While it may look from the outside to be a boring topic portrayed in books, setting up a camping tent and sleeping out in the woods is a fun and exciting adventure to be explored. Over the years there have been a number of stories printed centered around the topic of camping that have made millions of readers want to try it out for themselves.
One of the most endearing children’s books about camping is A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee. This is a fun camping tale of the hero, Mr. Magee and his loyal dog Dee. While they are enjoying a they suddenly find themselves’ plunging down a mountain, landing on the edge of a huge waterfall! This is a great story for read a louds around the camp fire.
A 2013 best seller, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is a great book to read by flashlight while curled up in your sleeping bag. This is the story of a young woman, who after suffering a number of personal losses, decided to hit the Pacific Crest Trail and traverse it all the way to Washington. With nothing but her compass to guide her, the heroine learns a valuable lesson about the strength with all possess inside to overcome hardship and learn to move on in life.
You are also going to find that there are some fantastic books with campground cooking recipes and tips on how to use a camping stove. Look for Camping and Cooking: Everything You Need to Know About Camping and Cooking in One Place. Food always tastes better when it’s cooked at the campground and this book not only gives you some easy recipes to try, it offers advice on how to make sure that everyone is satisfied. The recipes you will find inside are meant for camping, but so delicious that you will want to try them at home.
Another inspiring book based around camping is From a Wooden Canoe: Reflections on Canoeing, Camping, and Classic Equipment. The author, Jerry Dennis, writes amazing prose about the ordinary things one uses while out camping. Whether he is extolling the virtues of having a waterproof camping tent, or how cozy his new sleeping bag is, each short blurb makes you want to roll up your own gear, stick it in your backpacking backpack and head out the nearest campsite.
Part of a series of books, the literary classic Swallowdale takes place around Ransome’s Lake in the North. With the protagonists setting up the camping tents in the hills surround the lake, this 1931 book gives a clear look at the differences between camping with today’s conveniences and the real struggle it was almost a 100 years ago. This is a great read for those who lament over the inconveniences of having to sleep in a sleeping bag.
There is a lot to be learned from reading books that revolve around camping. From how to make the best of a bad situation, to cooking tips and how to overcome life’s obstacles. If you are not already an avid camper, reading these books will make you want to be.