Ranger Rick Kids’ Guide to Camping: All you need to know about having fun in the outdoors (Ranger Rick Kids’ Guides)

Do you want to hand your kid a book on camping? This is a good one. Written for the complete novice, it explains the different kinds of camping from tents to RV’s and your backyard to a National Forest. We used to camp a lot- like we’d go out for a month at a time, so I feel pretty qualified to review this one. There are chapters on buying equipment, packing, the camp kitchen and even a few suggested recipes based on what kind of camping trip you are on.

I thought the episode on National Parks was especially good. Most non-campers believe that all camping happens in forests which are simply not accurate. We camped at Bahia Honda National Park in the Florida Keys where you are pretty much either in a swamp or the beach. The US has set aside vast swatches of land for public use, and all have unique, amazing scenery.

 We were tent campers and then pop up trailer campers who still acted like tent campers as in we gutted the trailer and took the kitchen out of it to make more room for sleeping. We had an elaborate outside cooking setup that was fantastic even in the rain.

My DRC did not include the free compass which is unfortunate, and the Kindle formatting was somewhat messed up so I’d get a sample first if you are going that route. I’d get the hardcover just for the compass.

I read a DRC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Ranger Rick Kids’ Guide to Camping: All you need to know about having fun in the outdoors (Ranger Rick Kids’ Guides)

Hardcover – July 10, 2017