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* [[Boy Scouts]] earn their [[Camping]], [[Hiking]], [[Backpacking]], and [[Wilderness Survival]] Merit Badges.
* [[Boy Scouts]] earn their [[Camping]], [[Hiking]], [[Backpacking]], and [[Wilderness Survival]] Merit Badges.
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==Basic Skills==
 
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=camping Camping Lesson Videos]''': [http://www.scouting.org/applications/rankvideo.aspx BSA Skill Lesson Videos] -
 
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==Packing==
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==Basics==
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15348_camping-packing-intro.htm Packing]
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{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor Basics]]}}
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=camping Video: Camping Lesson Videos]: [http://www.scouting.org/applications/rankvideo.aspx BSA Skill Lesson Videos] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backcountry+health+topics.html REI: Backcountry Health Topics] -
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/before+leave+home.html REI: Before You Leave Home]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backcountry+health+topics.html REI: Health Risks: Sun, Bugs, Plants]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hygiene+sanitation.html REI: Hygiene and Sanitation in the Backcountry]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/trailhead+security.html REI: Trailhead Security]
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==Layering==
 
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15360_camping-packing-underlayers.htm Layering]
 
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==Wet Weather==
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==Backpacking==
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15362_camping-packing-wetweather.htm Wet Weather]
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'''See''': [[Backpacking|Backpacking Merit Badge]] and [[Philmont Scout Ranch]].
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/172_backpacking-video.htm Video: Backpacking] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+kitchen+supplies+checklist.html REI: Backpacking Kitchen Supplies Checklist] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+beginners.html REI: Backpacking for Beginners] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+ultralight+checklist.html REI: Backpacking: Ultralight Checklist] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+repair+kit+checklist.html REI: Backpacking: Repair Kit Checklist]
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====Backpacks====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1896_backpacking-frame-pack.htm Video: Internal vs. External Frame] - [http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwrec/touch/camping/ext-vs-int.html Internal Frame vs External Frame] - [http://www.helium.com/items/271210-the-difference-between-internal-frame-and-external-frame-backpacks Internal vs.External Frames] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpack.html REI: Backpacks] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/pack+backpack.html REI: Backpacks: How to Pack] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/conditioning+backpacking.html REI: Conditioning for Backpacking]
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*Videos: [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacks+adjusting+fit.html REI: Backpacks: Adjust the Fit] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacks+torso+hip+size.html REI: Backpacking: Find Torso/Hip Size] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hoist+loaded+backpack.html REI: Backpacks: How to Hoist]
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====Backpacking Gear====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1895_backpacking-gear.htm Video: Gear] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1902_backpacking-clothing.htm Video: Clothing] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1901_backpacking-food-prep.htm Video: Food] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15365_camping-packing-socks.htm Video: Socks] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+tent.html REI: Backpacking Tents]
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==Cooking==
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{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor Cooking]]}}
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'''See''': [[Cooking|Cooking Merit badge]] and [[TPF-Cooking|Make Cooking A Part of Your Troop Program]].
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====Meal Planning====
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*[http://usscouts.org/usscouts/cooking.asp USScouts.Org] - [http://www.macscouter.com/Cooking/ MacScouter] - [http://www.scoutorama.com/recipe/index.cfm Scoutorama] - [http://www.mypyramid.gov/ Food Pyramid] - [http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/resources/mypyramidclassroom.html USDA Nutrition] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/planning+menu.html REI: Planning a Menu] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/energy+foods.html REI: Energy Foods] - [http://www.aafcs.org AAFCS]
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====Recipes====
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* [http://www.recipesource.com/ RecipeSource.com] - [http://www.camprecipes.com/ CampRecipes.com] - [http://www.scouter.com/compass/Scout_Skills/Cooking/ Scouter.net] - [http://www.scribd.com/doc/124759/Boy-Scouts-FoilCooking-Cookbook Foil-Cooking] - [http://www.usscouts.org/macscouter/cubscouts/powwow00/Cooking.pdf Cub Scout Cookbook] - [http://www.netwoods.com/d-cooking.html NetWoods.com] - [http://www.cjnetworks.com/~kwood/scouting/menus/cooking.html Scout Cooking] - [http://gorp.away.com/gorp/food/recipes.htm The Trailside Cookbook] - [http://www.coon-n-crockett.org/cookbook.htm Buckskinner Cookbook] - [http://www.nay.org/cooking.htm Ol' Buffalo Outdoor Cooking Page] - [http://www.foodtv.com Food Network] - [http://www.meals.com Meals.com] - [http://www.recipelink.com The Recipe Link] - [http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking Exploratorium] - [http://www.foodsubs.com The Cook's Thesaurus] - [http://recipes.eserver.org/ The Recipes Folder] - [http://www.my-recipe.com/ MyRecipe.com]
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==== Food Handling ====
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[http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Food_Safety_While_Hiking_Camping_&_Boating/index.asp USDA Camping Food Safety] - [http://www.fightbac.org/content/view/11/18/ Fight Bacteria] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/food+handling+storage.html REI: Food Handling/Storage] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/food+organization.html REI: Food Organizing Tips] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/bear+resistant+canisters.html REI: Bear Canisters]
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====Outdoor Cooking====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/search.htm?s=camping+cooking Outdoor Cooking Videos]: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18284_hiking-gear-food.htm Food Selection] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/124340_camp-food-quantity.htm Food Quality] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/125937_starting-stoves-when-backpacking.htm Stoves] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/124339_camp-cooking-utensils.htm Utensils] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15355_camping-packing-purified.htm Water Purification] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1964_low-impact-hiking.htm Leave No Trace]
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====Cooking Gear====
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/right+cookware.html REI: Cookware] - [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/SearchPage.aspx?page=LIST&free_text=cooking BSA Cooking Gear] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+stove.html REI: Stoves] - [http://www.sbcfire.com/fp/safety/campstoves.html Stove Safety]
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====[[Dutch Oven Cooking]]====
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*[http://www.idos.com/ International Dutch Oven Society] - [http://www.usscouts.org/cooking/cook_05.html USScouts.Org] - [http://www.usscouts.org/macscouter/Cooking/DutchOven.asp MacScouter] - [http://www.dutchovencookware.com/dutch-oven-recipes.html dutchovencookware.com]
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==Fires==
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*'''See''': [[Fire Safety]] merit badge and [[Firem'n Chit]].
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====Fire Site====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14517_build-fire-site.htm Video: Site] -
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====Fire Building====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/31518_hiking-survival-build-fire.htm Build a Fire] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14519_build-fire-wood-names.htm Video: Kindling] -[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14518_build-fire-wood-where.htm Video: Wood] - [http://www.howtocampingtips.com/breaking-camp/campfire-building-tips.php Campfire building] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/campfire+basics.html REI: Campfire Basics] -
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====Fire Types====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14529_build-fire-logcabin-fire.htm Video: Log Cabin] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14530_build-fire-teepee-fire.htm Video: Tee Pee] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130477_wilderness-survival-skills-building-speed.htm Video: Building a Speed Fire]
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====Fire Starting====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/980_build-fire.htm Video: Video: Fire Starting] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/14527_build-fire-flint-steel.htm Video: Flint & Steel] - [http://www.ultimatesurvival.com/product_view.cfm?product_line_ID=156 Video: BlastMatch] - [http://wildwoodsurvival.com/survival/fire/battery/index.html Video: Steel Wool] - [http://www.firepiston.com/ Video: Fire Piston] - [http://wildwoodsurvival.com/survival/fire/magnifier/index.html Video: Magnifying Glass] -
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====Fire Safety====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/989_campfire-safety.htm Video: Safety] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/5388_campfire-do-not-dispose.htm Video: Dangers]
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==Campsite==
==Campsite==
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* [http://www.rei.com/LearnShareDetailArticlesList?storeId=8000&categoryId=Camping&url=rei/learn/camp/rtcmp2f.jsp Campsite Selection] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1900_backpacking-campsite.htm Campsite]
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1900_backpacking-campsite.htm Video: Campsites] - [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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*[http://usscouts.org/databases/camp/ocd.cgi Camps Database]
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==Sleeping Bags==
 
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_bag#Design_types Types of Sleeping Bags] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15358_camping-packing-syntheticsleepingbag.htm Video: Sleeping Bags]
 
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==Sleeping Pads==
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==Clothing==
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15364_camping-packing-pads.htm Pads ]
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====Footwear====
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/breaking+in+hiking+boots.html REI: Breaking in New Hiking Boots] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hiking+footwear.html REI: Hiking Boots]
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[http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage709.pdf Amer. Hiking Soc: Footwear] -
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/caring+hiking+boots.html REI: Hiking Boots Care & Repair]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+socks.html REI: Socks] -
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==Tents==
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====Layering====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tent#Current_tent_styles Types of Tents] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/407_set-up-tent.htm Video: Tents]
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15360_camping-packing-underlayers.htm Video: Layering] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/dress+layers.html REI: Layering] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/temperature+extremes.html REI: Temperature Extremes]
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==Water Purification==
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====Cold Weather====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15355_camping-packing-purified.htm Water Purification]
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[http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage693.pdf Amer. Hiking Soc: Cold] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/wool+clothing.html REI: Wool Clothing]
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==Leave No Trace==
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====Warm Weather====
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*[[Leave No Trace]] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1964_low-impact-hiking.htm Leave No Trace]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sunscreen.html REI: Sun] -
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sunglasses.html REI: Sunglasses]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sun+protection.html REI: Sun-Protection Clothing]
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==Outdoor Code==
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====Wet Weather====
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*[[Outdoor Code]]
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15362_camping-packing-wetweather.htm Video: Wet Weather]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/rainwear.html REI: Rainwear]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/restoring+repellency+outerwear.html REI: Water Repellency Care & Repair]
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==Camping Checklist==
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==First Aid==
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*[[Camping Checklist]]s - [http://www.howtocampingtips.com/camping-checklist/camping-checklist.php More Checklists]
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* See [[First Aid Skills]] & [[First Aid Kit]]
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==Cooking==
 
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*[http://usscouts.org/cooking.asp Cooking] - [http://usscouts.org/camping.asp USScouts: Camping] - [[Cooking|Cooking Merit Badge]] - [[Template:Outdoor Cooking Links]]
 
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==Camps==
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==Gear==
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*[http://usscouts.org/databases/camp/ocd.cgi Camps Database]
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{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor Gear]]}}
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15348_camping-packing-intro.htm Video: Packing] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/insect+repellent.html REI: Insect Repellent] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/trekking+poles+hiking+staffs.html REI: Trekking Poles and Hiking Staffs] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/binoculars.html REI: Binoculars] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/twoway+radios.html REI: Two-Way Radios] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2187_advanced-hiking-equipment.htm Gear] -
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2184_advanced-hiking-cold.htm Cold Weather] -
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2185_advanced-hiking-warm-weather.htm Warm Weather] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15365_camping-packing-socks.htm Socks] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/31536_basic-hiking-layering.htm Layering] -
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/lightweight+hiking.html REI: Lightweight Hiking]
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====Lights====
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/flashlight.html REI: Flashlights] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/headlamp.html REI: Headlamps] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/lantern.html REI: Lanterns] -
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====Checklists====
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*[[Camping Checklist]]s - [http://www.howtocampingtips.com/camping-checklist/camping-checklist.php More Checklists] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/adventure+travel+gear+checklist.html REI: Adventure Travel Checklist] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+checklist.html REI: Backpacking Checklist] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/snow+camping+checklist.html REI: Snow Camping Checklist] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/ten+essentials.html REI: The Ten Essentials]
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==Hiking==
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'''See''' [[Hiking|Hiking Merit Badge]]
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=hiking Hiking Videos]
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====Hike Planning====
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2193_advanced-hiking-planning.htm Planning] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/48528_appalachian-mountains-footwear.htm Footwear] -
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*Hiking Links: '''[http://www.americanhiking.org Amer. Hiking Soc:]''' [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage263.pdf Safety] - [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage4a1.pdf Food] - [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage4a7.pdf Myths] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/day+hiking+checklist.html REI: Day Hike Checklist] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/daypack.html REI: Daypacks]
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==Water Treatment==
 
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*[http://www.rei.com/learn/Camping/rei/learn/camp/clwatertreatf?vcat=REI_EXPERT_ADVICE_CAMPING Water Treatment]
 
==Hydration==
==Hydration==
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hydrate.html Hydration] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1905_backpacking-hydration.htm Video: Hydration] -
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hydrate.html Hydration] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1905_backpacking-hydration.htm Video: Hydration] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hydration+system.html REI: Hydration System]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/water+bottles.html REI: Water Bottles]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/cleaning+water+bottles.html REI: Cleaning Water Bottles]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/water+researcher+QA.html REI: Water]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/water+treatment+backcountry.html REI: Water Treatment: Backcountry]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/water+risks.html REI: Water Risks]
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==Backpacking==
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==Leave No Trace==
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==Backpacks==
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{{Leave No Trace Links}}
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*[http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwrec/touch/camping/ext-vs-int.html Internal Frame vs External Frame] - [http://www.helium.com/items/271210-the-difference-between-internal-frame-and-external-frame-backpacks The Difference between Internal- and External-frame backpacks] - [http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwrec/touch/camping/ext-vs-int.html Internal Frame vs External Frame]
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1902_backpacking-clothing.htm Clothing] -
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1901_backpacking-food-prep.htm Food] -
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/172_backpacking-video.htm Backpacking Lesson Videos]''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1895_backpacking-gear.htm Gear] -
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1896_backpacking-frame-pack.htm Internal vs. External Frame] -
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15365_camping-packing-socks.htm Socks] -
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==Hiking==
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==Navigation==
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=hiking Hiking Lesson Videos]''': [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2193_advanced-hiking-planning.htm Planning] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/48528_appalachian-mountains-footwear.htm Footwear] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2177_advanced-hiking-avoiding-blisters.htm Blisters] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2187_advanced-hiking-equipment.htm Gear] -
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====Maps ====
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2184_advanced-hiking-cold.htm Cold Weather] -
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/right+map.html REI: Maps] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#partsofamap REI Video: Map Basics] - [http://store.usgs.gov/ Free US Geological Survey Topographic Maps] - [http://www.topozone.com/ Topozone.com] - [http://maps.google.com/ Google Satellite, Street, and Terrain Maps]
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2185_advanced-hiking-warm-weather.htm Warm Weather]
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====Compass====
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/compass.html REI: Compasses] - [http://mdc.mo.gov/howto/compass/two.htm How a Compass Works] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/compass+declination.html REI: Declination] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html REI Video: Navigation Basics - Map & Compass] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#partsofacompass REI Video: Parts of a Compass] -
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/staying+course.html REI: Staying on Course]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/lost.html REI: If You Become Lost] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#maptocompass REI Video: Map to Compass] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#compasstomap REI Video: Compass to Map] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#triangulation REI Video: Triangulation]
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====Geocaching====
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/gps+geocaching.html REI: Geocaching]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/geocaching+expert+qa.html REI: Geocaching: Expert Q&A]
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====GPS====
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/gps+glossary.html REI: GPS Glossary]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/gps+initialization+process.html REI: GPS Initialization Process]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/gps+receiver.html REI: GPS Receivers]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/gps+receiver+howto.html REI Video: GPS - How to Use]
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==Outdoor Code==
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*[[Outdoor Code]]
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==Sleeping Bags==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_bag#Design_types Types of Sleeping Bags] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15358_camping-packing-syntheticsleepingbag.htm Video: Sleeping Bags] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sleeping+bag.html REI: Sleeping Bags for Camping] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sleeping+bag+backpacking.html REI Video: Sleeping Bags for Backpacking] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/caring+sleeping+bag.html REI: Sleeping Bags Care & Repair] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/bivy+sack.html REI: Bivy Sacks]
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==Sleeping Pads==
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15364_camping-packing-pads.htm Video: Sleeping Pads] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/right+sleeping+pad.html REI: Sleeping Pads]
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==Tents==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tent#Current_tent_styles Types of Tents] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/407_set-up-tent.htm Video: Tents]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/family+base+camping+tent.html REI: Tents: Family/Base Camp]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+tent.html REI: Tents: Backpacking]
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/caring+tent.html REI: Tent Care Care & Repair]
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[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15365_camping-packing-socks.htm Socks]
 
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*Hiking Links: '''[http://www.americanhiking.org Amer. Hiking Soc.]''': [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage263.pdf Safety] - [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage4a1.pdf Food] - [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage693.pdf Cold] - [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage4a7.pdf Myths] - [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage709.pdf Footwear] -
 
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:'''[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/ REI]''': [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/compass.html Compass] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/day+hiking+checklist.html Day Hike] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/energy+foods.html Food] -
 
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/insect+repellent.html Insects] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/dress+layers.html Layering] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/lightweight+hiking.html Lightweight] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html Navigation] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/rainwear.html Rain] -
 
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+socks.html Socks] -
 
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sunscreen.html Sun] -
 
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/temperature+extremes.html Hot/Cold]
 
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*'''9a.''' Hiking - See [[Hiking|Hiking Merit Badge]]
 
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*'''9b.''' Backpacking - See [[Backpacking|Backpacking Merit Badge]]
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==Weather==
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* [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/weather+basics.html REI: Weather Basics] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130482_wilderness-survival-skills-adapting-weather.htm Video: Adapting to Weather]
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==Wilderness Survival==
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1960_hiking-survival.htm Survival Lesson Videos]: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/155865_wilderness-survival-tips.htm Video: Wilderness Survival Tips] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130483_wilderness-survival-skills-assessing-surroundings.htm Video: Assessing the Surroundings] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130480_wilderness-survival-skills-identifying-plants.htm Video: Identifying Plants & Food] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130485_wilderness-survival-skills-patience-making.htm Video: Patience & Making Decisions] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130479_wilderness-survival-skills-using-personal.htm Video: Using Personal Possessions] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1429_survive-desert.htm Video: Desert]
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====Survival Kit====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/131592_how-put-together-survival-kit.htm Video: Survival Kit] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/31516_hiking-survival-kit.htm Video: Survival Kit] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/129904_wilderness-survival-using-pinecones.htm Video: Using Pinecones]
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====Shelter====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/31523_hiking-survival-build-shelter.htm Video: Build a Shelter] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/129906_wilderness-survival-using-straw-grass.htm Video: Using Straw Grass] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130476_wilderness-survival-skills-finding-shelter.htm Video: Finding Shelter] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/7918_building-survival-lean-to-shelter.htm Video: Lean-To Shelters]
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====Signaling====
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* [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/31530_hiking-survival-help-signals.htm Video: Signaling]
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====Water Purification====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15355_camping-packing-purified.htm Video: Water Purification] - *[http://www.rei.com/learn/Camping/rei/learn/camp/clwatertreatf?vcat=REI_EXPERT_ADVICE_CAMPING Water Treatment] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/155850_wilderness-survival-safe-drinking-water.htm Video: Safe Drinking Water] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/155855_wilderness-survival-water-purification-process.htm Water Video: Purification Process] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/155851_wilderness-survival-water-purification-tablets.htm Water Video: Purification Tablets] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130478_wilderness-survival-skills-finding-fresh.htm Video: Finding Fresh Water]
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Revision as of 16:45, May 29, 2009

MeritBadge.Org offers resource and video links for Backpacking, Campfire Building, Clothing, Cooking,
Cycling, First Aid, Navigation, Outdoor skills, Scout skills, Swimming, and Wilderness Survival skills.

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


Contents

Basics

Shortcut:
Outdoor Basics

REI: Before You Leave Home REI: Health Risks: Sun, Bugs, Plants REI: Hygiene and Sanitation in the Backcountry REI: Trailhead Security


Backpacking

See: Backpacking Merit Badge and Philmont Scout Ranch.

Backpacks

Backpacking Gear


Cooking

Shortcut:
Outdoor Cooking

See: Cooking Merit badge and Make Cooking A Part of Your Troop Program.

Meal Planning

Recipes

Food Handling

USDA Camping Food Safety - Fight Bacteria - REI: Food Handling/Storage - REI: Food Organizing Tips - REI: Bear Canisters

Outdoor Cooking

Cooking Gear

Dutch Oven Cooking


Fires

Fire Site

Fire Building

Fire Types

Fire Starting

Fire Safety


Campsite


Clothing

Footwear

Amer. Hiking Soc: Footwear - REI: Hiking Boots Care & Repair REI: Socks -

Layering

Cold Weather

Amer. Hiking Soc: Cold - REI: Wool Clothing

Warm Weather

REI: Sun - REI: Sunglasses REI: Sun-Protection Clothing

Wet Weather

REI: Rainwear REI: Water Repellency Care & Repair

First Aid


Gear

Shortcut:
Outdoor Gear

Cold Weather - Warm Weather - Socks - Layering - REI: Lightweight Hiking

Lights

REI: Flashlights - REI: Headlamps - REI: Lanterns -

Checklists


Hiking

See Hiking Merit Badge

Hike Planning

Planning - Footwear -


Hydration

REI: Water Bottles REI: Cleaning Water Bottles REI: Water REI: Water Treatment: Backcountry REI: Water Risks


Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace-related links


Navigation

Maps

Compass

REI: Staying on Course REI: If You Become Lost - REI Video: Map to Compass - REI Video: Compass to Map - REI Video: Triangulation

Geocaching

REI: Geocaching: Expert Q&A

GPS

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


Outdoor Code


Sleeping Bags


Sleeping Pads


Tents

REI: Tents: Family/Base Camp REI: Tents: Backpacking REI: Tent Care Care & Repair


Weather

Wilderness Survival

Survival Kit

Shelter

Signaling

Water Purification

Personal tools
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