Outdoor Skills and Adventures
Links and additional resources to accompany Basic Outdoor Skills trainings -- Please visit my new site at www.thevirtualvolunteer.com as my Scout Mom domain will soon be lost.
How to Build a Campfire
22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping
Animal Track ID Cards for explorers' packs
Orajel will stop mosquito bites from itching immediately. -- Must remember this... camping season is getting close!
Guide to Spider Bites | 22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping (I would rather not think about this, but it's good info to have.)
Transform flipflops into animal track shoes using a hot glue gun and sheets of coloured craft foam.
How to Make a Survival Bracelet In an emergency, you can use paracord for lashings, tourniquets, shoelaces, snares, tying splints, or, if you tease out the threads, even fishing lines and sewing threads. This bracelet lets you carry a useful amount at all times. WHAT YOU'LL NEED: scissors, a lighter, a tape measure, and 10 feet of 550 paracord. Text and photos by Bill Wachholder
Common North American Tree Leaf identification
Snake Identification Yellow on black friend of Jack. Red on Yellow will kill a fellow. (one exception). Know your pit viper families. Non poisonous snakes, can be nasty biters. If you don't know them don't get near them. If you do, make sure you really know your snakes :-) They are not pets, they live in the wild. Please don't domesticate North American Snakes.
Animal tracks: We could have used this a few times while camping.
Five Ways to Find North Without a Compass
Seeds International Paper - Life of the Forest