Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
#4 New York Times Best Seller*
The 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 on:
- Choosing the right items for your kit.
- Manufacturing needed tools and supplies.
- Collecting and cooking food.
- Protecting yourself from the elements.
With Canterbury's guidance, you'll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation, you'll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you've never imagined.
This book spends a good time gearing the novice to think and prepare for the outdoors and literally lays out all the areas one needs to cover from pack items, rope configurations, to building yourself a fire and setting up camp. What I like about this book is how well this book complements and Mors Kochanski's Bushcraft and Boreal Survival which if you had these books together in your personal library you would see what I mean. What Dave Canterbury did here was well thought out, and frankly it gives you the ideas and needed gear listings that by the time you are done finishing this book you would feel quite comfortable doing it yourself. And I in all seriousness you would sincerely enjoy how Mors Kochanski's books and Dave Canterbury's books work well together. I can't help but say how the points in which Dave focuses on really are broken down well and he doesn't really leave any room for question. In that I mean the way he approaches the topic is just well explained and to the point. One point I know, some may criticize, is his bringing up different products throughout the book, some which are ones he himself has made and sells. But frankly, being a user of those products I don't have any issues with it. The canteen he produced was well constructed and worth the money I myself invested. When I was in the Marines we were stuck using the plastic canteens which made the water not so pleasant tasting yet from a tactical point of view it cut down on the noise. However, having a stainless steel canteen allows for water to be purified via boiling and having the bottle hanger makes it perfect hanging over the fire. What I really appreciate is how he also talked about other products and gives you the simple pros and cons of those items and what to think about before purchasing gear. Its definitely and go to book for any who want to become a bushcrafter. Although there are indeed topics which require a rather full laid out learning guide such as navigation which he talks about many important points of it. Your not going to walk away from every topic knowing all there is to know for basic application purposes, yet your not going to find yourself lost and left wondering either. I can see why this book most likely is used by those who take the Pathfinder Survival Courses to learn from both platforms.
--Avi Ben Shalom
The book is broken up into 10 chapters each covering multiple topics.
Table of Contents:
Part 1 Gearing Up
Chapter 1: Your Pack
Chapter 6: Combustion
Part 2 In The Bush
Chapter 7: Setting Up Camp