The AIARE Backcountry Decision-Making Field Book is an essential backcountry tool. It takes the principles learned in the AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) Level I course and puts them into a condensed fillable format.

The book is primarily the AIARE Risk Management Framework and is intended as a tool to organize group decision making, reducing the opportunities for subtle human errors to creep in. It includes some snow profile pages, avalanche rescue quick reference, a summary of snowpack tests, snowpack and weather abbreviations, the North American Danger Rating Scale, the nine avalanche types and observations and planning checklists.