THE CAMPER'S BIBLE by William Riviere


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These are the first two titles in this publisher's new Outdoor Bible Series and at this price should find their way into many vacationers planning schedules. For they give basic information about each activity, list and recommend equipment, offer guidance on the correct (and incorrect) ways to do things, and provide appendix material which charts national, state and non-government agencies dealing in further information (in the U. S. and Canada (ass includes Mexico, Puerto Rico and Hawaii)). Besides chapters on the bass family and basic fishing, the first goes into casting and fly rodding and special locations which require extra techniques; where to find the biggest fish and how to get them at night; preparing and cooking them; the use of live bait and lures and which are most successful; guidance on reels, rods, equipment and accessories (with listings of their manufacturers); bass fishing across the nation and in Canada. The second starts off with all varieties of tents, how to choose one to fit your needs -- and pocketbook, continues with choosing a campsite, making a campfire, and the use, and usefulness, of axes, saws and knives in camping. Cooking in camp leads to stoves, lights, lanterns and refrigerators, and is followed by discussion of sleeping gear, packs and packing, clothing and personal necessities. How to use maps and compasses, safety in every area, proper canoeing and weather wisdom wind up this practical companion for both semipermanent and temporary camping. Both will be illustrated. The third in the series, to come in March, is The Upland Game Hunter's Bible by Dan Holland. An obvious market and their early appearance should appeal to those who like to work out schedules well ahead.

Publisher: Doubleday