A good first-time-out camping guide touches all bases. It lists equipment needed, tells what to expect in the way of camping grounds, gives a state-by-state run-down of facilities with dates open, length of stay permitted, scenic surroundings, activities, and addresses to write. There are recipes for meals, recommendations on how to deal with rain, animals (never keep food in your tent), survival information, car games by age of interest. Backpacking and canoeing are also suggested. A starter.