Outdoor Skills

By Candice Chaplin | June 24 2021 | Nonfiction

10.1 million households camped for the first time in 2020, and more than 60% of these first-time campers plan to camp the same or more in the coming year (Kampgrounds of America’s annual North American Camping Report). Camping, hiking, and outdoor skills backlist is sure to see increases, so we need to ensure customers are well-stocked.

According to the same report, campers are also more diverse than ever as the incidence of camping among non-white and same-sex communities meets or exceeds national representation. Six-in-10 first-time campers in 2020 represent diverse ethnic groups, while 61% of same-sex households camp with children, an increase of 12 percentage points over 2019.

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The Survival Handbook
Survive anything life throws at you with the ultimate visual guide to camping, wilderness, and outdoor survival skills.
$19.99 US
Mar 24, 2020
World except UK/Ireland

Play The Forest School Way
Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids
Books like Last Child in the Woods and Wild Child have stuck a chord with parents dissatisfied with leaving kids to grow up in "built" environments; the Forest School Movement dates back to the 1920s in Wisconsin and it is currently flourishing in the UK and Scandinavia.
$17.95 US
May 24, 2016
Watkins Publishing
World except UK/Ireland

How to Shit in the Woods, 4th Edition
An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art
The definitive guide to eco-friendly outdoor defecation--fully revised with a new introduction by renowned author and environmental activist Bill McKibben.
$12.99 US
Mar 03, 2020
Ten Speed Press

A Woman's Guide to the Wild
Your Complete Outdoor Handbook
For any woman who wants to get outside and play, here is the definitive guide to being a woman in the great outdoors.
$19.99 US
Mar 15, 2016
Sasquatch Books

Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking
Utilizing the ancient lore of Native Americans, Tom Brown passes on a timeless tradition that connects humankind to Earth. This unique volume teaches us the basics of sight, smell, and taste; it shows us how to become one with nature, and how to receive all the signs and signals of the multitude of living creatures with whom we share the beauty and bounty of the wilderness.• How to restore to our senses all the amazing powers stolen away by civilization• How to move as silently as the Native American scouts• How to spot and identify the tracks of a vast variety of animals• How to find humas lost in the wildernessTOM BROWN'S FIELD GUIDES: America's most popular nature reference books, Tom Brown's bestselling field guides are specially designed for both beginners and experienced explorers. Fully illustrated and comprehensive, each volume includes practical information, time-tested nature skills, and exciting new ways to rediscover the earth around us.
$17.00 US
Oct 15, 1986