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Author: Kevin Callan
Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS, Sep 2008
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 1-55046-497-3

All of the thrills with none of the spills. With his trademark mix of comic timing & expertise, veteran guide Kevin Callan reveals the secrets to smooth paddling & pleasure-filled camping. Color illus; 9x6 inches, 240 pgs.

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Praise for Kevin Callan's The Happy Camper:
"Comprehensive, easy-to-read... [Cal/an] displays the assurance and economy of a true woodsman, and applies humor as well."
- San Francisco Chronicle

This colorfully illustrated, highly entertaining, truly informative sequel to The Happy Camper looks at why people love the wilderness and how everyone from rugged canoe-trippers to family car-campers can derive more enjoyment from their time outdoors.

This is the perfect book for those who love camping except for "that one part" (which may be packing, portaging, bugs, bad weather, second-rate food, sleeping bags, rocks, uphill hikes, downhill tumbles, tippy canoes, life without a toilet or, let's face it, other campers).

Topics include:

* Choosing and planning the right trip
* Camping companion harmony
* Best camping equipment, gadgets and clothing
* Sleeping softly on hard ground
* Traveling light but eating well
* Bush martinis and other wilderness spirits
* Close encounters of the wildlife kind
* Campside saunas, skinny-dipping, and how to make love in a canoe.


The perfect book for those who want the thrills with none of the spills, ( 20081016)

A practical and humorous guide to spending pleasurable time in the outdoors.... in a colorful picture-packed 238-page paperback. (Emma Gilchrist The Calgary Herald 20080914)

Good color photography and the author's great sense of humor, make this book a step above the average how-to guide. (The Salt Lake Tribune 200906)

Callan provides good-humored tips and information that will make the camping experience more enjoyable. (Women in the Outdoors, National Wild Turkey Federa 20081206)

Callan's newest book does not disappoint. It is funny, informative and makes for good reading.... a true pleasure (Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids Press 20081031)

[Callan] has an enthusiasm for wilderness camping that experienced campers can relate to and [that] novice campers will find contagious. (Kim Good The Muskoka Sun )

Kevin Callan walks a fine line between the must-be-miserable-in-the-wilderness crowd and those that love their guilty pleasures. (Sharon Wootton Washington Herald )

Shows there's much more to camping than just baked beans and bug bites. (Explore (Toronto) )

Novice or veteran traveller in the bush, you can benefit from Callan's helpful and practical advice. (Linda Turk Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay) )

About the Author:
Kevin Callan
is the author of 11 books, including The Happy Camper and the popular A Paddler's Guide series. A key speaker at major North American canoeing and camping expos for 20 years, he is the recipient of three National Magazine awards and four film awards, including top award at the prestigious Waterwalker Film Festival. Callan lives in Peterborough, Ontario, birthplace of the modern-day canoe.

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