Children and Youth Books

Skills: Field Guide to Nature and Survival for Children:  Tom Brown Jr. Stories/Novels: My Side of the Mountain:  Jean Craighead George  This was my favorite book growing up. It’s a story of a boy who runs away to the Catskill Mountains to learn to live off the land. It is a grand adventure and has …

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Philosophy Books

The Vision:  Tom Brown Jr.  The Quest:  Tom Brown Jr. Grandfather:  Tom Brown Jr. The Journey:  Tom Brown Jr. Awakening Spirits:  Tom Brown Jr. Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing:  Robert Wolff  This book contains stories of the author’s experiences with a number of indigenous people from around the world. He discovers …

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Howard Holt

Wilderness Survival Books

General/Multiple Skills:  These books include field guides with a variety  skills or books focusing on one aspect of primitive living. Flintknapping Bows  

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Books we Recommend

There are so many books out there on skills, plants, tracking and philosophy, but some are definitely better than others. These books have been recommended by Tracker students who have used them and found them helpful.¬†We have divided them by categories, and some, like the plant books, by region. General Skills and Survival Tracking Edible …

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