As campgrounds begin to re-open for the summer, perhaps you have a camping trip as part of your summer plans. Or maybe you’re happy just camping in your own living room. Either way, OWWL2Go offers books that give you the low-down on how to camp, why to camp, and where to camp. Here are a few of the titles available.
Learn the basics of family camping from longtime outdoorswoman Goldie Silverman and the legion of experienced kid and parent campers that lent their voices to this authoritative, yet fun and whimsical book. Novice and experienced campers alike will find the tips in Camping with Kids invaluable. Whether car, tent, or RV-camping, you will find everything you need to know from preparing your family for a camping trip, to setting up camp, to what to do if things should go awry. It also tells you how to step beyond car camping into backpacking, canoe touring, and other extended adventures.
The Best in Tent Camping: New York State (wait time: 2 weeks)
From the Adirondack Mountains to the Catskills, from the St. Lawrence River to the Hudson, wilderness in New York State abounds for tent campers. Here are the 50 most peaceful and scenic campgrounds by lakes, on islands, near beaches, along rivers, and deep in the woods. Most are accessible by car, with a handful of boat-only and hike-in sites for the more adventurous. Each site description includes hiking trails, local attractions, tidbits, and wildlife information, as well as star ratings and maps for easy planning.
Primitive Technology: A Survivalist’s Guide to Building Tools, Shelters, and More in the Wild
From the craftsman behind the popular YouTube channel Primitive Technology comes a practical guide to building huts and tools using only natural materials from the wild.
John Plant, the man behind the channel, Primitive Technology, is a bonafide YouTube star. With over 8 million subscribers and an average of 5 million views per video, John’s channel is beloved by a wide-ranging fan base, from campers and preppers to hipster woodworkers and craftsmen. Now for the first time, fans will get a detailed, behind-the-scenes look into John’s process. Featuring 50 projects with step-by-step instructions on how to make tools, weapons, shelters, pottery, clothing, and more, Primitive Technology will be the ultimate guide to the craft. Each project will be accompanied by illustrations as well as mini-sidebars with the history behind each item, plus helpful tips for building, material sourcing, and so forth. Whether you’re a wilderness aficionado or just eager to spend more time outdoors, Primitive Technology has something for everyone’s inner nature lover.