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==Backpacking==
==Backpacking==
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{{Shortcut|[[Backpacking Skills]]}}
'''See''': [[Backpacking|Backpacking Merit Badge]] and [[Philmont Scout Ranch]].
'''See''': [[Backpacking|Backpacking Merit Badge]] and [[Philmont Scout Ranch]].
*[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]
*[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]
====Backpacks====
====Backpacks====
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{{Shortcut|[[Backpacks]]}}
*[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]
*[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]
*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]
*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]
====Backpacking Gear====
====Backpacking Gear====
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{{Shortcut|[[Backpacking Gear]]}}
*[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]
*[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]
==Cooking==
==Cooking==
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{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor Cooking]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Cooking Skills]]}}
'''See''': [[Cooking|Cooking Merit badge]] and [[TPF-Cooking|Make Cooking A Part of Your Troop Program]].
'''See''': [[Cooking|Cooking Merit badge]] and [[TPF-Cooking|Make Cooking A Part of Your Troop Program]].
====Meal Planning====
====Meal Planning====
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{{Shortcut|[[Meal Planning]]}}
*[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]
*[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]
====Recipes====
====Recipes====
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{{Shortcut|[[Recipes]]}}
* [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]
* [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]
==== Food Handling ====
==== Food Handling ====
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{{Shortcut|[[Food Handling]]}}
[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]
[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]
====Outdoor Cooking====
====Outdoor Cooking====
*[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]
*[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]
====Cooking Gear====
====Cooking Gear====
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{{Shortcut|[[Cooking Gear]]}}
*[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]
*[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]
====[[Dutch Oven Cooking]]====
====[[Dutch Oven Cooking]]====
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{{Shortcut|[[Dutch Oven Cooking]]}}
*[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]
*[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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== Campfires==
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{{Shortcut|[[Campfires]]}}
*'''See''': [[Fire Safety]] merit badge and [[Firem'n Chit]].
*'''See''': [[Fire Safety]] merit badge and [[Firem'n Chit]].
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====Fire Site====
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==== Campfire Building====
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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/14517_build-fire-site.htm Video: Fire Site] -
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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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- [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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==== Campfire Types====
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{{Shortcut|[[Campfire Types]]}}
*[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]
*[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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==== Campfire Starting====
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{{Shortcut|[[Campfire Starting]]}}
*[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] -
*[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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====Campfire Safety====
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{{Shortcut|[[Campfire Safety]]}}
*[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]
*[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]
==Campsite==
==Campsite==
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{{Shortcut|[[Campsite]]}}
*[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]
*[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]
*[http://usscouts.org/databases/camp/ocd.cgi Camps Database]
*[http://usscouts.org/databases/camp/ocd.cgi Camps Database]
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==Clothing==
==Clothing==
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{{Shortcut|[[Clothing]]}}
====Footwear====
====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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{{Shortcut|[[Footwear]]}}
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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/breaking+in+hiking+boots.html REI: Breaking in New Hiking Boots] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hiking+footwear.html REI: Hiking Boots] - [http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage709.pdf Amer. Hiking Soc: Footwear] -
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/caring+hiking+boots.html REI: Hiking Boots Care & Repair]
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/caring+hiking+boots.html REI: Hiking Boots Care & Repair]
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+socks.html REI: Socks] -
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+socks.html REI: Socks] -
====Layering====
====Layering====
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{{Shortcut|[[Layering]]}}
*[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]
*[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]
====Cold Weather====
====Cold Weather====
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{{Shortcut|[[Cold Weather]]}}
[http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage693.pdf Amer. Hiking Soc: Cold] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/wool+clothing.html REI: Wool Clothing]
[http://www.americanhiking.org/AHSimg/detailimage/Detailimage693.pdf Amer. Hiking Soc: Cold] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/wool+clothing.html REI: Wool Clothing]
====Warm Weather====
====Warm Weather====
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{{Shortcut|[[Warm Weather]]}}
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sunscreen.html REI: Sun] -
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sunscreen.html REI: Sun] -
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sunglasses.html REI: Sunglasses]
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/sunglasses.html REI: Sunglasses]
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====Wet Weather====
====Wet Weather====
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15362_camping-packing-wetweather.htm Video: Wet Weather]
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{{Shortcut|[[Wet Weather]]}}
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/rainwear.html REI: Rainwear]
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15362_camping-packing-wetweather.htm Video: Wet Weather] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/rainwear.html REI: Rainwear]
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/restoring+repellency+outerwear.html REI: Water Repellency Care & Repair]
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/restoring+repellency+outerwear.html REI: Water Repellency Care & Repair]
==First Aid==
==First Aid==
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{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor_Skills#First Aid]]}}
* See [[First Aid Skills]] & [[First Aid Kit]]
* See [[First Aid Skills]] & [[First Aid Kit]]
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==Gear==
==Gear==
{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor Gear]]}}
{{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/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 Video: Gear] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2184_advanced-hiking-cold.htm Video: Cold Weather] -
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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 Video: Warm Weather] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/15365_camping-packing-socks.htm Socks] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/31536_basic-hiking-layering.htm Video: Layering] -
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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]
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/lightweight+hiking.html REI: Lightweight Hiking]
====Lights====
====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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{{Shortcut|[[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] -
====Checklists====
====Checklists====
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{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor Checklists]]}}
*[[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]
*[[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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==Hiking Skills==
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{{Shortcut|[[]]}}
'''See''' [[Hiking|Hiking Merit Badge]]
'''See''' [[Hiking|Hiking Merit Badge]]
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=hiking Hiking Videos]
 
====Hike Planning====
====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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{{Shortcut|[[]]}}
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*[http://www.expertvillage.com/results.aspx?q=hiking Hiking Videos] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/2193_advanced-hiking-planning.htm Videos: Planning] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/48528_appalachian-mountains-footwear.htm Videos: Footwear] -
*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]
*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]
==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] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hydration+system.html REI: Hydration System]
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{{Shortcut|[[Hydration]]}}
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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/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] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/water+bottles.html REI: Water Bottles]
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/cleaning+water+bottles.html REI: Cleaning Water Bottles]
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/cleaning+water+bottles.html REI: Cleaning Water Bottles]
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/water+researcher+QA.html REI: Water]
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/water+researcher+QA.html REI: Water]
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==Leave No Trace==
==Leave No Trace==
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{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor_Skills#Leave No Trace]]}}
{{Leave No Trace Links}}
{{Leave No Trace Links}}
==Navigation==
==Navigation==
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{{Shortcut|[[Navigation]] -or- [[Map & Compass]]}}
====Maps ====
====Maps ====
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{{Shortcut|[[Maps]] -or- [[Topographic Maps]]}}
*[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]
*[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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====Compass====
====Compass====
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{{Shortcut|[[Compass]]}}
*[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] -
*[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/staying+course.html REI: Staying on Course] - [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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[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====
====Geocaching====
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/gps+geocaching.html REI: Geocaching]
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{{Shortcut|[[]]}}
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[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/geocaching+expert+qa.html REI: Geocaching: Expert Q&A]
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/gps+geocaching.html REI: Geocaching] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/geocaching+expert+qa.html REI: Geocaching: Expert Q&A]
====GPS====
====GPS====
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/gps+glossary.html REI: GPS Glossary]
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{{Shortcut|[[GPS]]}}
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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+glossary.html REI: GPS Glossary] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/gps+initialization+process.html REI: GPS Initialization Process] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/gps+receiver.html REI: GPS Receivers]
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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]
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/gps+receiver+howto.html REI Video: GPS - How to Use]
==Outdoor Code==
==Outdoor Code==
 +
{{Shortcut|[[Outdoor_Skills#Outdoor Code]]}}
*[[Outdoor Code]]
*[[Outdoor Code]]
==Sleeping Bags==
==Sleeping Bags==
 +
{{Shortcut|[[]]}}
*[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]
*[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]
==Sleeping Pads==
==Sleeping Pads==
 +
{{Shortcut|[[]]}}
*[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]
*[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]
==Tents==
==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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{{Shortcut|[[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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tent#Current_tent_styles Types of Tents] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/407_set-up-tent.htm Video: Tents] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/family+base+camping+tent.html REI: Tents: Family/Base Camp] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+tent.html REI: Tents: Backpacking]
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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]
[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/caring+tent.html REI: Tent Care Care & Repair]
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==Weather==
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==Weather Skills==
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{{Shortcut|[[Weather Skills]]}}
* [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]
* [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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==Survival Skills ==
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{{Shortcut|[[Survival Skills]]}}
*[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]
*[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]
====Survival Kit====
====Survival Kit====
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{{Shortcut|[[Survival Kit]]}}
*[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]
*[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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====Survival Shelter====
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{{Shortcut|[[Survival Shelter]]}}
*[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]
*[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]
====Signaling====
====Signaling====
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{{Shortcut|[[Signaling]]}}
* [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/31530_hiking-survival-help-signals.htm Video: Signaling]
* [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/31530_hiking-survival-help-signals.htm Video: Signaling]
====Water Purification====
====Water Purification====
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{{Shortcut|[[Water Purification]]}}
*[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]
*[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]

Revision as of 17:05, 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

Shortcut:
Backpacking Skills

See: Backpacking Merit Badge and Philmont Scout Ranch.

Backpacks

Shortcut:
Backpacks

Backpacking Gear

Shortcut:
Backpacking Gear


Cooking

Shortcut:
Cooking Skills

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

Meal Planning

Shortcut:
Meal Planning

Recipes

Shortcut:
Recipes

Food Handling

Shortcut:
Food Handling

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

Outdoor Cooking

Cooking Gear

Shortcut:
Cooking Gear

Dutch Oven Cooking

Shortcut:
Dutch Oven Cooking


Campfires

Shortcut:
Campfires

Campfire Building

Shortcut:
Campfire Building
- Build a Fire - Video: Kindling -Video: Wood - Campfire building - REI: Campfire Basics - 

Campfire Types

Shortcut:
Campfire Types

Campfire Starting

Shortcut:
Campfire Starting

Campfire Safety

Shortcut:
Campfire Safety


Campsite

Shortcut:
Campsite


Clothing

Shortcut:
Clothing

Footwear

Shortcut:
Footwear

REI: Hiking Boots Care & Repair REI: Socks -

Layering

Shortcut:
Layering

Cold Weather

Shortcut:
Cold Weather

Amer. Hiking Soc: Cold - REI: Wool Clothing

Warm Weather

Shortcut:
Warm Weather

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

Wet Weather

Shortcut:
Wet Weather

REI: Water Repellency Care & Repair

First Aid

Shortcut:
Outdoor_Skills#First Aid


Gear

Shortcut:
Outdoor Gear

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

Lights

Shortcut:
Lights

Checklists

Shortcut:
Outdoor Checklists


Hiking Skills

Shortcut:
[[]]

See Hiking Merit Badge

Hike Planning

Shortcut:
[[]]


Hydration

Shortcut:
Hydration

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


Leave No Trace

Shortcut:
Outdoor_Skills#Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace-related links


Navigation

Shortcut:
Navigation -or- Map & Compass

Maps

Shortcut:
Maps -or- Topographic Maps

Compass

Shortcut:
Compass

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

Geocaching

Shortcut:
[[]]

GPS

Shortcut:
GPS

REI Video: GPS - How to Use


Outdoor Code

Shortcut:
Outdoor_Skills#Outdoor Code


Sleeping Bags

Shortcut:
[[]]


Sleeping Pads

Shortcut:
[[]]


Tents

Shortcut:
Tents

REI: Tent Care Care & Repair


Weather Skills

Shortcut:
Weather Skills

Survival Skills

Shortcut:
Survival Skills

Survival Kit

Shortcut:
Survival Kit

Survival Shelter

Shortcut:
Survival Shelter

Signaling

Shortcut:
Signaling

Water Purification

Shortcut:
Water Purification
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