There’s an argument to be made for having a physical copy of important outdoor survival information.
Ken and Colin discuss the venerable Field Book for Canadian Scouting, once a staple of a Scout’s program materials in Scouts Canada’s program, and now an often-pricey collector’s item. This episode isn’t intended as an endorsement of any of the below-mentioned materials; it’s more a curated list of works that Ken and Colin have come across over the years.
The Field Book may be out of print, but there are several reasonable alternatives available. Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts might find some utility in Ranger Rick’s Kids Guide series of books. Ultimate Survival Technologies’ Learn & Live Cards are pocket-sized reference cards for various survival concepts. The SAS Survival Guide might be great for Scouts (and older youth). And Ken and Colin would be remiss if they didn’t also mention Mors Kochanski’s various writings. The 2014 BSA Fieldbook is also an excellent option.
The 36th Ottawa Cub Scouts' winter challenge for Cub Scouts is still ongoing.
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Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod