For the neophyte -- or even the semi-experienced camper, this readable, practical handbook leaves little to be desired. Through their own experiences, the authors have worked out efficient methods for all phases of camping, with the aim of getting the most done with the least work, thereby leaving time to enjoy the trip. The only hard and fast rule is planning. The dire results of what can happen if route, site, equipment and provisions are not carefully worked out, may be amusing reading, but in experience not so funny. Preparedness for the unexpected is stressed, with detailed discussion as to possibilities and remedies for rain, wildlife, accidents, getting lost. Humorous and helpful. Plus sale for boys.