This is an activity for a novel study for My Side of the Mountain. Throughout the book Sam uses a variety of survival skills to keep himself alive. As a final project I offered my students choice on projects to compete. One is a Wilderness Survival guide where they make their own book of survival skills that Sam used in the story. This is the template they use to complete the project. Most students have survival guides that are about 8 to 10 skills long. They then design their own over for their book. Furthermore, I often will bring in multiple samples of survival guides to help inspire them.
All of the resources for the unit can be found on my blog here: http://thejordanproject.ca/2015/03/17/my-side-of-the-mountain-novel-study/