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Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Edition: 1st Edition
Release Date: April 16, 2013
​Pages: 192 Pages
Price: $22.95
ISBN-10: 0897325745
ISBN-13: 978-0897325745

Best Tent Camping Alabama: The Backstory

as soon as the book was released I had emails telling me that it didn’t include deep woods, hard to access, wilderness backpacking sites. That was the point, not to be about backpacking but to be more family friendly, you know, places where even first time campers would feel safe and secure in their tents but have plenty of opportunities to hike, paddle, or fish. 
Camping under a rock shelter at the Dismals Canyon Conservatory.
This is one of those books that kind of just fell in my lap. Not literally, of course. There was some discussion about it a few years earlier. I had sent a proposal to Menasha Ridge Press probably in late 2010 or early 2011. The acquisitions editor was thrilled with the idea and went to bat for me to get the book in their catalog…then again…then again. 

Eventually I lost contact with Menasha Ridge. I figured the proposal had been pushed to a dust bin somewhere never to be heard from again. I would either give it a few more years and resubmit it to them or hawk the proposal to another company.

One day out of the blue a phone call came. It was the publisher asking for a revamped proposal. I whipped it together, sent it in, and this time it hooked and the rest, as they say, is history.

 Camping is such a great family activity and that was the focus of “Best Tent Camping Alabama”. Yes, I do hit a couple of backcountry campsites but this book is mainly for “car campers”. As you would expect,