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Fieldbook: Your Guide to the Outdoors

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 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 iPhones.

Fieldbook Testimonials

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 great outdoors."

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."