Nature beckons to us all. To experience the adventure of being on our own in the glorious outdoors is an urge few can resist at one time or another in their lives. We need to get away from the hurry-scurry of today’s world—horns honking, cars screeching, time schedules, smog-filled skies, structured daily activities—away to the quiet natural surrounding of wilderness.

This book is written to help make that pursuit easier—more enjoyable and inexpensive. The emphasis is on using your own ability and imagination rather than your pocketbook, whether you plan to camp with a large family or hike into the wilderness alone, for a weekend or for a week-long retreat.