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Roughing It Easy: A Unique Ideabook for Camping and Cooking by Dian Thomas 

Creative, unique and straight-forward are the words I would use to describe "Roughing It Easy: A Unique Ideabook for Camping and Cooking" by Dian Thomas.  From the very start of the book, you realize you are going to get plenty of tips and tricks that are not of the garden variety. 


One of the reasons I like Roughing It Easy is because it is a departure from some of the more common survival camping books I normally read.  In its place, this book focuses on practical ways of going camping and cooking.  To get an example of what I am talking about, check out an excerpt from the book at camping tips and tricks.  In fact, the whole book is full of ideas like this where everyday products are turned into useful items in camping. 


The sections on cooking alone are worth the price of the book as Dian sheds additional light in an often neglected area of camping.  With a fine women’s touch, she describes what to look for when selecting camping food, how to prepare it and keep it fresh, and most importantly, how to cook it.  With her simple and straight-forward directions, anyone should be able to master a few basic recipes and upgrade their cooking skills while camping. 


Also, she goes into detail about other aspects of camping including unique ways to start fires and tips for camping in the winter.  These tips help complete an excellent read on cooking and unconventional ways to generate heat for cooking. 


If you are interested in finding ways to improve your cooking skills while camping, this should be a welcome addition to your library.  You can find a copy of the book at  or .


*To read another great book discussing the life of one backpacker which was turned into a movie, check out Into The Wild.


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