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Let's Get Primitive: The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping Paperback – April 1, 2007

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From the Publisher

* A practical, stylish, and irreverent guide to camping that features got-to-have-it gear, awe-inspiring campfire recipes, the best places to pitch a tent, and how-to tips galore.
* Includes informative illustrations, practical and crafty sidebars, and real-life camping anecdotes.
* Illustrated tips explain how to tie knots, build a lean-to, set up a campsite, reward the troop with merit badges, and make an impromptu day pack from a pair of jeans.
* Chapters include "Leaving Kittenish Behind for Wildcat," "Squirreling Away the Nuts (and Bolts)," "Make Like a Snail," and "Impressing the Owls."

About the Author

Heather Menicucci is a writer, filmmaker, and unabashed dabbler with an impressive sticker collection. She has produced award-winning short films, reported on National Park Service meetings, contributed to BUST magazine, and filmed epic sweet-sixteen galas. Although she dreams of someday permanently pitching her tent in Costa Rica, she currently makes camp in New York and Pennsylvania. Next up on her backcountry agenda: learn to fish.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; F First Edition edition (April 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580087884
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580087889
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #641,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Perfect guide for a city girl who wants to try to brave the great outdoors. Don't be fooled by its cute design, its not only great looking it is full of real information and tips to get you ready and through your trip. Hip and smart, just like the girls it is written for!
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A book that makes camping sound like an adventure for

even the most citified folks. A hip writing style and great

details about how to protect your food from bears,

and the value of duct tape keeps you reading and wanting more.

Some descriptive passages make you laugh out loud.
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i picked up this book and had trouble putting it down. it is hysterical, informative, inspirational & just a simple great read. reading this book makes me want to run out & buy a tent right now - and buy a bunch of copies for my friends to convince them to join me for a primitive adventure.

it's nice to know that girls can still be girls out in the woods (i can bring my kiehl's lip balm!) and that camping can involve good wine, good cheese, good friends, and some pretty great memories.
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I finished reading this book while on a weekend camping trip with my husband. We camp quite a bit but I am always looking for ways to improve my skills. This book is low on skill improvement but high on motivation. It has a "you-can-do-this," girlfriend-to-girlfriend, POV, just the nudge needed by someone who may be curious but hesitant about getting into the great outdoors.
The information given on basics, such as getting a tent, a sleeping bag, and food planning, seem reasonable for someone just starting out. There are many good, insightful ideas for planning one's first camping trip and, with technical details left out, planning a trip seems much less daunting than it often does with other camping guides. I also found her lists of items to pack very complete and intelligent (and if you want to bring face powder along, well, hey, why the heck not?).
I did spend several unsettling chapters trying to figure out what exactly the GLOK was that the author kept referring to - it stands for the Glorious Ladies Of Kentucky, the women with whom she shared her adult camping experiences, and is on the note on page 10.
My husband and I appreciated her kind remarks about Boy Scouts. I liked her idea of taking a "Book of Questions"-style book camping for conversation starters.
We still chuckle over the idea of packing a favorite SKIRT to go camping! LOL!! I guess that's the only reason I didn't go all the way with five stars. On the other hand, camping, hiking and backpacking are three different things and, if the idea is to get a newbie out into nature, and that newbie wants to wear a skirt at camp, who am I to say no?
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I had hoped that even though the book's title suggests this is for a city girl, that anyone would be able to glean information from the book for a better camping experience. I was wrong. There is so much that is city specific that I soon found the book annoying and tiresome. There are useful sources in the book, but not useful enough to have me slogging through the snobbery laced writing to get to it.

That said, I gave it to a friend of mine who lives in a city and she loved it. Therefore, it might be one of those things where if you live in a city this is a great book, but otherwise it is a waste of time.
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I watched the videos by the author which motivated me to purchase two of these books for my granddaughters. Written in clear, everyday language with appropriate illustrations. The author has a common sense gift.
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Things I love about this book:

The author makes camping seem fun and easy - which it is!

You don't feel like a loser for not spending a bazillion dollars on camping equipment. It's okay to go camping "ghetto-style" - or in my case "non-profit style"!

The author has some really fun ideas in here - like awarding badges after a camping trip.

If you take everything in this book to heart, you will be equipped for your very first (or maybe your very first SUCCESSFUL) camping trip.

You don't have to be a newbie camper or a city girl to find something useful about this book. I'm an experienced camper who hates city-life, but this is one of my favorite gifts from last year.

If this book does nothing else for you, it will make you laugh!
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I enjoyed this book a lot. I bought it because I was planning a camping trip and it was a lot of help. I used almost all the food recipes which I found delish, especially the chili lime roasted corn on the cob! Yum! The only thing I can say that was slightly negative is that Ms. Menicucci's examples and tips are for people who backpack camp. Hiking into the wilderness and setting up camp where ever. I'm more of the drive up to my campsite and pitch my tent at a camp site with a number kind of person. So some of her tips and advice were not really relevant to my excursion.

However, for those girls (and guys!) who are really in to roughing it, this book offers loads of helpful ideas and great EASY recipes and fun ways to pass the time.
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