.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Traditional Outdoor Book
This book is wonderful.It was suggested as "important reading" from a Boy Scout Leader that taught us how to start fire with only natural materials.This guys KNOWS HIS STUFF!I carry this book in my day hiking/camping bag.It has traditional survival techniques in it.Great book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Unique Woodlore Book!
I agree and can relate with all 17 reviews up until the date I wrote this one, especially Richard B. Taber. This book contains some information you will not find anywhere else. I have read numerous outdoor books and there are certainly some things I have seen in other books but there are other unique tidbits, found nowhere else, that are simple yet useful knowledge for any outdoors person. The digrams are simple schetches revealing just enough information to be considered directions when combined with the text. Most if not all of the information is still useful today and will give a glimpse of the Native American past as it used to be before we had all of our high tech equipment. You can get a good idea of the information it contains by looking at the table of contents with the "look inside" feature on amazon. I highly recommend this book to boy & girlscouts, campers, hikers, survivalists, other outdoor enthusiasts and people just interested in the "Wildwood Wisdom" of North American Indians...it is worth every penny. ... Read more


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