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Best of the Internet: From Camping to Crafts and Hobbies

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In this excerpt from his book, Joe Kraynak runs down the best sites on the internet on topics from Camping to Crafts and Hobbies.
This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

CAMPING

Altrec.com

http://www.altrec.com/

Shop here for hiking, camping, climbing, cycling, paddling, fly-fishing, snow skiing, and running gear. Whichever outdoor activity interests you, you can find all the gear you need at this site. Attractive and well-organized site makes it easy to find equipment and supplies.

Camp Channel

http://www.campchannel.com

Looking for a summer camp for your child? Then tune in to the Camp Channel. Here, you can search through a huge database of summer camps by theme and geographical location. Covers camps in the United States and all over the world. Visit the Camp Store for links to other sites that sell camping gear. Very attractive site, easy to navigate.

Campground Directory

http://www.gocampingamerica.com

Find a campground or RV park quickly and easily using the searchable directory or pull-down menus. Special kids area is full of activities to keep kids busy on long trips, and includes safety tips and campfire recipes.

Coleman.com

http://www.coleman.com/

Besides descriptions of Coleman products you can buy online, you'll find advice on how to prepare for a camping trip, how to set up camp, where to go, how to cook meals in the great outdoors, and more.

GORP: Great Outdoor Recreation Pages

http://www.gorp.com/

So, what do people actually do when they camp? Learn about all the great outdoor activities here: fishing, hiking, canoeing, bicycling, and more. Learn about little-known and uncrowded camping places in national, and some state, parks and forests. Ever wonder how those campground hosts got their jobs? Click on Jobs in the Outdoors for links to dream jobs. You can purchase books, maps, and outdoor gear, and even plan your trips or purchase packaged outings through the online store.

L.L. Bean Welcome Page

http://www.llbean.com/

Keeping warm is a primary concern when you're camping, and L.L. Bean is the place to go for warm (and stylish) clothes, snowshoes, and more. Order a free catalog, check out the online product guide, and use the park search page. With hundreds of national and state parks, forests, and wildlife refuges, it's a handy tool.

Hiking

GORP—Great Outdoor Recreation Page

http://www.gorp.com/gorp/activity/hiking.htm

Find trails, vacations, books, and more at this comprehensive site. Online discussions about hiking-related topics, news, and equipment-selection tips help to keep you informed about hiking and the great outdoors. Links to retail merchants where you can buy equipment, books, and maps. Pop-up ads can become a little annoying, but except for that slight drawback, this is an excellent site. On your first visit to this site, you'll quickly realize why it's the Best of the Best.

CANADA

Air Canada

http://www.aircanada.ca/

Home of Canada's official airline, this site enables you to plan a trip, book a flight, and find out about any special rates that are available.

Canada.com

http://www.canada.com/home/

The premier site for Canada and everything Canadian, this site provides information about all of Canada's major cities, including Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. Here, you can find the latest local, national, and international news; obtain weather reports; check out the latest sports scores; and keep abreast of the latest news in business and finance. Whether you live in Canada or just plan a visit to this great country, bookmark this Best of the Best site and visit it daily!

Montreal Official Tourist Info

http://www.tourism-montreal.org/

Visit more than 80 Montreal sites and locations via QuickTime videos on the site and learn more about visiting and staying in Montreal at this friendly site.

moreMontreal.com

http://www.moremontreal.com/

This exhaustive list of how to get to Montreal and what to do after you're there contains information on what to see and where to eat and sleep. Details are divided by district and category of activity.

Ontario Science Centre

http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/

Get the details regarding more than 800 exhibits at this child-oriented museum, as well as directions, pricing, and facility rental information. Explore the robot zoo, take nature walks, test your knowledge with online trivia games, and check out some of the museum's other exhibits at this site. Online games, travel exhibits, ideas for science projects, and more designed especially for kids.

Toronto.com

http://www.toronto.com/

Learn more about this city to the north, including upcoming performances and concerts, restaurant suggestions, shopping and fashion guidance, and news.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

http://www.bluebombers.com/

Fans of the Blue Bombers football team can stay current on trades and new team members at this site, where you can also request tickets.

Yahoo! Canada

http://ca.yahoo.com/

The Canadian version of the Yahoo! search engine, which provides results from Canadian businesses and organizations.

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