If you think camping means big mosquitoes, big headaches, and big effort, this book is for you. Camping Made Easy presents a practical, informative approach to carefree camping. After putting to rest the myths concerning the hardships and frustrations of camping, Michael Rutter presents nuts-and-bolts information on every aspect of camping, relating advice garnered from his twenty-plus years of experience. You will learn how to select the right equipment, including tents, stoves, sleeping bags, lanterns, backpacks, and more; plan for a painless camping trip; pack efficiently; select a good campground; set up camp; take fun day hikes and more. With more than 300 photographs and illustrations to help you get started, you will be setting up camp, stoking the campfire, and relaxing before you know it. Whether you are setting up a tent in a local campground or planning a cross-country camping odyssey, this comprehensive guide will answer all your camping questions. (7 1/2 x 9, 304 pages, b&w photos, illustrations)Rutter, Michael is the author of 'Camping Made Easy A Manual for Beginners With Tips for the Experienced', published 0009 under ISBN 9780762707492 and ISBN 0762707496.