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.
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
Part of the popular Be Prepared® series, this finely illustrated, all-level hiking guide provides practical information covering everything you need to know for organizing successful backpacking or camping trips. A wealth of essential tips -- on weather, fitness, comfort, first aid, navigation, and much more – is packed into a handy pocket size. Soft cover; 160 pages. Learn More