Welcome to Sherwood Outdoors

The home of the Outdoor Field Guide!
The waterproof camping and outdoor book. 
200 pages covering everything you need to get going outdoors, printed on specialist material that is wipe clean, tear proof and waterproof all in a handy ring binder.

Whether you're teaching outdoor education or expanding your personal knowledge, The Outdoor Field Guide is the go to, illustrated, manual!

The Outdoor Field Guide

What's in the guide:-

  • On the hill - useful hint tips and advice on staying safe in the hills including: planning, travel on steep ground, safety on the hill, dealing with animals, environment and sanitation, country side code.
  • Equipment - packing your bag, kit list, rucksacks, boots, fuel and stoves, knife axe and saw.
  • Shelter - tarps, hammocks, tents, debris shelters, snow shelters.
  • Navigation - understand the compass, understanding maps and contours, bearings, walking speed, estimating distance, understanding terrain, bushcraft.
  • Weather - safety, temperature and wind chill, avalanche, clouds, wind, beaufort scale, pressure systems and fronts, weatherlore.
  • Food & water - recipes, cooking tips, water collection, filtration.
  • Knots & lashings - terminology, rope care, stopper knots, climbing knots, sailing knots, bends and hitches, lashings, whipping and splicing, camp gadgets.
  • Fire - trees and burning properties, tinders, how to build a fire, friction fire, fire ignition.
  • Trees - identification of 40 common UK trees and their uses, history and mythology, winter twigs, bark, leaf morphology.
  • Fauna - common UK animal tracks, dear, mustelids, UK birds of prey.
  • First Aid - DR ABC & CPR, burns and scalds, cuts and fractures, seizures and attacks, infections and reactions, effects of heat and cold, stings and bites, natural remedies.
  • Safety Advice - the priorities of survival, fire safety, water safety, falling through ice, quicksand and mud, avalanche, signalling, risk assessments.

All put together in a ring binder so you can hand out specific pages or take pages on your walks for reference.

Waterproof & wipe clean so finally an outdoor book you can take....outdoors!

Watch out for future additions to the guide and add them in to your ring binder.

Outdoor Educational Banners

Our 'BIG', tough, waterproof banners, designed for the rigours of Forest School, camps and outdoor activity centres, or in the class room or group activity hall.

  • How to identify Common Garden Birds Identification Outdoor Banner A1
    How to identify Garden Birds Identification waterproof outdoor banner/poster A!
    Regular price
    $52.00
    Sale price
    $52.00
  • Leaf Identification Outdoor Banner A1
    Leaf Identification tree identification waterproof poster Outdoor Banner A1
    Regular price
    $39.00
    Sale price
    $39.00
  • The full set of outdoor banners (FREE BANNER OFFER)
    The full set of outdoor banners (FREE BANNER OFFER)
    Regular price
    $324.00
    Sale price
    $324.00
  • Classic Knots Outdoor Banner A1
    How to tie Knots waterproof outdoor banner poster Knot general terms Sheepshank Marlinspike hitch Clove hitch Roundturn and two half hitches Evenk hitch Reef knot Carrick bend
    Regular price
    $39.00
    Sale price
    $39.00
  • How to tie Climbing Knots Outdoor Banner A1
    How to tie Climbing Knots Outdoor Banner stopper knots Water knot (overhand bend/tape knot) Double fisherman's knot Figure of eight Figure of eight on a bight Double figure of eight (bunny ears) Clove hitch Munter hitch Munter mule Alpine butterfly hitch Prussic knot Knot and rope safety
    Regular price
    $39.00
    Sale price
    $39.00

Which is your favourite garden bird?

50 of the most common garden birds of the UK, exquisitely hand painted and printed onto 100% cotton rag paper. Available framed or print only. >> Click here to view all 50 birds

  • Blackbird (female) framed print bird painting fine art print
    Female blackbird  bird painting fine art print
    Regular price
    $26.00
    Sale price
    $26.00
  • Blackbird (Male) framed print hand painted art print
    Male Blackbird hand painted art print
    Regular price
    $26.00
    Sale price
    $26.00
  • Blackcap framed print bird painting fine art print
    Blackcap Bird Painting fine art print
    Regular price
    $26.00
    Sale price
    $26.00
  • Blue Tit framed print bird painting fine art print
    Blue tit bird painting fine art print
    Regular price
    $26.00
    Sale price
    $26.00
  • Brambling framed print bird painting fine art print
    Brambling bird painting fine art print
    Regular price
    $26.00
    Sale price
    $26.00

Fully waterproof and wipe clean, ideal to teach outdoor education for Scouts, Girl Guides, DofE, Boy's Brigade, Cadets & Schools! Finally an outdoors book you can take...outdoors!