If you’ve always wanted to try camping as a frugal family vacation but are nervous because you have little ones, whether they’re babies, toddlers, or preschoolers, The newly UPDATED second edition of the Family Camping Handbook will show you how to survive and even thrive out in the woods with young children. You can bring your babes and your real food, too!
Think you need to pack lots of toys? Try a kid’s shovel. Wondering how to organize your campsite? Give everything a place, and you’ll wish you were camping once you get home to your real house.
The Family Camping Handbook: Real Food in the Big Woods gives an overview of how to get started camping, what to bring, the proper campin’ attitude, and of course, real food adaptations to standard camping fare. No need to compromise with hot dogs and white buns just because you’re out in the woods with a campfire!
Now with a Paleo/Primal/Grain-free adaptation, 2 Gluten-free camping menu plans and 10 printable recipe cards!
Any coupon code is entered after clicking the “Buy Now” button once the item is in your cart.
See all KS eBooks HERE.
Check out new KS bundled packages at a discount HERE!
The second edition of The Family Camping Handbook boasts:
- nearly 20% more pages!
- 6 new complete recipes plus 8 more food ideas
- A total of 36 camping recipes and techniques
- handfuls of new tips scattered throughout
Read the Reviews:
“We FINALLY got to go on our first trip over this past weekend. I used your e-book as my guide and I was so happy that I did! I packed what you said to pack, followed all the details, used your meal plans and it was all great! So very, very helpful to a total novice like me. My family was very pleased with the food and I felt great that we got to go camping and still eat wholesome food (along with the occasional s’more). Anyway, just wanted to say great job on the e-book and thank you for putting it out there! I know I’ll be using it for many years to come.”
–unsolicited from a customer
“Wow! I have to say it again, what a great resource this is for families. I was surprised to find that it was more of a “how to camp” book than just a “how to cook real food while camping” book, however, I think it is this aspect that will make it such a great “go-to” resource for many people. – I know I’ve learned a few things!
There were a few parts that I laughed out loud and many others that made me smile. You have me convinced that if my husband and I are ever blessed with children that we can handle camping with an infant or toddler, AND that it will be fun! (Seriously, I am ready to pack up the car right now and get camping!)”
–Andi, a KS reader
“This definitely raised my confidence in venturing out to camp with my baby and husband.”
–Theresa, a KS reader
“We so enjoyed the e-book. Both my husband and I read it and we both were thoroughly impressed. I recently purchased another e-book on camping and to be honest it was just filled with a bunch of camping stories plus some helpful info, whereas [the Family Camping Handbook] was all completely practical and helpful. [This] e-book can easily replace multiple resources on the subject. Its great usefulness is found in how comprehensive it is.”
–Amos and Edwena, Cincinnati, OH
“[The Family Camping Handbook has] already inspired me to plan a camping trip sometime this summer or early Fall. I was a little intimidated to plan one with a two year old, but we can do it! I think the book will help others do the same. ”
–Jessica, a KS reader
“What I Love about the Family Camping Handbook: It reveals the Kimball family’s heart for simplicity, quality time, and family bonding, which I found more precious than anything.”
“Katie has put together a very comprehensive, thorough and helpful guide for moms and dads who want to get out into nature with their kids and enjoy the frugality and simplicity that camping offers, but without the general frustration and challenges that camping can present.”
–Stephanie Langford, Keeper of the Home
Some Features of the Book You’ll Love
- Three-column chart of conventional camping food, compromise upgrades, and real food options
- FIVE printable packing and to do lists, plus a sample weekend menu plan
2035 recipes and techniques for campfire cooking
- NEW! Plus a Paleo/Primal/Grain-free adaptation, 2 Gluten-free camping menu plans and 10 printable recipe cards
This book is for you if:
- You’ve never camped before but want to learn how
- You’ve camped before, but not with children under five
- You wish you had more quirky tips for family camping with young children
- You wish you had some real food options for the conventional camping fare
Kitchen Stewardship in the Big Woods has three purposes:
- To give practical advice to novice family campers on a successful vacation with a tent.
- To encourage families with very young children that you can survive (and enjoy!) a family camping vacation with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
- To give any camping family real food adaptations and compromise options for conventional low-nutrient camping fare.
Whether you’re a seasoned camper wishing you could eat more nourishing foods on your trip or a novice ready for a frugal, natural vacation, there’s something for everyone in the Family Camping Handbook from Kitchen Stewardship.
Table of Contents
What’s in there? Take a peek:
Don’t forget, you also get FOUR free printables with gluten-free and grain-free menu plans, plus printable recipe cards anyone will enjoy for some camping food variety!
Why am I Qualified to Write about Camping?
I didn’t grow up camping. In fact, my mother didn’t like it when she joined us for two hours.
I haven’t camped a zillion times. It is not second nature to me.
However, I did survive camping with a group of teenagers of whom I was in charge as a college-aged youth group leader – thanks to the help of smart volunteers bringing their creative energy to camp. I didn’t know what I was doing in the least, but I learned a lot, fast.
My husband and I were also crazy enough to camp with our 3-year-old and 3-month-old when the only amenity we had was a firepit. And we lived to tell about it. Happy stories, even.
We’ve refined and improved our family camping habits every year, and last year as a blogger, I found myself brimming over with advice for other camping families. Thus the Family Camping Handbook was born, on the back of our meal plan hanging in the screen tent.
Buy It Here!
Kitchen Stewardship in the Big Woods
A Family Camping Handbook with
by Katie Kimball
Eco/Frugal tip: If you print the book, try setting your printer to “grayscale” to save on color ink.
Wondering what sunscreen to pack? You’ll want to read my natural sunscreen review, the most comprehensive on the web!
Have you seen these perfect summer recipes for in-season produce?
My Other Books
You can see all KS eBooks HERE, including:
If you’re a blogger and interested in the affiliate program, click here.
If you missed the last Monday Mission, click here.