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Great Books for Campers to keep inspired

Great inspiring camping books. Enjoy these book ideas, and inspiring stories in these books for campers.

Not only do I love camping, but I also LOVE to read. So, to combine my interests and keep me inspired and to find other great ideas I read new books. Below are some books that I've read and others that have been suggested and are rated highly and I will get to soon ...

I hope you enjoy my selection.

If you are like me, you might get your books at your local library, but if you really want to read one of these books, click on the links below that will take you to amazon (my favourite place to order books- it has a great selection and free shipping if you order more than $25), On the Amazon site, you can even get a sneak peak inside the book.. or purchase it for less for your kindle.

If you're into backpacking, then you will probably appreciate learning new ultralight backpacking tips in these camping books. Your back will definitely thank you!

Learn some new tips with the "Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips for Extremely Lightweight Camping"

Maybe you're newer to Backpacking or just want to hone in on your skills, then The Backpackers field manual will surely teach you a thing or two!

Check out The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills


Books for campers about new places are surely going to inspire them to head into the woods and get their camping groove on!


Perhaps you're traveling to Europe... And, want to experience the natural areas... or even save money? Then, this 'Camping Europe' book might be a great use to you.

Learn about 'Camping Europe 3 Ed: Includes Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe (Camping Europe)'


Who doesn't want to live in Hammock on the beach? In this Camping book, learn about camping in Mexico, and then perhaps purchase the Hennessy Hammock... and live the dream!

Purchase the 'Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping: Explore Mexico and Belize with RV or Tent'

British Columbia Canada

Since I'm partial to BC, with all of its mountains, trees, lakes and endless hiking trails, I had to include a book on Camping in BC.

Purchase the book 'Camping British Columbia'

United States Parks

I recently did a camping road trip through BC and the USA, and wish I'd had camping books like this for my trip to guide me to the best hikes, parks and trails... although we had a great time experimenting ourselves! This book is sure to come in handy and give great ideas!

Purchase the 'National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States'


Meals make a great trip fantastic! Trust me, i've had some pretty disgusting food when camping. A good cook book can surely help.

Plus, check out my food and cooking idea pages.

I currently own this book and have found some excellent recipe ideas. It has also encouraged me to do more experimenting and dehydrating more, which has lead to a much more broad repertoire of scrumptious recipes!

Purchase the 'Lipsmackin' Backpackin': Lightweight Trail-tested Recipes for Backcountry Trips'

Vegetarian Camping cookbook

I don't own this book (it didn't exist when I bought the first book), however, being vegetarian, I hope to purchase this book too!!

Purchase the 'Lipsmackin' Vegetarian Backpackin' ' book

This book had great reviews on Amazon, so i figured I'd give third cook-book idea. Fresh air means increased appetites, and so you need to eat healthy and well... why not make it delicious too?

Buy your own 'Backpack Gourmet: Good Hot Grub You Can Make at Home, Dehydrate, and Pack for Quick, Easy, and Healthy Eating on the Trail'

Girls and Camping

Many girls are of-put by the gnarly guys and their kind of camping (we all know its different)... So, if you're a girl that wants to get into camping, but want a book tailored to you, then this book might just be it!

Check out that book 'Let's Get Primitive: The Urban Girl's Guide to Camping'


Maybe you want to do a bit more 'rough camping'... and REALLY experience nature. This book is highly rated and can teach you new tricks for survival camping!

Become a survivalist with this book 'Bushcraft: A Serious Guide to Survival and Camping'

Hammocks, can be a tool for backpacking and ultralight camping. Learn more techniques to hammock camping!

Buy the book 'The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide To Hammock Camping'

For couples

Great ideas for couples to get dirty in the woods! (yup pun intended)!

Make your other half happy with 'Sex in a Tent: A Wild Couple's Guide to Getting Naughty in Nature'

Children's books

What better way to get your children into camping during the winter than reading them classic books about camping. I know I loved these books as a kid, i'm sure your child will too!

What child doesn't love Curious George? Plus he's Camping!

Buy 'Curious George Goes Camping Book & CD (Read Along Book & CD)'

If you're girl loves princesses and camping then this book will be a favourite.

Purchase the book 'Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?'

Berenstain Bears is another classic. Kids love Berenstain Bears.

Buy 'The Berenstain Bears Blaze a Trail'

I loved this book as a kid. There were craft ideas and fun things to do in the woods. A great book for the curious minds.

Make your kids happy with 'The Kids Campfire Book: Official Book of Campfire Fun'

Check out some recommended hiking gifts

Check out fun camping gift ideas or just neat stuff for camping

Find small Gifts for campers (in case you're short on cash, or just want to give a thoughtful gift)

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