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Best Hiking And Camping Books

Explore the great outdoors with this collection of the most recommended hiking and camping books. Compiled from various authoritative sources, these titles cover everything from survival tips to breathtaking trails, ranked by their frequency of recommendation.

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Best Hiking And Camping Books
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S Is for S'mores
A Camping Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press Sports & Hobbies)
Helen Foster James - 2007-05-01
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Explore the great outdoors with this fun A-Z guide to family camping! From packing essentials to finding the perfect spot and enjoying activities, this book covers everything you need to know for a successful trip. Filled with vibrant images, it's the perfect addition to any adventurer's library.
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A Journey from Lost to Found
Cheryl Strayed - 2012-03-20
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A woman who has lost everything decides to walk 1,100 miles of the west coast of America alone. With no experience in long-distance hiking, she sets out to piece together a life that has crumbled in the wake of her mother's death.
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A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Bill Bryson - 2006-12-26 (first published in 1998)
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Embark on a hilariously entertaining journey along the world's longest continuous footpath, The Appalachian Trail. Join Bill Bryson on this gruelling 2,000-mile hike through some of the most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as its poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With Bryson's witty humor and unique perspective, A Walk in the Woods is the perfect adventure for any reader seeking a good laugh and a thrilling outdoors experience.
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A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee
(Read Aloud Books, Series Books for Kids, Books for Early Readers) (Mr. McGee (MCGE))
Chris van Dusen - 2003-05-01
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Join Mr. Magee and his dog, Dee, on a thrilling camping trip that takes an unexpected turn when they encounter a marshmallow-loving bear. This charmingly illustrated book is filled with playful rhyming text and follows the duo as they race down a mountain, river, and teeter on the edge of a waterfall. Perfect for kids aged 3-6, this outdoor adventure teaches a lesson on overcoming obstacles and is a fun read-aloud for families and elementary story time.
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Curious George Goes Camping
Margret Rey - 1999-10-25 (first published in 1990)
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Join the mischievous and beloved Curious George in his camping adventures in this charmingly illustrated book. George tries to be helpful, but ends up causing chaos and meets a forest creature along the way. Full of fun and humor, this book is perfect for young readers who love the great outdoors and all things monkey-related. Visit the website for more Curious George fun!
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Fred and Ted Go Camping
Peter Eastman - 2005-05-24
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Join Fred and Ted, two lovable and comedic dogs, as they go camping in a hilarious adventure of contrasting approaches to preparation and fishing techniques. Written and illustrated by the son of P.D. Eastman, this Beginner Book is a whimsical introduction to opposites that young readers won't want to put down. A perfect choice for children to read all by themselves, with simple words and captivating illustrations.
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(Picture Books, Wordless Books for Kids, Camping Books for Kids, Bedtime Story Books, Children's Activity Books, Children's Nature Books)
Lizi Boyd - 2014-08-12
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Explore the magic of nature at night with Flashlight, a stunning wordless storybook illustrated by Lizi Boyd. Follow the adventures of a child camping in the woods and using their trusty flashlight to explore the darkness, revealing the beauty and wonder that lies within. The book inspires creativity and imagination in young minds, while also appealing to readers of all ages with its calming yet adventurous tone. Perfect for children ages 5-6, Flashlight is a must-read picture book for preschool through first grade.
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Becoming Odyssa
Adventures on the Appalachian Trail
Jennifer Pharr Davis - 2010-11-01
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Hike the 2175-mile Appalachian Trail with one woman as she transitions from an over-confident college grad to a student of the trail. This challenging journey pushes her physically and emotionally, including blisters, heavy packs, torrential rain, and even a blizzard. But the trail also surprises her with unexpected kindness and humor, and teaches her the power of depending on others in times of need.
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When We Go Camping
Margriet Ruurs - 2004-04-20 (first published in 2001)
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Explore the great outdoors with this beautifully illustrated book about one family's camping adventures. From fishing to exploring the woods, readers will discover a variety of activities to do from sun up to sunset. The book also includes fun facts about the wildlife depicted in each painting, making it both instructional and delightful. Preserve your summer memories and get inspired to plan your next camping trip with When We Go Camping.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Llama Llama Loves Camping by Anna Dewdney
Bushcraft 101 by Dave Canterbury
Pete the Cat Goes Camping by James Dean
Toasting Marshmallows by Kristine O'Connell George
Goodnight, Campsite by Loretta Sponsler
Wilderness Navigation by Bob Burns
The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated by Rick Curtis
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt
The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide by Andrew Skurka
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parish
Ultralight Backpackin' Tips by Mike Clelland
Oliver & Hopes Adventure Under the Stars by Meg Cadts
Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart by Carrot Quinn
Mountaineering by The Mountaineers
Brave Little Camper by Carmen Crowe
Camp Out! by Lynn Brunelle
Trail Tested by Justin Lichter
Tracks by Robyn Davidson
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
The Old Ways by Robert MacFarlane
Thirst by Heather Anderson
America's Great Hiking Trails by Karen Berger
Medicine for the Outdoors by Paul S. Auerbach Facep Mfawm Faaem
Camping Day! by Patricia Lakin
Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer
The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd
Survivor Kid by Denise Long
Wanderlust by Gestalten
Wilderness Medicine by William W. Forgey
On Trails by Robert Moor
SAS Survival Handbook by John Wiseman
Ben Montgomery by Ben Montgomery
Biscuit Goes Camping by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
Our Great Big Backyard by Laura Bush
The Hidden Tracks by Gestalten
Ranger Rick Kids' Guide to Camping by Cherie Winner
AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller
50 States, 5,000 Ideas by National Geographic
The Complete Walker IV by Colin Fletcher
How to Survive Your First Trip in the Wild by Paul Magnanti
Don't Feed the Bear by Kathleen Doherty
Camping Catastrophe! by Abby Klein
The Backpacker's Handbook, 4th Edition by Chris Townsend
The Kids Campfire Book by Jane Drake
I Hike by Lawton Grinter
1 2 3 Make a s'more with me by Elizabeth Gauthier
Almost Somewhere by Suzanne Roberts
Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die by Chris Santella
A Philosophy of Walking by Frederic Gros
The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann
She Explores by Gale Straub
Wild by Nature by Sarah Marquis
The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
Journeys North by Barney Scout Mann
The Ultimate Hang by Derek J Hansen
Wanderlust USA by Gestalten
Neon Pilgrim by Lisa Dempster
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Following Atticus by Tom Ryan
Backpack Explorer by Editors of Storey Publishing
The Wild Places by Robert MacFarlane
Two Old Women, 20th Anniversary Edition by Velma Wallis
The Unlikely Thru-Hiker by Derick Lugo
The Practice of the Wild by Gary Snyder
Hiking Through by Paul Stutzman
Mountains of the Mind by Robert MacFarlane
Let's go on a hike! (A family hiking adventure!) by Katrina Liu
Backpacker Long Trails by Backpacker Magazine, Liz Thomas
The Little Book Of Camping by Laurie Friedman, Zack Bush
Walking Man by Robert Wehrman
Bothy Tales by John D Burns
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
The Camping Trip that Changed America by Barb Rosenstock
Oh, Beautiful Camping Site by Steve Herman
A Million Steps by Kurt Koontz
My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir
The Yosemite by John Muir
The Last Hillwalker by John D Burns
The Gentle Art of Tramping by Graham Stephen Graham
AMC's Best Day Hikes in New Jersey by Priscilla Estes
Turtle Island by Gary Snyder
The Man Who Walked Through Time by Colin Fletcher
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Roughing It by Mark Twain
Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
127 Hours by Aron Ralston
The Salt Path by Raynor Winn