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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.

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.
Author(s): Dave Canterbury, Ph.D. Jason A. Hunt

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.
Author(s): Dave Canterbury

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.
Author(s): Mors Kochanski

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?
Author(s): Tim MacWelch, The Editors of Outdoor Life

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!
Author(s): Richard Graves

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.
Author(s): Dave Canterbury

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.
Author(s): Dave Canterbury

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.
Author(s): Dave Canterbury, Ph.D. Jason A. Hunt

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!
Author(s): Tim MacWelch

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.
Author(s): Tony Nester

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.
Author(s): Jim Cobb

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.
Author(s): Gary Collins

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.
Author(s): Beau Griffin

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.
Author(s): Richard Graves

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.
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 Library 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.

Camping's Top Secrets: A Lexicon of Modern Bushcraft

Author(s): Cliff Jacobson
ID: 3213714, Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2022, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf

The Bushcraft Survival Bible

Author(s): Doug, H. Wills
ID: 3374900, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: azw3

The Bushcraft Essentials Field Guide: The Basics You Need to Pack, Know, and Do to Survive in the Wild

Author(s): Dave Canterbury
ID: 3614704, Publisher: Adams Media, Year: 2022, Size: 12 Mb, Format: epub

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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