Resources & References: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

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Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Safety, Search and Rescue, Signs, Signals, and Codes, and Wilderness Survival merit badge pamphlets
Davenport, Gregory J. Wilderness Survival, 2nd ed. Stackpole Books, 2012.
McNab, Chris. The Boy’s Book of Outdoor Survival: 101 Courageous Skills for Exploring the Dangerous Wild. Ulysses Press, 2008.
Nickens, T. Edward. The Total Outdoorsman Manual. Welden Owen, 2013.
Pewtherer, Michael. Wilderness Survival Handbook: Primitive Skills for Short-Term Survival and Long-Term Comfort. McGraw-Hill, 2010.
Tawrell, Paul. Camping and Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book. Paul Tawrell, 2011.
Towell, Colin. The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure. DK Publishing, 2012.
Wiseman, John. SAS Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere. Collins, 2011.

Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education
Backpacker Magazine
Equipped to Survive
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
Outside Magazine
Wild Survival Skills
Wilderness Education Association
Wilderness Survival
Wildwood Survival

Related Program Features
Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Emergency Preparedness, Outdoor Ethics, and Winter Camping

Photo and Illustration Credits
(coral snake, Wikipedia/Norman.benton, courtesy; camp stove, flashlight, and pocketknife, BSA file;, courtesy: desert landscape, ©optionm; jacket, ©Ruslan Kudrin), (BSA file)

We are grateful to Robert Newton, Niceville, Florida, for helping to develop the Wilderness Survival program feature.

Wilderness Survival Information Troop Meetings Main Event