Not for Mr. Frisbie the super special, three-speed, aluminum tent vacation in Good Housekeeping Approved camp sites with flush toilets and electrical outlets for the handy portable TV. No, Mr. Frisbie is an exponent of the ""miniature adventure"" which lies somewhere off the overcrowded path, takes just a day or two (or even an afternoon) and means roughing it with common sense and comparable equipment. Which the author itemizes as he discusses hiking, bicycling, canoeing, pack trips, mountain climbing and sea-shelling by the seashore. And illustrates with his own glorious small adventures which include ""an ocean crossing between lunch and the cocktail hour."" With just enough detail to pique interest, advice on supplementary reading matter and a lot of easy humor--""Once the tent is up or the trailer parked, you'll want a fire. Not that you'll necessarily cook with it but a fire is traditional""--this makes a nice backwoodsman companion.