George Washington Sears, also known as "Nessmuk," was a Romantic. He sought to witness the glory and the beauty of nature; to free himself from the vagaries of industrialized civilization. He expressed this philosophy through his pursuit of the minimalist ideal and its use in the outdoors. WOODCRAFT AND CAMPING is Nessmuk's practical and philosophical guide to camping, traveling, and survival in the woods. The book discusses the foundational skills needed to live in the woods: the art of camping, fishing, fire-making, cooking, shelter, tools, and canoeing. But Nessmuk does not just recite the skills needed, he also tells us about his experiences and conversations during his travels. He provides us with campfire poetry and lore. And he does all of this in a writing style that is eloquent, engrossing, and intrinsically positive.
"I opened my business magazine, and that's when I saw the ad. Executive De-stressing. Get away from it all. Guided one-on-one wilderness camping. Our motto is "If you're not living on the edge, You're taking up TOO MUCH ROOM!" Call Earl - the Camping Guy! So I did, and I signed up on the spot. I'd never been camping before. I was really looking forward to it and Earl - well, Earl, he was quite the guy." Reminiscent of television's and theater's The Odd Couple, "The Camping Guy" follows the misadventures of Earl, an experienced woodsman, and Johnson, his inept city slicker client, as they spend a camping weekend in the wilds of the Rockies. What was intended to be a de-stressing weekend soon turns into a distressing one, as these two mismatched campers find themselves engaged in unintended and hilarious situations. Male bonding has never been more funny, nor more dangerous! A Fringe Festival audience favorite, "The Camping Guy" has simple set requirements and a small cast, making it a favorite of both audiences and back stage production crews alike. If you like camping, or if you hate camping, you're going to love The Camping Guy"!
Alligator couple Mr. and Mrs. Green attempt to go camping, but Mr. Green begins to get anxious in this humorous early reader from acclaimed author-illustrator Keith Baker. This Level 2 Green Light Reader includes full-color illustrations with lots of picture clues. This treasured selection from Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green is now a stand-alone Green Light Reader. Level 2 readers will enjoy hiking along with the Greens as they follow picture clues and a round about trail to a camp-out spot in their own backyard! AGES: 6 to 9 AUTHOR: Keith Baker is the author-illustrator of many beloved picture books, including Little Green, Hide and Snake, and Quack and Count. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Colour throughout
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