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Best Bushcraft Books You Should Read

There are countless Bushcraft courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Bushcraft Boxed Set: Bushcraft 101; Advanced Bushcraft; The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, & Cooking in the Wild; Bushcraft First Aid (2017)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadThe collection includes: : The primer to wilderness survival based on the author’s 5Cs of Survivability (cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages) Takes it to the next level with self-reliance skills that teach you how to survive with little to no equipment Provides everything you need to know about packing, finding, and preparing food while trekking Written with Jason A. Hunt, PhD, it’s the go-to first aid resource for anyone headed into the woods With this boxed set, you’ll be prepped and ready for your next outdoor adventure—wherever it takes you! #9,352 in Books (See Top 100 in…
Author(s): Dave Canterbury, Ph.D. Jason A. Hunt

2. Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival (2014)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadThe ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry! Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability–cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages–this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you’ll also discover detailed information…
Author(s): Dave Canterbury

3. Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival (2016)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadClear instructions, extensive use of diagrams, and a full color photo supplement detail all the practical skills and knowledge essential for surviving and enjoying the wilderness. Includes basic instructions for lighting and maintaining a fire, chopping wood and felling trees, creating a warm shelter, using knives and axes safely, finding plants and animals important for survival, cooking in the outdoors, and making tools, ropes, baskets, and more from plant materials. This title now has the ISBN 9781772130072, replacing the ISBN 9781551051222. #49,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #53 in Hunting #60…
Author(s): Mors Kochanski

4. The Ultimate Bushcraft Survival Manual (2017)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadWhat if you were dropped in the woods with little more than a knife, your wits, and the (hopefully warm) shirt on your back? Could you survive? If you’d read this book, the answer is yes! Survival! It’s one of our most primal fears, most basic needs. What do you do when everything is stripped away except your will to prevail? In this book, survival expert Tim MacWelch examines how native peoples around the world and throughout history have made their own shelter, weapons, tools, and more, and well as clever MacGuyver-esque ideas for using anything you might…
Author(s): Tim MacWelch, The Editors of Outdoor Life

5. The 10 Bushcraft Books (2015)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadNOT abridged! This is the complete book. The original and the Best!”The 10 Bushcraft Books” is, as the title suggests, literally all ten of Richard Graves’ “Bushcraft Handbooks” bound together as a convenient single volume, perfect for slipping into your rucksack. A true classic of the genre and out of print for more than forty years, “The 10 Bushcraft Books” is back! This edition is a perfect replica of the First Edition, with the same size, formatting, layout, page count and illustrations, but in a softcover format. Unlike the poorly-OCR’d, abridged, censored…
Author(s): Richard Graves

6. The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild (2016)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadRenowned outdoors expert and New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury provides you with all you need to know about packing, trapping, and preparing food for your treks and wilderness travels. Whether you’re headed out for a day hike or a weeklong expedition, you’ll find everything you need to survive–and eat well–out in the wild. Canterbury makes certain you’re set by not only teaching you how to hunt and gather, but also giving you recipes to make while on the trail. Complete with illustrations to accompany his instructions and a full-color photo guide of…
Author(s): Dave Canterbury

7. Advanced Bushcraft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival (2015)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadIn this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in Bushcraft 101, Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. He covers crucial survival skills like tracking to help you get even closer to wildlife, crafting medicines from plants, and navigating without the use of a map or compass. He also offers ways to improvise and save money on…
Author(s): Dave Canterbury

8. Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care (2017)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadOut in the woods or on top of a mountain, there’s no calling 9-1-1. Bushcraft First Aid teaches you how to be your own first responder. The authors’ years of experience and training will help hikers and backpackers deal with a variety of emergency situations, from cuts and burns to broken bones and head injuries. You’ll also learn what to pack and how to make bandages, dressings, and slings at a moment’s notice. As bushcraft experts, Canterbury and Hunt explain how to use plants as medicine to treat various conditions. Bushcraft First Aid provides the…
Author(s): Dave Canterbury, Ph.D. Jason A. Hunt

9. The Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual: 221 Primitive & Wilderness Survival Skills (2014)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadA manual for the modern hunter-gatherer, Outdoor Life 's Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual will teach you everything you need to know about foraging, hunting, and cooking in the wild. From finding wild edible plants to subsistence hunting, you'll learn how to live off the land while hunting like a caveman—and eating like a king. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift! Whether you’re using modern weapons, old-fashioned snares, or your own two hands, this book will show you the amazing range of hands-on (literally!) methods for…
Author(s): Tim MacWelch

10. When The Grid Goes Down, Disaster Preparations and Survival Gear For Making Your Home Self-Reliant (2013)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadDisasters come and go each year. It is through developing a self-reliant mindset, having essential survival gear, and possessing a handful of critical skills that will enable you and your family to prevail in an urban crisis. Jammed with field-tested information from real-world applications, survival instructor Tony Nester covers how to prepare for both short-term survival ranging from 24-72 hours as well as long-term situations resulting from a grid-down emergency or pandemic. When the Grid Goes Down will show you how to make your home and…
Author(s): Tony Nester

11. Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living (2014)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadThe preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social collapse caused by pandemic, failure of the grid or other long-term crises. Government pamphlets and other prepping books tell you how to hold out through an emergency until services are restored. This book teaches you how to survive when nothing returns to normal for weeks, months or even years, including: #4,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5 in Camping (Books) #9 in Hiking & Camping Instructional Guides #10 in Survival & Emergency Preparedness Would you like to…
Author(s): Jim Cobb

12. Living Off the Grid: What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility (2019)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadWorried that living off the grid means a life without comfort and convenience? Discover how to unplug without sacrificing the joys of the modern world. Wondering if an off the grid lifestyle is right for you? Scared that it'll be too challenging for you and your family to handle? Author and speaker Gary Collins literally wrote the book on how to transition to a life off the grid. After almost a decade of walking the walk, he's sharing his successes and failures alike so you can live the simple life without missing out on creature comforts.Living Off The Grid: What to Expect While Living the Life of…
Author(s): Gary Collins

13. Survival Medicine & First Aid: The Leading Prepper’s Guide to Survive Medical Emergencies in Tough Survival Situations (2016)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadFebruary 2017 Edition (layout issues fixed)★ ★ ★ FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY ★ ★ ★Buy the Paperback and Get the eBook for FREE! After a disaster, there’s a single, vital skill that very few survivors will have. Fighters and builders are important, but there is no survivor so valuable and sought after as the one who can help out when illness or injury strikes.As any good prepper knows, thinking ahead and planning ahead will enable you to live a good and healthy life completely off the grid. The ability to care for the sick and injured? That’s one of the most…
Author(s): Beau Griffin

14. Bushcraft: The Ultimate Guide to Survival in the Wilderness (2013)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadMany have died in the Australian bush who might have lived had they known the appropriate survival skills. Bushcraft covers all areas of survival and camping activities: making ropes and cords, building huts, camp craft, finding food and water, making maps, starting fires, tying knots, and fashioning hunting and trapping gear virtually every technique required to stay alive in the woods. With over 400 black-and-white illustrations and photographs, this book explains how to make use of natural materials found locally in any area, conserving instead of destroying native Flora and fauna. It describes many of the skills used by primitive man,…
Author(s): Richard Graves

15. Wild Edible Plants of Texas: A Pocket Guide to the Identification, Collection, Preparation, and Use of 60 Wild Plants of the Lone Star State (2016)

Best Bushcraft Books You Should ReadDesigned as a light-weight and field-portable reference booklet, Wild Edible Plants of Texas, highlights the Lone Star State's most important edible wild plants. To the point and understandable, this guide best suits the prepper or outdoor enthusiast in need of a salient introduction to the field. No fluff. Just the facts.Each of the 62 entries are comprised of the following sections: Range and Habitat, Edible Uses, Medicinal Uses (when applicable), Cautions, and Special Notes. Both common and scientific names are listed. Over 100 color photos assist in identification and in many cases showcase each plant's choice edible part. Every…
Author(s): Charles W. Kane

Best Bushcraft Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some bushcraft books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care

Author(s): Dave Canterbury, Jason A. Hunt
Publisher: Adams Media, Year: 2017, Size: 19 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2104338

Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine

Author(s):
Publisher: , Year: 2017, Size: 37 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2109775

The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild

Author(s): Dave Canterbury
Publisher: Adams Media, Year: 2016, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2104345

Advanced Bushcraft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Author(s): Dave Canterbury
Publisher: Adams Media, Year: 2015, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1397321

Wilderness Survival Tools: Bushcraft Strategies and Tools You Will Need to Know to Be Safe When Backpacking or Camping

Author(s): Michael Hansen
Publisher: , Year: 2015, Size: 204 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 1509280

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Author(s): Dave Canterbury
Publisher: Adams Media, Year: 2014, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1337054

Bushcraft: The Ultimate Guide to Survival in the Wilderness

Author(s): Richard Graves
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2013, Size: 20 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1157832

Bushcraft: The Ultimate Guide to Survival in the Wildernes

Author(s): Richard Graves
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2013, Size: 20 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1711537

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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