The fifth-edition Fieldbook: Scouting's Manual of Basic and Advanced Skills for
Outdoor Adventure has been published by the Boy Scouts of America.
It covers hiking, camping, canoeing, mountain travel, ultralight backpacking, wilderness
navigation, whitewater kayaking, and much more.
This book is not just for Scouts and Scouting professionals. It's for anyone who
wants to plan an outdoor adventure or a simple camping trip. It's for every experienced
outdoorsman or the novice who wants to learn how to prepare for and enjoy the outdoors.
"For more than a century, our organization has focused on teaching outdoor skills
and leadership and providing opportunities for adventure and life-changing experiences,"
said Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive of the BSA. "The Fieldbook isn't
just for our Scouts—we want to share these important lessons with anyone who
seeks to explore, experience adventure, and appreciate nature."
You can buy the 2014 Fieldbook today at ScoutStuff.org for
$20 for the perfect-bound version or
$27 for one that's coil-bound. It's also available via Amazon for $20, and you can download it to read
on a Kindle or any device that uses the Kindle app, including Androids, iPads, and
Jonathan Jarvis, Director, National Park Service:
"Slip this Fieldbook into your pack as a terrific guide to the passion
of adventure, skills for the backcountry, and stewardship of the environment —three
keys to enjoying America's national parks and other public lands."
Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D., President, American Hiking Society:
"As a longtime hiker, outdoorsman, and Scouter, I recommend the Fieldbook
as an essential read for any outdoor enthusiast, regardless of age or ability. The
time-tested skills and practical approaches are a credible, invaluable resource
that will help make your outdoor adventures fun, safe, and memorable in America's
Dana Watts, Executive Director, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics:
"This new Fieldbook provides excellent, detailed guidance on how to put
Leave No Trace principles into action. Scouting plays a key role in developing the
next generation of outdoor stewards."