The ultimate do-it-yourself guide for camping and wilderness survival. From the author of the award-winning 'Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia,' this volume is the most complete camping instruction book published. This monumental full-color guide to the outdoors features more than 600 photographs, diagrams, and illustrations, clearly explaining and illustrating the most successful techniques for any camping or backcountry survival scenario. Sure to be an indispensable resource, it offers in-depth coverage of tents, bedding and sleeping bags, boots and footwear, leave-no-trace methodology, camp and backpacking stoves, camp kitchens, menus and cooking, tools, backpacks, ropes and knots, and boats, recreational vehicles, and all-terrain vehicles. Hiking and camping in the backcountry is fully covered, along with wilderness survival skills. Emergency and wilderness first aid, navigation and pathfinding, shelter building, wilderness search and rescue, finding sustenance through foraging edible plants, survival hunting and fishing, setting snares, and nutrition, preparation, and cooking of game are all explored in detail. This book is a must-have reference guide for both novice and experienced campers.