Looking to escape urban sprawl and stress? Ever wonder how to get outside and not end up being cold, tired, hungry, or bored? Babes in the Woods offers a take-charge and be happy perspective on being active in the outdoors. Author Bobbi Hoadley shows women how to enjoy a more elegant camping experience - something even men will find enticing! From discussions on fitness and camping gear to being safe and comfortable, Hoadley's fun, easy-to-read chapters introduce you to the concepts of wilderness and backcountry adventure. Inside you'll find tips on: personal hygiene; getting in shape; weathering the weather; traveling light; organizing gear; safety and first aid. Also included here are gourmet camp recipes and trip-planning checklists, demonstrating that with a little planning, some know-how, plus a good attitude, you too can sleep well, eat very well, and have fun in the great outdoors.
As National Camp Advisor for the Girl Guides of Canada, Bobbi Hoadley has organized and directed many backcountry activities for women. She has expertise in lifeguarding, canoeing, kayaking, standard wilderness first aid, and fitness instruction--and she's a gourmet cook who has adapted some of her recipes to backcountry use. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and has two daughters.