Penguin Book


The Art of Camping

Matthew De Abaitua

The Art of Camping is a witty, informed, erudite, practical and passionate history and guide to camping. From packing to pitching to setting a campfire and striking camp, with hikes into the deep history of the subject and encounters with the great campers and camping movements of the past, The Art of Camping is the only book you need to pack when you next head off to sleep under the stars.

Each chapter begins with a camping trip with the author and his family. A moment of contemporary reflection on setting a campfire or wondering about what the perfect tent would look like, begins a journey into the past.

As the book progresses, we explore the history of camping and why we camp: a surprisingly revolutionary journey with amazing stories and striking characters, told with the wit and historical insight that has made books from other Idler staff, such as How To Be Idle and The Cloudspotter's Guide, so popular.

Matthew De Abaitua is editor-at-large of The Idler and a committed camper. His popular website Cathandmathcamping.com and Twitter feed provide amusing and useful information on where and how to camp in Britain. He is also the author of the novel The Red Men and compère of the Free University of Glastonbury.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
07/07/2011
Category
  • History
  • Hobbies and Crafts
Format TPS
194 x 135mm
Extent
304
US
Penguin
Translation
Penguin
Film
The Sarah Such Literary Agency
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
Penguin
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