Discusses the basic equipment and preparations needed to go camping or hiking, offers information on hiking and camping in the United States and Canada, and explains basic first aid and survival techinques.
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Tim Smith considers himself to be an average, regular guy. He is 6’ 4”, 220 pounds, and basically wears the same clothes and shoes he wore 20 years ago. He believes you don’t always have to be the best to accomplish something; you just have to do it. He believes you can accomplish a lot in your life. His philosophy is not to be afraid to use erasers because it is okay to make mistakes even if someone laughs at you. He believes you should just get out there and try it! Life is a lot longer than you think and life is a lot shorter than you think.
For the last twenty years BUCK WILDER, alias Tim Smith, has been writing children’s stories and has been giving fun motivational presentations about how much you can do with your life and how to attain above average results with the tools that are given to you. He was born in 1945, married, and father of three children. Tim graduated with a degree in microbiology, served in the US Army, worked in the pharmaceutical business for ten years and has worked and owned numerous retail businesses. Tim loves to cook, loves to eat, loves to fish, and loves to draw, write and create. He has fun with everything he does. Along with writing children’s books Tim travels across the country giving motivational talks. His humor has been likened to a mix of Will Rogers, Bill Cosby and Mark Twain. He is blessed with a keen perception of life and believes all things are connected. He is starting to get a little grey around the sides, and a little rusty around the edges, but claims all the parts still work!From School Library Journal:
Gr 1-3--This so-called guide looks like a cross between Where's Waldo and "The Magic School Bus." Double-page spreads are packed with cutesy comic art in bright watercolors. Maps look more like game boards and have no real use. The section on basics is nothing more than pictures of all the required camp gear. Though the book looks like nonstop fun, it packs little information. Midway through, the content level picks up a little in sections on tracks, picking a campsite, building a campfire, and not getting lost. There are some good environmental tips, especially in the "Leave No Trace" section. However, Jim Arnosky's Crinkleroot's Guide to Walking in Wild Places (S & S, 1990), Patrick McManus's Kid Camping from Aaaaiii! to Zip (Avon, 1991), Laurie Carlson's Kids Camp! (Chicago Review, 1995), or Lynne Foster's Take a Hike! (Little, Brown, 1991) are more useful and informative.
Susannah Price, Boise Public Library, ID
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Book Description Partners Publishing Group, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110964379325
Book Description Partners Publishing Group, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0964379325
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