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Boy Scout Fieldbook Paperback – June, 1978

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 582 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (June 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0894800191
  • ISBN-13: 978-0894800191
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #297,491 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By microjoe TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 11, 2006
Contrary to another review on this page, this book is still in print. This page was set up by a seller that was offereing an older version. The Fieldbook is a publication by the Boy Scouts of America and it is regularly updated, so if you buy used, always confirm the publication date from the buyer to make sure it's the one you want. My oldest copy is a 1967, but I bought a new one published 2004, a complete update from the 1984 edition. I believe there are 4 editions total. I like the nostalgic artwork in the old ones and I like to seee which methods have changed over the years. Great pictures on nearly every page, as well as instructional diagrams. Tons of helpful hints and advice, that is the result of nearly 100 years of Boy Scouting. One of the most interesting changes is the inclusion of co-ed pictures. There are tons of girls in the pictures joining in the activities. Do not confuse this with the Boy Scout handbook, the Fieldbook concentrates on the outdoors.

This is an extremely useful book for anyone interested in outdoor activities, especially camping. Beginning with organizing and planning for a trip, this book is a very complete tool for a camper. Tells you what to pack, how to select you equipment and gear such as boots, clothing, backpacks, pots and pans, cookstove, and more. It has handy pack lists so you do not forget to pack the essentials you will need.

It explains how to plan your menus and shop for nutritous camp food before you leave, And how to cook it when you get there. Next is the section on "Leave No Trace". It used to be that they recommended cutting down trees and saplngs to make all sorts of camp furniture. Nowadays the emphasis is on preserving nature so that others can enjoy it too.
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By ANS on November 29, 2013
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I completely enjoyed a review of some of the old ways of doing tasks as young boys. Also found joy in the memorable book still being published and available, Same as an older book I had and used for references. for camping and basic outdoor skills like compass reading and navigation, making your own pack rack for carrying your pack. Even the knots and Morse code and flag signals were still in my old memory .... fun read and cheaper than a trip to a hamburger shop..... The new books are not like this as I found them sadly lacking. My grandsons were pleased with surprise. ANS
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I had searched high and low for this edition which I remembered from childhood, and was ecstatic to find it at such a good price and in excellent condition! I wish every scout today could have this book, with its superb survival instructions along with it's more healthy codes of conduct and oaths..
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