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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1900_backpacking-campsite.htm Video: Campsites] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18056_camping-pack-considerations.htm Video: Finding Practical Campsites] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18234_multiday-hiking-choose-campsite.htm Video: How to Choose a Campsite] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/131594_how-choose-location-camping.htm Video: How to Choose a Location] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18869_nature-hiking-campsite-hazards.htm Video: Campsite Hazards]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1900_backpacking-campsite.htm Video: Campsites] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18056_camping-pack-considerations.htm Video: Finding Practical Campsites] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18234_multiday-hiking-choose-campsite.htm Video: How to Choose a Campsite] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/131594_how-choose-location-camping.htm Video: How to Choose a Location] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18869_nature-hiking-campsite-hazards.htm Video: Campsite Hazards]<br>
*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/campsite+selection.html REI: Campsite Selection] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/settingup+camp.html REI: Setting up Camp]
*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/campsite+selection.html REI: Campsite Selection] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/settingup+camp.html REI: Setting up Camp]
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==Camps==
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*[http://usscouts.org/databases/camp/ocd.cgi USSCouts.Org Boy Scout Camps database with reviews]
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*Find BSA Council Camps: [http://www.scouting.org/media/lcl.aspx BSA: Find Councils] -
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*[http://www.scouting.org/councils/all.aspx BSA: Council websites] - [http://www.angelfire.com/wy/gilwell/links.html Unofficial list of Council websites] -
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*[http://www.scoutcampsusa.com/ Scout Camps USA Printed Book] [http://www.scoutcampsusa.com/frame_reviewstrack.html Online]
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*[http://usscouts.org/databases/camp/ocd.cgi Camps Database]
*[http://usscouts.org/databases/camp/ocd.cgi Camps Database]

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Here are resources for Camping, Backpacking, Hiking,Cooking, and Wilderness Survival.
Troop Program Features let you make each a part of your troop program.
These are also the resources for Webelos Outdoorsman.
Other skills include: First Aid, Swimming, Cycling and Scout Skills.

Contents
Basics
 Sun Protection
 Insect Protection
 Hygiene
 Safety
Backpacking
 Backpacks
 Preparation
 Packing
 Reducing Weight
 Stoves
 Food
 Shouldering a Pack 
 Backpacking Gear
Camps
Campfires
 Knife Skills
 Ax and Saw Skills
 Building
 Types
 Starting
 Safety
Campsite
Clothing
 Footwear
 Socks
 Layering
 Cold Weather
 Warm Weather 
 Wet Weather 
Cooking Skills
 Meal Planning
 Recipes
 Food Handling
 Outdoor Cooking
 Cooking Gear
 Dutch Oven Cooking 
First Aid
Gear
 Lights
 Checklists
Hiking Skills
Hydration
Leave No Trace
Navigation
 Without a Compass
 Map and Compass
 GPS
 Geocaching
 Orienteering Skills
Outdoor Code
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Tent Types
Tent Setup
Water Purification
Weather Skills
Wilderness Survival
 Survival Kit
 Survival Shelter
 Survival Signaling

Outdoor Skills are important parts of the Cub Scout, Webelos, and Boy Scout programs:


Notes

  BSA Videos: The BSA Video: Skills Lessons are excellent but are large files that require Apple QuickTime.
  This symbol notes many other lesson videos.


Outdoor Basics

Shortcut:
Outdoor Basics

  BSA Video: Overnight camping gear (See notes.)
  Video: Camping Lesson Videos

Sun Protection

Shortcut:
Sun Protection

  Video: Sunscreen

Insect Protection

Shortcut:
Insect Protection

  Video: Insect Repellent

Hygiene

Shortcut:
Hygiene

Outdoor Safety

Shortcut:
Outdoor Safety

  BSA Video: Safe Hiking (See notes.)
  Video: Buddy System - Video: Hiking Regulations & Permits -


Backpacking Skills

Shortcut:
Backpacking Skills

See: Backpacking Merit Badge and Philmont Scout Ranch. Make Backpacking A Part of Your Troop Program.

Backpacks

Shortcut:
Backpacks

  Video: Internal vs. External Frame - Video: Buying a Backpack - Long Trip Backpacks - Video: Selecting a Backpack - Video: Selecting a Pack Cover -

Backpacking Preparation

Shortcut:
Backpacking Preparation

  Video: Backpacking - Video: Planning - REI: Kitchen Checklist - REI: Backpacking for Beginners - How to Condition for a Backpacking Trip

Packing a Backpack

Shortcut:
Packing a Backpack

  Video: How to Pack for One Night - Video: Packing

Reducing Weight

Shortcut:
Reducing Weight

Backpacking Stoves

Shortcut:
Backpacking Stoves

  Video: Backpacking Stove Options - Video: Cooking Gear - REI: Stoves

Backpacking Food

Shortcut:
Backpacking Food

  Video: Backpacking Food

Shouldering a Pack

Shortcut:
Shouldering a Pack

  How to Wear a Backpack - Video: Wearing a Backpack

Backpacking Gear

Shortcut:
Backpacking Gear

  Video: Backpackign Gear - Video: Clothing - Video: Food - REI: Tents - Video: Camp Shoes - Video: Boots - Video: Jackets - Video: Pants - Video: Shirts - Video: Sleepwear - Video: Synthetics - Video: Underwear - Buying Hiking Boots - Video: Breaking in Hiking Boots


Campfires

Shortcut:
Campfires

  BSA Video: Second Class Light a Fire and Stove (See notes.)
  BSA Video: Second Class Fires and Stoves

Knife Skills

Shortcut:
Knife Skills

  BSA Video: Second Class Knife, Saw, and Ax (See notes.)
  Video: Cleaning a Knife - Video: Sharpening a Knife - Video: Pocket Knife Care - Video: Knife Sharpening Devices - Video: Knife Sharpening Safety - Video: Knife Sharpening Mistakes - Video: Knife Sharpening: Edges & Goals

Ax and Saw Skills

Shortcut:
Ax and Saw Skills

  Video: Knife and Ax Safety - Knives, axes, and saws to take to the wilds

Campfire Building

Shortcut:
Campfire Building

  Video: Fire Site - Video: Where to Build a Campfire - Video: Types of Fires - Video: Fire Pits - Build a Fire - Video: Kindling -Video: Picking Kindling - Video: Wood - Video: Arranging The FIre - Video: Keep a Fire Going - Video: Sparking a Campfire Flame - Video: What Not to Burn in a Campfire - Video: Put Out a Campfire

Campfire Types

Shortcut:
Campfire Types

  Video: Log Cabin - Video: Tee Pee - Video: Building a Speed Fire

Campfire Starting

Shortcut:
Campfire Starting

  BSA Video: Second Class Light a Fire and Stove (See notes.)
  Video: Video: Fire Starting - Video: Flint & Steel - Video: BlastMatch - Video: Steel Wool - Video: Fire Piston - Video: Magnifying Glass

Campfire Safety

Shortcut:
Campfire Safety

  Video: Safety - Video: Dangers


Campsite

Shortcut:
Campsite

  Video: Campsites - Video: Finding Practical Campsites - Video: How to Choose a Campsite - Video: How to Choose a Location - Video: Campsite Hazards

Camps

Shortcut:
Camps


Clothing

Shortcut:
Clothing

  Video: How to Choose Clothing - Video: Learn What Clothes to Pack for a Camping Trip

Footwear

Shortcut:
Footwear

  Video: Breaking In Hiking Boots - Video: Buying Hiking Boots - Video: Choosing Hiking Boots & Hiking Shoes

Socks

Shortcut:
Socks

  Video: How to Select Socks - Video: Packing Socks - Video: Backpacking Socks - Camping Socks

Layering

Shortcut:
Layering

  Video: Camping Layering - Video: Hiking Layering

Cold Weather

Shortcut:
Cold Weather

  Video: How to Dress for Cool-Weather Hiking - Video: Cold Weather

Warm Weather

Shortcut:
Warm Weather

  Video: How to Dress for Warm-Weather Hiking- Video: Warm Weather -

Wet Weather

Shortcut:
Wet Weather

  Video: Dealing with Rain - Video: Wet Weather - Video: Rain Gear to Stay Dry When Hiking - Video: Testing Rain Gear


Cooking Skills

Shortcut:
Cooking Skills

See: Cooking Merit badge. Make Cooking A Part of Your Troop Program.   BSA Video: Second Class Fires and Stoves - BSA Video: Second Class Light a Fire and Stove - [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/firstclass/FC4e.m4v BSA Video: First Class Patrol Cooking (See notes.)

Meal Planning

Shortcut:
Meal Planning

  BSA Video: First Class Patrol Menu Planning - BSA Video: First Class Obtaining Ingredients

Recipes

Shortcut:
Recipes

Food Handling

Shortcut:
Food Handling

  BSA Video: First Class Food Handling and Disposal (See notes.)

  Video: How to Prevent Bears from Getting into Your Food Supply While Camping - Video: How to Keep Food Safe from Animals When Camping & Hiking - Video: How to Pack Food for a Camping Trip

Outdoor Cooking

Shortcut:
Outdoor Cooking

  BSA Video: Second Class Cook a Meal - BSA Video: Tenderfoot Help Cook a Meal (See notes.)
  Outdoor Cooking Videos: Food Selection - Food Quality - Stoves - Utensils - Water Purification - Leave No Trace

Cooking Gear

Shortcut:
Cooking Gear

  BSA Video: First Class Cooking Gear (See notes.)

  Video: Picking a Stove

Dutch Oven Cooking

Shortcut:
Dutch Oven Cooking


First Aid

Shortcut:
Outdoor First Aid


Gear

Shortcut:
Outdoor Gear

  Video: Packing

  Video: Gear

Lights

Shortcut:
Lights

  Video: Lighting Needs

Checklists

Shortcut:
Outdoor Checklists


Hiking Skills

Shortcut:
Hiking Skills

See Hiking Merit Badge. Make Hiking A Part of Your Troop Program.   BSA Video: Second Class Five-Mile Hike (See notes.)
  Hiking Videos - Videos: Planning - Videos: Footwear - Packing for Day Hikes - How to Choose & Use a Backpack for a Day Hike - Video: Keeping a Hiking Pace - Video: How to Keep Your Feet Dry - Video: Hike Planning - Video: Hiking for Beginners - Video: Advanced Hike Plans


Hydration

Shortcut:
Hydration

  REI: Hydration - Video: Hydration - Video: Hiking Water Gear
*REI: Hydration System - REI: Water Bottles - REI: Cleaning Water Bottles - REI: Water - REI: Water Treatment: Backcountry - REI: Water Risks


Leave No Trace

Shortcut:
Outdoor_Skills#Leave No Trace


Navigation

Shortcut:
Navigation -or- Map and Compass

Navigation Without a Compass

Shortcut:
Navigation Without a Compass

  BSA Video: First Class Find Directions (See notes.)
  Video: Find the North Star - Video: Find North Without a Compass - Video: How to Use Growing Moss - Video: How to Use Moving Water - Video: How to Use the Sun

Maps

Shortcut:
Maps -or- Topographic Maps

  Video: How to Read a Topographical Map - Video: Map Features - Video: Map & Compass - Video: Maps & Guidebooks

Compass

Shortcut:
Compass

  Video: Second Class Compass Skills (See notes.)
  Video: How to Use a Compass - Video: Compass & GPS When Hiking - REI Video: Navigation Basics - Map & Compass - REI Video: Parts of a Compass

GPS

Shortcut:
GPS

  REI: GPS Glossary - REI: GPS Initialization Process - REI: GPS Receivers - REI Video: GPS - How to Use

Geocaching

Shortcut:
Geocaching

Orienteering Skills

Shortcut:
Orienteering Skills

See: Orienteering Merit badge. Make Orienteering A Part of Your Troop Program.   BSA Video: First Class Orienteering Course (See notes.)


Outdoor Code

Shortcut:
Outdoor_Skills#Outdoor Code


Sleeping Bags

Shortcut:
Sleeping Bags

  Video: Sleeping Bags - Video: Choosing a Sleeping Bag - Video: Buying Sleeping Bags - Staying Warm in a Sleeping Bag - Video: Selecting a Sleeping Bag -


Sleeping Pads

Shortcut:
Sleeping Pads

  Video: How to Choose a Sleeping Pad - Video: Sleeping Pads - Video: Selecting a Ground Mat

Tent Types

Shortcut:
Tent Types

  Video: Tents - Video: How to Choose a Tent - Video: How to Pitch a Tent - Video: How to Set Up a Tent


Tent Setup

Shortcut:
Tent Setup

  BSA Video: Tenderfoot Help Pitch a Tent - BSA Video: Second Class Pitch a Tent (See notes.)

  Video: Where to Set Up a Tent - Video: Clearing an Area for a Tent - Video: How to Stake Down a Tent - Video: Laying Out Ground Tarp for Tents - Video: Laying Out a Tent - Video: Putting Tent Poles Together - Video: Raising a Tent


Water Purification

Shortcut:
Water Purification

  Video: Importance of Water Purification - Video: Safe Drinking Water - Water Video: Purification Process - Video: Finding Fresh Water - Video: Water Purification

  Video: Purifying Water - Video: Methods of Water Purification - Video: How to Select a Water Purification System Videos: Water Treatment Options: Filters - Chemicals - UV - Bottle Filters - Boiling Water - Cleanable Filters - Water Tablets


Weather Skills

Shortcut:
Weather Skills

  Video: Adapting to Weather - Video: How to Gauge the Weather - Video: How to Check the Weather


Wilderness Survival Skills

Shortcut:
Wilderness Survival Skills

See: Wilderness Survival Merit badge. Make Wilderness Survival A Part of Your Troop Program.
  Survival Lesson Videos: Video: Wilderness Survival Tips - Video: Assessing the Surroundings - Video: Identifying Plants & Food - Video: Patience & Making Decisions - Video: Using Personal Possessions - Video: Desert - Video: Using Pinecones

Survival Kit

Shortcut:
Survival Kit

  Video: Survival Kit - Video: Survival Kit -

Survival Shelter

Shortcut:
Survival Shelter

  Video: Build a Shelter - Video: Using Straw Grass - Video: Finding Shelter - Video: Lean-To Shelters

Survival Signaling

Shortcut:
Survival Signaling

  Video: Signaling


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