Boys’ Life Outdoor Essentials Overview
Warm-Weather Camping (here is the annotated version)
Cold-Weather/Winter Camping (here is the annotated version)
Paddling/Canoeing (here is the annotated version)
Bicycling/Backpacking (here is the annotated version)
Cold Weather Fun: Winter Camping — includes a wealth of tips on everything from How to Pack a Backpack, How to Start a Campfire Without Matches or a LIghter, How to Use an Ax to Chop Wood, How to Whip and Fuse the Ends of Rope, How to Measure Distance By Counting Steps, and much, much more!
First Time Camping Guide: Beginner Camping for the Whole Family
Troop 628’s Winter Camping Tips (including some highlights from the BSA sites)
Please check out the troop Cooking Merit Badge resource page for cooking suggestions including camp and trail cooking.
NEIC’s Pauly Scout Shop in Vernon Hills or Scoutstuff.org
REI at Willow and Waukegan in Northbrook, and online
Uncle Dan’s Highland Park, Bannockburn, and Evanston
Dick’s Sporting Goods on Skokie Boulevard in Northbrook