The Scouting Guide to Survival: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook

More than 200 Essential Skills for Staying Warm, Building a Shelter, and Signaling for Help

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About The Book

In Scouting’s Guide to Survival, current Scouts, Scout alumni, and readers interested in the outdoors are provided with time-tested advice on emergency preparedness. Some practical tips include:

  • How to build a fire
  • How to purify water
  • How to identify common edible plants and mushrooms
  • How to signal for help
  • How to build simple shelters
  • Practical navigation skills
  • And so much more!
Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The BSA is committed to training youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities.

About The Authors

The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 2.4 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and approximately 960,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

J. Wayne Fears is a wildlife biologist by training who has organized big-game hunting camps, guided canoe trips, and run commercial getaway operations. Former editor of Rural Sportsman magazine, he has written more than more than twenty books on a variety of subjects ranging from cabin building (including How to Build Your Dream Cabin in the Woods) to survival (The Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide) to cookbooks (including The Complete Book of Dutch Oven Cooking), and more than four thousand articles for major outdoors magazines. A member of the International Dutch Oven Society and an accomplished writer and skilled outdoorsman, Fears lives in Cross Creek Hallow, Alabama.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (November 6, 2018)
  • Length: 168 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510737778

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"[While it] is a perfect resource for any boy or girl starting to participate in wilderness activities, it is also an ideal refresher for the experienced outdoor enthusiast of any age or gender." —Whitetails Unlimited 

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