This is a Second Edition Sunset Family Camping book printed in 1962. The Sunset Books of the 50's and 60's provided readers with tips and tricks for all sorts of hobbies from Gardening to Cooking.
What I love about these old guides is that they try and lay out all you will need to know for any given topic. This is pre-internet, so these books try to cram in as much helpful information as possible. They always include charts, checklists and menus.
Note: As an avid distance hiker, please refer to modern guides for the latest and greatest advice on how to survive in the wilderness.