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Old 10-25-2018, 10:29 PM   #1
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Best book to take camping

The History of Science by George Sarton.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:10 PM   #2
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Best Book

The Big Rock Candy Mountain. By Wallace Stegner or The Masters by C.P. Snow although An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser is a favorite also.
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whatever space opera series I'm reading on Kindle...
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Old 10-26-2018, 03:36 AM   #4
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:59 AM   #6
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The History of Science by George Sarton.
Hi: Viajante... For me it's my "Cheque Book". Alf
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:05 AM   #7
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Take book(s) of the genre you enjoy. On my Big Trip I read about a half-dozen different books/authors. Found plenty of stops to 'trade' books from laundry rooms to the Free Little Library book stand at the Blue Mounds State Park.
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I take books I don't want to keep forever, and trade them at campground laundries, used book stores, etc. Since I read 3-4 per week, that, and my Kindle, are the only way I don't end up overloading the truck!
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My Kindle is always full with “free” books from Bookbub.com. I like to be able to hit the delete button when complete. Also, I always keep my electronic library full with the maximum best sellers that I can put on the waiting list. Once caught on an international freight without enough reading material- never again!
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Old 10-26-2018, 10:48 AM   #10
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Nowadays I don't take hard copy books with me; I just read ebooks on my tablet, fiction and nonfiction. And I have programming ebooks on the tablet which I use when programming on the laptop.
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I take books I don't want to keep forever, and trade them at campground laundries, used book stores, etc. Since I read 3-4 per week, that, and my Kindle, are the only way I don't end up overloading the truck!
Hi: Vermilye... For us, we go to the library if were there for a stretch. Every one seems to have a used book store. While there a bit of back home news using their Wifi is a good deal too!!! Alf
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:38 PM   #12
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Cowboy Poetry.
Of Men and Mountains by William O. Douglas.
Bird books.

LOVE the idea of taking books you are willing to trade in book exchanges.
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The best book to take camping .... is the book you read and actually finish
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My Kindle is always full with “free” books from Bookbub.com. I like to be able to hit the delete button when complete. Also, I always keep my electronic library full with the maximum best sellers that I can put on the waiting list. Once caught on an international freight without enough reading material- never again!
I learned the hard way also about bringing sufficient reading materials. Years ago I was working offshore on a dredge ship in the Beaufort Sea and I made the mistake of only bringing one novel with me. After reading the same book cover to cover three times, I had enough of that and learned how to play ping pong on the table in the ships rec room.
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Audio books from Libby or some other library app! I either read in my Kindle app or listen from the Libby app. (Libby is the app my library uses.)
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I spent about six hours on an ice breaker in the Beaufort Sea which sounds like a great experience. Going forward breaking ice, backing up, going forward breaking ice, backing up, gets old in short order. Ended up below, watching satellite TV in the cafeteria.
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Alternate history either on my kindle or sometimes a real book.
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I'm fond of, and currently re-reading The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey which I bought at the john wesley powell river history museum in green river, utah this summer.
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The all-time bestseller, the Bible.
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The all-time bestseller, the Bible.

Or, maybe the Koran.
Depends on source cited.
https://www.indy100.com/article/thes...me--W1B9H8WgQx
  • The Koran.
  • The King James Bible.
  • Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung, Mao Zedong.
  • Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes.
  • Harry Potter series, JK Rowling.
  • A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.
  • The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien.
  • Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
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