Written by Outdoor Safety Institute Director Alex Kosseff, this revised and updated second edition offers over 50% new content, with added sections focusing on risk management, outdoor safety, teaching, facilitation, and leading youth. Published by the Appalachian Mountain Club, this edition is "a thorough, field-tested examination of what makes the best outdoor leaders . . . and how one of them could be you" (Robert Birkby, author of the Boy Scout Handbook). Learn More
From one of the founders of BSA and originally published in 1882, this survival manual is filled with all kinds of projects including how to build a pine bough hut, build a boat, an aquarium, squirt guns and more. Softbound, 444 pages.
This updated edition of the classic U.S. Army Survival Handbook provides the information you need to survive, whether in a temperate, desert, tropical, arctic or subarctic region. Widely recognized as the finest single source on the subject, it is standard issue for U.S. Special Operations Forces and pilots and has been used by foreign militaries the world over. This guide is an essential resource not just for soldiers, but also for all outdoorspeople, including Scouts, campers, hunters, hikers and anglers. This comprehensive volume contains a wealth of detailed illustration and covers a wide range of topics. Learn More
Offering step-by-step techniques to maximize performance and save money, this book could save you hundreds of dollars on outdoor gear!
Don’t retire a jacket just because it’s torn, or buy a new tent because the zipper broke… learn how to fix these problems and dozens more (so you can save your money for a dream trip!) by following the step-by-step gear maintenance and repair instructions in this large, trim, full-color handbook.
Author Kristin Hostetter has been Backpacker Magazine’s gear editor since 1994. She is also known as the "Gear Pro" on Backpacker.com where she answers questions from readers about all sorts of outdoor skills and gear.
Soft cover, 200 pages. Learn More