Detailed and concise writing coupled with a dash of humor results in a very readable and informative book that is packed with hundreds of tips on living outdoors and dealing with the vagaries of mother nature as well as those of camping equipment. Lots of information here on stuff you might not even think of but is good practical knowledge. (Like, what’s the most reliable-for-reuse bottle found in a supermarket?) Not only that but you get all sorts of other insights on staying dry, warm (or cool), coping with insects and minor injuries, eating, drinking, sheltering, and just about anything else that can come up when you’re in the great outdoors. Recommended. By Cliff Jacobson. Softbound, 8.5"×5.5", 288 pp., b/w illus.