Summer is upon us and many of us have camping trips planned with the family…or wish we had our act together and had camping trips planned. In conjunction with the start of summer and because we love supporting moms/dads who write books on top of everything else that they do, we are delighted to give away a copy of Helen Olsson’s Book – The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids. Helen Olsson is a freelance travel and skiing writer and a contributor to the New York Times Travel and Escapes sections, where she writes about family, outdoor and adventure travel. You can also check out her blog Mad Dog Mom: Adventures with Kids. Perhaps, Stacie and I should go on some adventures that don’t involve food.
Helen shares the lessons she’s learned over the years camping with her family. In her informative and often humorous book, Helen guides parents to the different camping activities they can do with their children of all ages (from infants to teenagers.) Parents and children will learn about campfire safety, sun protection, first aid and the perfect way to roast marshmallows over an open fire. You may want have your older kids even read this book before a trip, so they can help you with the packing and planning.
The book is broken up into four helpful parts: Getting Started (planning and gearing up), In the Field (campsite basics and camp grub), Activities and Adventures (recreation, camp arts and crafts and boredom busters) and Hygiene, First Aid and Safety (important stuff). Stacie and I are obviously most interested on camp grub and Stacie is going to be doing a post on food to take along or make while camping. Sunset Magazine – another favorite of ours – has a spread of some pretty awesome and easy camping recipes. If you have any favorites, do share them with us.
The GIVEAWAY: – “The Down & Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids”. To enter, you MUST leave a comment at the end of this post telling us about your favorite camping experience (with or without kids), link to a camping recipe, your summer camping plans, why you do/don’t camp (you are allowed to say you “hate camping”) with your kids or anything else related to camping (or not camping) with families. You can even leave a comment as simple as “wish we were going camping this summer”.
Be sure to include your email address on the comment form (it’ll be visible only to us) so we can contact you if you win.
The giveaway will be open till 12:00 midnight PST Monday, June 25th, 2012. We’ll select a lucky winner using random.org and announce the winner here on the blog.
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