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Camping & RVs Books

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Van Life For Dummies

Published 09-27-2022

Give in to the lure of the untethered life as a van lifer Thousands of people around the world live nomadic lifestyles from the comfort of their vans or campers, free from the worries of having a permanent residence. If this growing alternative lifestyle appeals to you, Van Life For Dummies is your go-to guide for becoming a van lifer. You'll learn to customize your vehicle, adapt to life on the road, and find the peace and adventure you're seeking. This book makes the transition easy, helping you decide what parts of rooted life you need to take with you and what to leave behind. Follow the call of the open road and get started living in your van or camper Choose and customize a vehicle that meets your needs Get answers to the very important question: "where do I use the bathroom?” Build or carry on a career while travelling Why enjoy life only on your vacation days? Take to the road and enjoy a simplified way of living. Van Life For Dummies demystifies the process and initiates you into the vibrant community of van lifers. Your adventure awaits!

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RVs & Campers For Dummies

Published 06-29-2021

Make yourself at home on the road Live down by the beach one week and way up in the mountains the next? It sounds like an impossible dream, but motor-homers do it all the time.  Whatever draws you to the mobile life—adventurous domestic vacations or permanently itchy feet—RVs & Campers For Dummies helps you feel right at home. The book explores the key aspects of glamping-with-wheels.  Discover how it’s possible to bring beauty spots right to your doorstep without sacrificing domestic comforts like a comfy bed, private bathroom, and wholesome, healthy home cooking! In a down-home, friendly style, mobile-living veterans and husband-and-wife team Christopher Hodapp and Alice Von Kannon welcome you inside to discover everything from deciding to rent or buy the vehicle that best suits your needs to planning and prepping your first journey and then setting yourself up wherever you arrive at the perfect spot. Along the way you’ll learn how to adapt your driving skills to pilot your home on the road, as well as how to keep every aspect of it shipshape and ready for action. Explore your RV and camper options Stock up with the right supplies Get a snapshot of the mobile home lifestyle Troubleshoot common problems Getting there is half the fun—and this guide shows you how to do it safely and in style. So, buckle up (or relax in the back) … it’s going to be a wild but incredibly comfortable ride!  

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RV Vacations For Dummies

Published 01-15-2020

Get ready to take your vacation on the road! Vacations go by in a flash. With all the frantic travel arrangements, hotels bookings, and racing from place to place, it’s a wonder they’re considered a vacation at all! A great way to slow down and fully experience the sights is to hit the open road from the comfort of an RV. In this fully accessible book, you’ll find the basics of what you need to know to get the most out of your RV vacation experience, including how to buy or rent an RV, safety best practices, and tips and tricks for planning the trip of your dreams. If you are planning a summer long adventure or simply a short weekend getaway, with this book you will discover proven ideas to keep your trip on track.  Even if you’ve never vacationed on wheels, you’ll get a handle on the latest functions of RVs and the hottest RV vacation destinations. Whether you beach it, climb a mountain, or anything in between, the handy checklists and reminders inside help you to stay on course and rev up the best vacation you’ve ever had!    Choose your RV Pick a great vacation destination What to know before you go Decide what items to bring Outline your route and outfit your vehicle Building an on-the-road budget Whether you want to rent or buy, an epic RV vacation is at your fingertips!

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Camping For Dummies

Published 05-26-2000

Your straightforward guide for succesfully enjoying the great outdoorsYou love the great outdoors, but you’re not always sure the great outdoors loves you. You can pitch a tent, start a campfire, build furniture by lashing tree branches together – in theory anyway! But while you may not have gotten your Girl Scout Gold Award, or your Eagle Scout with cluster, you can still enjoy a night out under the stars with those near and dear to you, or even work towards becoming a more serious outdoorsman, right? Sure as a bear lives in the woods, Camping for Dummies shows you how to get out there and enjoy the best Mother Nature has to offer. With the helpful advice this common sense guide provides, you’ll be prepared when it comes to: Destination Gear Shelter Clothing Food Weather Safety Written by journalist Michael Hodgson, veteran of Utah’s Eco-Challenge and numerous other outdoor adventures, Camping for Dummies cuts out gear-head jargon and antiquated methods to give you, plain and simple, what you need to know to make the smart choices that lead to great adventures. You’ll find out: How to tie a bear bag The delicious caveman style for cooking fresh fish The limitations of GPS How to predict the weather by observing birds, frogs, and insects Ten survival essentials How to go canoe, kayak, or bicycle camping What features make a good backpack, boot, and other equipment When and how to bring along children Whether the dictionary definition of “tenderfoot” has your picture next to it or you already consider wilderness your home away from home, you’ll appreciate this handy, concise reference. Full of illustrations, diagrams, and directions for finding additional camping resources, Camping for Dummies is your complete ticket to America’s great outdoors.

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