The complete resource on backcountry camping from a legendary wilderness expert.
In this classic guide, first published in the late 1950s, Rutstrum covers the key elements of a successful camping trip: the proper way to build a raft, chop down a tree, construct a campsite, cook over a campfire, find a way through the woods, and much more. Drawing upon his vast experience in all kinds of weather, Rutstrum provides essential knowledge for every camper, in a lightweight volume perfect for the backpack.
"A clear and comprehensive book by one who obviously is a master of do-it-yourself procedures. . . . This text is designed for both novices and experienced travelers in the true wilderness, although it touches on life in less rigorous reaches." Kirkus
"A rich mine of information on camping, traveling, and surviving in wilderness areas. Primarily a personal reference book, but also a volume that many persons who enjoy outdoor recreation, as well as 'armchair outdoorsmen,' can read from cover to cover. The sections on food, on living in frigid wilderness areas, and on direction finding contain materials not readily found elsewhere. Also included are valuable checklists of equipment and supplies to take on wilderness expeditions." Library Journal
For biographies of Calvin Rutstrum and Leslie Kouba, see left.
Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book Series
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