Put away those bulky books and monster manuals! For a generation, the Basic Essentials(R) series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials(R) books tell you what you need to know. Discover how to build a fire, even in wet weather select and use your camping gear cook quick and tasty meals in the outdoors rig a campsite tent with the four basic knots and hitches use a map and compass to master the fundamentals of backcountry navigationJacobson, Cliff is the author of 'AFalconGuide Basic Essentials Camping ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780762738083 and ISBN 0762738081.