The Bushcraft Handbooks Bush Campcraft

The Bushcraft Handbooks   Bush Campcraft

This book shows many things you can do to make your camping more comfortable, and considerably safer."

Author: Richard H. Graves

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 148481276X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 56

View: 876

"The Bushcraft Handbooks" were first published in Australia in 1952. Based on the Author's wartime service in Australia and New Guinea teaching "Junglecraft" to Australian and American forces, they are distilled, concentrated old-time bushcraft knowledge, presented in a very easy to assimilate format. For those who remember them, the Bushcraft Handbooks are also a heavy hit of nostalgia. Rather than publish all of the volumes under the one cover, the Author originally chose to publish each aspect of bushcraft in its own individual handbook. His rationale was that the reader was more inclined to take a 50 page handbook with him into the wilds than a 400 page book. The former can be easily slipped into a pocket or daypack, while the latter cannot. The Bushcraft Handbooks are useless unless the reader practices the skills the books were designed to impart. The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end. Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible. The series comprises the following volumes: Bush Ropemaking, Bush Hutmaking, Traps & Snares, Bush Campcraft, Time & Direction, Travel & Gear, Food & Water in the Bush, Firemaking & Lighting, Trapping & Tracks, Knots & Lashings. From the introduction to "Bush Campcraft: "With the only tool a machete or a sharp knife, it is practical and easy to set up a camp in comfort. Everything one needs for bed, table, seats and chairs, cooking, and even lighting is usually available in the area immediately around the camp. A small amount of knowledge is needed and some of this is given in this handbook. Campcraft, like all the other skills in bushcraft develops the powers of observation to a remarkable degree, and with this the ability to adapt or improvise. It is applicable by all who camp, regardless of whether the camping is a once-a-year venture with a car and auto tent, or a weekend adventure with a pack on one's back. There need be no discomfort for anyone in camping if they have knowledge of how to set up a camp in comfort. A properly made camp bed can be as restful as a sprung mattress, and no food is more flavoursome than when cooked in the out-of-doors. If the camper does not know how to camp in comfort there will be times during heavy rain when wood appears too wet to take fire, or when the wind is so high that the heat of the fire is blown under and away from the water in the billy the camper is trying to boil, or when ants or bush rats find the food supply. This book shows many things you can do to make your camping more comfortable, and considerably safer."
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Bushcraft Handbooks 3

The Bushcraft Handbooks   3

Author: Richard Harry Graves

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:668363251

Category: Outdoor life

Page: 39

View: 605

Categories: Outdoor life

The Bushcraft Handbooks Bush Ropemaking

The Bushcraft Handbooks   Bush Ropemaking

Any fibrous material which has reasonable length, moderate strength and is flexible or pliable can be used. These are the three things to look for, and they can be found in many vines, grasses, barks, palms, and even in the hair of animals.

Author: Richard H. Graves

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1484803078

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 42

View: 643

"The Bushcraft Handbooks" were first published in Australia in 1952. Based on the Author's wartime service in Australia and New Guinea teaching "Junglecraft" to Australian and American forces, they are distilled, concentrated old-time bushcraft knowledge, presented in a very easy to assimilate format. For those who remember them, the Bushcraft Handbooks are also a heavy hit of nostalgia. Rather than publish all of the volumes under the one cover, the Author originally chose to publish each aspect of bushcraft in its own individual handbook. His rationale was that the reader was more inclined to take a 50 page handbook with him into the wilds than a 400 page book. The former can be easily slipped into a pocket or daypack, while the latter cannot. The Bushcraft Handbooks are useless unless the reader practices the skills the books were designed to impart. The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end. Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible. The series comprises the following volumes: Bush Ropemaking, Bush Hutmaking, Traps & Snares, Bush Campcraft, Time & Direction, Travel & Gear, Food & Water in the Bush, Firemaking & Lighting, Trapping & Tracks, Knots & Lashings. From the introduction to "Bush Ropemaking" One of the first needs in Bushcraft is the ability to join poles or sticks. The only method available is by the use of lashings. To use lashings however, it is necessary to have, find or make, materials for this purpose. The ability to spin, or plait fibres into ropes or cords is one of the oldest of man's primitive skills. The method is simple, and follows precisely the same stages that are made use of by today's complicated machines. The material from which to spin or plait ropes or cords is in abundance everywhere. Any fibrous material which has reasonable length, moderate strength and is flexible or pliable can be used. These are the three things to look for, and they can be found in many vines, grasses, barks, palms, and even in the hair of animals.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Bushcraft Handbooks Traps and Snares

The Bushcraft Handbooks   Traps and Snares

"The Bushcraft Handbooks" were first published in Australia in 1952.

Author: Richard H. Graves

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1484822269

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 52

View: 483

"The Bushcraft Handbooks" were first published in Australia in 1952. Based on the Author's wartime service in Australia and New Guinea teaching "Junglecraft" to Australian and American forces, they are distilled, concentrated old-time bushcraft knowledge, presented in a very easy to assimilate format. For those who remember them, the Bushcraft Handbooks are also a heavy hit of nostalgia. Rather than publish all of the volumes under the one cover, the Author originally chose to publish each aspect of bushcraft in its own individual handbook. His rationale was that the reader was more inclined to take a 50 page handbook with him into the wilds than a 400 page book. The former can be easily slipped into a pocket or daypack, while the latter cannot. The Bushcraft Handbooks are useless unless the reader practices the skills the books were designed to impart. The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end. Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible. The series comprises the following volumes: Bush Ropemaking, Bush Hutmaking, Traps & Snares, Bush Campcraft, Time & Direction, Travel & Gear, Food & Water in the Bush, Firemaking & Lighting, Trapping & Tracks, Knots & Lashings. From the introduction to "Traps & Snares" "The ability to pick up a couple of dead sticks from the ground, and with a sharp knife and a little know-how produce a practical and workable release for a snare or trap is a valuable exercise in improvisation and inventiveness. As far as is known this the first time a collection of improvised releases and with this snares and traps has ever been published. Some of these are potential man-killers, developed by soldiers in jungle warfare to protect themselves. The knowledge of these possible man-killers must be treated with as much respect as a loaded firearm. They are included because they could be lifesavers for man stranded in hostile country."
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Bush Campcraft

Bush Campcraft

Author: Richard H. Graves

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:44133633

Category:

Page: 40

View: 784

Categories:

The Bushcraft Handbooks Bush Hutmaking

The Bushcraft Handbooks   Bush Hutmaking

The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end. Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible.

Author: Richard H. Graves

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 148481262X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 46

View: 742

"The Bushcraft Handbooks" were first published in Australia in 1952. Based on the Author's wartime service in Australia and New Guinea teaching "Junglecraft" to Australian and American forces, they are distilled, concentrated old-time bushcraft knowledge, presented in a very easy to assimilate format. For those who remember them, the Bushcraft Handbooks are also a heavy hit of nostalgia. Rather than publish all of the volumes under the one cover, the Author originally chose to publish each aspect of bushcraft in its own individual handbook. His rationale was that the reader was more inclined to take a 50 page handbook with him into the wilds than a 400 page book. The former can be easily slipped into a pocket or daypack, while the latter cannot. The Bushcraft Handbooks are useless unless the reader practices the skills the books were designed to impart. The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end. Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible. The series comprises the following volumes: Bush Ropemaking, Bush Hutmaking, Traps & Snares, Bush Campcraft, Time & Direction, Travel & Gear, Food & Water in the Bush, Firemaking & Lighting, Trapping & Tracks, Knots & Lashings. From the introduction to "Bush Hutmaking" Little skill is needed to make a comfortable, thatched, weatherproof hut using only materials locally available. Such huts can be expected to have a useful service life of 4 to 6 years without maintenance. With maintenance, such as renewing lashings, and repairs to ridge thatch, the life is anything up to 20 years. Where rammed earth is used for walls, the life of the structure is indeterminate. Many earth wall buildings have stood undamaged for hundreds of years. The building of a thatched hut from local materials is a creative exercise. Design must provide for the anticipated weather conditions. Finding suitable materials almost anywhere presents no problem, but considerable organisation may be required to collect the material. For the actual structure and thatching, good teamwork is required. The final hut, with its promise of long periods of protection and shelter, is the result of combination of head work and hands. With this comes the inward reward of having created a weather-proof hut out of nothing except the natural materials garnered from the surrounding area.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Survival Handbook

The Survival Handbook

146 CAMP CRAFT _ MANUAL SKILLS USING CUTTING TOOLS ANYONE
VENTURING INTO THE WILDERNESS should carry some kind of knife,
preferably a bushcraft knife. It's probably the most important survival tool after
knowledge.

Author: Colin Towell

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241456736

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 616

Survive anything life throws at you with the ultimate visual guide to camping, wilderness, and outdoor survival skills. Written by Colin Towell, an ex-SAS Combat Survival Instructor, The Survival Handbook is bursting with survival tips, manual skills, camping essentials, and advice on how to survive whatever the great outdoors throws at you. Combining proven, no-nonsense military survival skills with ingenious bushcraft techniques, specially commissioned illustrations and accessible step-by-step instructions show you how to survive in the wild. Learn how to read a map, how to light a fire, and how to build a raft, and everything you need to know about wild foods and natural dangers. Revel in inspirational real-life survival stories and be prepared for every outdoor situation. From survival basics, such as finding water and catching fish, to extreme situations including being adrift at sea or lost in the jungle, The Survival Handbook will steer you through life's toughest adventures in the world's harshest climates.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Bushcraft Handbooks Firemaking and Lighting

The Bushcraft Handbooks   Firemaking and Lighting

The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end. Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible.

Author: Richard H. Graves

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1484842464

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 42

View: 682

"The Bushcraft Handbooks" were first published in Australia in 1952. Based on the Author's wartime service in Australia and New Guinea teaching "Junglecraft" to Australian and American forces, they are distilled, concentrated old-time bushcraft knowledge, presented in a very easy to assimilate format. For those who remember them, the Bushcraft Handbooks are also a heavy hit of nostalgia. Rather than publish all of the volumes under the one cover, the Author originally chose to publish each aspect of bushcraft in its own individual handbook. His rationale was that the reader was more inclined to take a 50 page handbook with him into the wilds than a 400 page book. The former can be easily slipped into a pocket or daypack, while the latter cannot. The Bushcraft Handbooks are useless unless the reader practices the skills the books were designed to impart. The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end. Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible. The series comprises the following volumes: Bush Ropemaking, Bush Hutmaking, Traps & Snares, Bush Campcraft, Time & Direction, Travel & Gear, Food & Water in the Bush, Firemaking & Lighting, Trapping & Tracks, Knots & Lashings. From the introduction to "Firemaking & Lighting" "The ability to obtain fire is essential in the bush. Fire can provide warmth, comfort, and protection. It is essential for the preparation of food, because heat in one form or another chemically affects the cells of plant foods, making some yield their nourishment, and others release their toxic elements. Fire enables man to cook flesh and also to preserve it by smoking or drying. Fire is essential to make polluted water safe and drinkable. The ability to obtain fire under any conditions, provided that combustible material is available, is one of the first essentials in out-of-door living. The confidence which follows when one masters the skill of lighting fire with no equipment is remarkable. Making fire by friction and other means is not easy, but when the skill has been mastered, the person acquiring the skill acquires greater knowledge of himself and greater confidence in his ability to overcome obstacles, both valuable characteristics in all avenues of life. The ability to make fire under almost any condition is essential to the bushman."
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Bushcraft Handbooks Food and Water in the Bush

The Bushcraft Handbooks   Food and Water in the Bush

This handbook establishes safe principles for recognising foods which are edible and safe, and ways to overcome possible contamination of water, no matter how badly it may appear polluted.

Author: Richard H. Graves

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1484813596

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 48

View: 816

"The Bushcraft Handbooks" were first published in Australia in 1952. Based on the Author's wartime service in Australia and New Guinea teaching "Junglecraft" to Australian and American forces, they are distilled, concentrated old-time bushcraft knowledge, presented in a very easy to assimilate format. For those who remember them, the Bushcraft Handbooks are also a heavy hit of nostalgia. Rather than publish all of the volumes under the one cover, the Author originally chose to publish each aspect of bushcraft in its own individual handbook. His rationale was that the reader was more inclined to take a 50 page handbook with him into the wilds than a 400 page book. The former can be easily slipped into a pocket or daypack, while the latter cannot. The Bushcraft Handbooks are useless unless the reader practices the skills the books were designed to impart. The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end. Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible. The series comprises the following volumes: Bush Ropemaking, Bush Hutmaking, Traps & Snares, Bush Campcraft, Time & Direction, Travel & Gear, Food & Water in the Bush, Firemaking & Lighting, Trapping & Tracks, Knots & Lashings. From the introduction to "Food & Water in the Bush" "Many people associate survival with the ability to find food and water. These of course are essential to sustain life. In all areas, except the most arid, food and water in sufficient quantities are available, but the fear in many people's minds is that the food they find may be poisonous, or the water polluted. This handbook establishes safe principles for recognising foods which are edible and safe, and ways to overcome possible contamination of water, no matter how badly it may appear polluted. The search for, and recognition of edible foods sharpens and develops three of man's senses, sight, taste and smell. On the use of these depends the searcher's success in finding food and water."
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Bushcraft Handbooks Travel and Gear

The Bushcraft Handbooks   Travel and Gear

In this book a little known or used ability of the eyes to stereoscope aerial or other pairs of photographs, and view the subject in true three dimensions, unaided by any optical equipment, has been included.

Author: Richard H. Graves

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1484822536

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 42

View: 561

"The Bushcraft Handbooks" were first published in Australia in 1952. Based on the Author's wartime service in Australia and New Guinea teaching "Junglecraft" to Australian and American forces, they are distilled, concentrated old-time bushcraft knowledge, presented in a very easy to assimilate format. For those who remember them, the Bushcraft Handbooks are also a heavy hit of nostalgia.Rather than publish all of the volumes under the one cover, the Author originally chose to publish each aspect of bushcraft in its own individual handbook. His rationale was that the reader was more inclined to take a 50 page handbook with him into the wilds than a 400 page book. The former can be easily slipped into a pocket or daypack, while the latter cannot. The Bushcraft Handbooks are useless unless the reader practices the skills the books were designed to impart. The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end.Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible. The series comprises the following volumes: Bush Ropemaking, Bush Hutmaking, Traps & Snares, Bush Campcraft, Time & Direction, Travel & Gear, Food & Water in the Bush, Firemaking & Lighting, Trapping & Tracks, Knots & Lashings.From the introduction to "Travel & Gear": "It may be necessary to travel through unknown country, and this, without map, compass or any equipment. Under some conditions the traveller may have been totally unprepared and on his ability to travel and arrive may depend his ultimate survival. In this book a little known or used ability of the eyes to stereoscope aerial or other pairs of photographs, and view the subject in true three dimensions, unaided by any optical equipment, has been included. Under some conditions this knowledge may be useful. Apart from this, the exercise itself is a valuable and exiting experience in the use of the eyes. There are many suggestions in this book that will provide real opportunities for adventure, which could be simply doing ordinary things differently. Travel and gear is of necessity directly associated with the Handbook titled “Time and Direction”."
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Bushcraft

Bushcraft

Bushcraft is a clear, accurate, and reliable resource for anyone who wishes to face nature on its own terms with just a knife and this book.

Author: Richard Graves

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1620873613

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 473

Many 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, adding to these the skills necessary for modern man’s survival, such as methods for determining time and direction. The author, who popularized the term “bushcraft,” claims its practice has many unexpected results. By developing adaptability and honing the five senses, it will also improve your self-esteem and your ability to overcome difficulties in everyday tasks. The practice of bushcraft encourages self-confidence and counters the narrowing influence of modern living by broadening your horizons. Bushcraft is a clear, accurate, and reliable resource for anyone who wishes to face nature on its own terms with just a knife and this book.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Campcraft

Campcraft

Author: Richard Graves

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:217269951

Category: Camping

Page: 40

View: 790

Categories: Camping

The Bushcraft Handbooks Time and Direction

The Bushcraft Handbooks   Time and Direction

The methods given in this book have been proved in jungle and desert and are applicable anywhere on the earth's surface.

Author: Richard H. Graves

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1484822803

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 33

View: 415

"The Bushcraft Handbooks" were first published in Australia in 1952. Based on the Author's wartime service in Australia and New Guinea teaching "Junglecraft" to Australian and American forces, they are distilled, concentrated old-time bushcraft knowledge, presented in a very easy to assimilate format. For those who remember them, the Bushcraft Handbooks are also a heavy hit of nostalgia.Rather than publish all of the volumes under the one cover, the Author originally chose to publish each aspect of bushcraft in its own individual handbook. His rationale was that the reader was more inclined to take a 50 page handbook with him into the wilds than a 400 page book. The former can be easily slipped into a pocket or daypack, while the latter cannot. The Bushcraft Handbooks are useless unless the reader practices the skills the books were designed to impart. The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end.Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible. The series comprises the following volumes: Bush Ropemaking, Bush Hutmaking, Traps & Snares, Bush Campcraft, Time & Direction, Travel & Gear, Food & Water in the Bush, Firemaking & Lighting, Trapping & Tracks, Knots & Lashings.From the introduction to "Time & Direction": "The measurement of time, and the obtaining of accurate direction (from North) are not primitive skills. Of the two, direction is the more recent development, although to the Polynesians it is older than their awarness of time. Obtaining time and direction without equipment is practical, and in general can be more accurate than the average person's watch or compass. Both words, “time” and “direction”, are inter-related because if one has accurate time, accurate direction is obtained in a matter of seconds, or if one has accurate direction (from north) then accurate time is immediately practical without a watch. The methods given in this book have been proved in jungle and desert and are applicable anywhere on the earth's surface. The subject of navigation has been surrounded by many technical words, necessary to the science, but in this work the author has attempted to simplify the whole subject, and endeavoured to avoid words which would have no meaning to the average reader."
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Australian Books in Print

Australian Books in Print

J. ENBERG BUCK , 134p P8 1977-79 p $ 4.95 ea Hist , ( Vol 1 0 959 92077 3 ,
Vol 2 0 959 92079 X , Vol 3 0 959 9207 93 ) , Fisher GRAVES , R. , Campcraft (
Bushcraft ) , 48p 08 1977 $ 1.25 Spt , Dym GRAVES , R. , Firemaking ( Bushcraft )
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3560508

Category: Australia

Page:

View: 422

Categories: Australia

The Bushcraft Handbooks Firemaking and Lighting

The Bushcraft Handbooks   Firemaking and Lighting

The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end.Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible.

Author: Richard Graves

Publisher:

ISBN: 1484819071

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 42

View: 888

"The Bushcraft Handbooks" were first published in Australia in 1952. Based on the Author's wartime service in Australia and New Guinea teaching "Junglecraft" to Australian and American forces, they are distilled, concentrated old-time bushcraft knowledge, presented in a very easy to assimilate format. For those who remember them, the Bushcraft Handbooks are also a heavy hit of nostalgia.Rather than publish all of the volumes under the one cover, the Author originally chose to publish each aspect of bushcraft in its own individual handbook. His rationale was that the reader was more inclined to take a 50 page handbook with him into the wilds than a 400 page book. The former can be easily slipped into a pocket or daypack, while the latter cannot. The Bushcraft Handbooks are useless unless the reader practices the skills the books were designed to impart. The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end.Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible. The series comprises the following volumes: Bush Ropemaking, Bush Hutmaking, Traps & Snares, Bush Campcraft, Time & Direction, Travel & Gear, Food & Water in the Bush, Firemaking & Lighting, Trapping & Tracks, Knots & Lashings.From the introduction to "Firemaking & Lighting": "The ability to obtain fire is essential in the bush. Fire can provide warmth, comfort, and protection. It is essential for the preparation of food, because heat in one form or another chemically affects the cells of plant foods, making some yield their nourishment, and others release their toxic elements. Fire enables man to cook flesh and also to preserve it by smoking or drying. Fire is essential to make polluted water safe and drinkable. The ability to obtain fire under any conditions, provided that combustible material is available, is one of the first essentials in out-of-door living. The confidence which follows when one masters the skill of lighting fire with no equipment is remarkable. Making fire by friction and other means is not easy, but when the skill has been mastered, the person acquiring the skill acquires greater knowledge of himself and greater confidence in his ability to overcome obstacles, both valuable characteristics in all avenues of life. The ability to make fire under almost any condition is essential to the bushman."
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Bushcraft 2 0

Bushcraft 2 0

Bushcraft is the 'craft' or skills of wilderness living, of sustaining life, finding food,
traveling and surviving out of doors. ... words such as 'handicraft', 'campcraft' or
watercraft to describe the skills associated with the activity, in this case traveling
and living in the bush. ... the publication of Mors Kochanski's book on Bushcraft in
1985 and later the use of the word by Ray Mears in his books and documentaries
.

Author: HowExpert

Publisher: HowExpert

ISBN: 9781647587109

Category: Nature

Page: 135

View: 730

• Learn the basic principles of bushcraft • Learn how to choose the perfect bushcraft knife • Learn how to choose all the tools and equipment for a successful bushcraft experience • Learn about wild food • Learn about poisonous plants and fungi that you will need to avoid • Learn how to pack for a wilderness expedition • Learn the skills for traveling and navigating the wilderness • Learn the history of bushcraft skills • Learn primitive technology skills • Learn about the experiences of the frontiersman, mountain men and trappers • Learn about primitive trapping • Learn how to improvise using your basic equipment • Learn to make shelter and fire in the wilderness • Learn to stay warm even without modern sleeping bags • Learn about natural shelters • Take advantage of 101 expert tips about bushcraft and wilderness living • Learn about the dangers of large mammal predators • Learn how to deal with first aid and emergencies in the wilderness • Be inspired to get out and experience the outdoors • Be inspired to get closer to nature and away from the hustle and bustle of the 21st Century • Learn where to look to learn more advanced bushcraft skills • Understand why people love bushcraft • Learn how to manage a fire to cook your food, warm your shelter and keep you safe About the Expert Geoffrey Guy is a lecturer in countryside, game and wildlife management at Hartpury College. He has taught at some of the most prestigious land based colleges in Britain. He trained as a professional hunter and game keeper and as well as his teaching job he still manages deer professionally as a deer stalker, carrying out culls, guiding clients and advising on deer management strategy. His experience working out of doors, hunting, trapping and teaching has equipped him with excellent bushcraft skills. He has operated his own bushcraft and survival skills training companies since 2010 and has also managed outdoor and environmental education centers in Norfolk and Scotland over the course of his career. A keen traveler, Geoff has honed his survival skills in New Zealand and Scandinavia. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
Categories: Nature

Wilderness Axe Skills and Campcraft

Wilderness Axe Skills and Campcraft

This is his first book, distilling many years of outdoor experience and nearly two decades of teaching wilderness bushcraft skills. Clear and comprehensive chapters deliver wilderness axe skills and campcraft knowledge from start to finish.

Author: Paul Kirtley

Publisher:

ISBN: 0764361481

Category:

Page: 208

View: 861

An understandable guide to key skills for bushcrafters, campers, outdoors lovers, and anyone interested in surviving on the land. No other woodcraft teacher instills outdoor knowledge the way Kirtley does, which has earned him a stellar global reputation. This is the chance to learn from him even if you can't attend his sold-out courses. Everything needed for those seeking eventual serious bushcraft mastery, and also helpful for those who admire bushcraft but simply want to add ease and enjoyment to occasional camping. This is his first book and teaches the core skills from start to finish: selecting the correct tools for the task, caring for the tools, everyday axe techniques, felling, limbing, sectioning, and carving techniques and projects. Next, master efficient and sometimes lifesaving campcraft needs, including pot hangers, tripods, cranes, camp grills, broilers, lanterns, stools, tent needs, essential knots, lashings, ladders, and rope throwing and hoisting. Also features a detailed look at more than a dozen types of wood and their properties, for best choices in all bushcraft needs.
Categories:

The Wilderness Survival Handbook

The Wilderness Survival Handbook

If we were concerned only with information vital to survival through the
commonest hazards in the bush we would be ... of information which, though it
will not be a comprehensive dissertation on every aspect of campcraft, will
nonetheless go a ...

Author: Alan Fry

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250104205

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 556

Outdoor enthusiasts can easily be caught unaware by accidental injury, equipment failure, climate changes such as rain or snow, and other unexpected situations. In a clear, concise style Alan Fry covers what people need to know before starting out, including: -Choosing the appropriate clothing and footwear --Starting and managing fire -Building emergency shelter -Administering first aid -Obtaining water and food -Signaling for help -Staying calm until help arrives This revised edition of Wilderness Survival Handbook reflects the best of both modern information and native lore from Fry's decades of living and travelling in the outdoors.
Categories: Reference

The Bushcraft Handbooks Knots and Lashings

The Bushcraft Handbooks   Knots and Lashings

The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end. Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible.

Author: Richard H. Graves

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1484820789

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 32

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"The Bushcraft Handbooks" were first published in Australia in 1952. Based on the Author's wartime service in Australia and New Guinea teaching "Junglecraft" to Australian and American forces, they are distilled, concentrated old-time bushcraft knowledge, presented in a very easy to assimilate format. For those who remember them, the Bushcraft Handbooks are also a heavy hit of nostalgia. Rather than publish all of the volumes under the one cover, the Author originally chose to publish each aspect of bushcraft in its own individual handbook. His rationale was that the reader was more inclined to take a 40 page handbook with him into the wilds than a 400 page book. The former can be easily slipped into a pocket or daypack, while the latter cannot. The Bushcraft Handbooks are useless unless the reader practices the skills the books were designed to impart. The individual handbooks format was chosen to support that end. Out of print for decades, and in keeping with the Author's wishes, this series of Bushcraft Handbooks are reproduced as close to their original format as possible. The series comprises the following volumes: Bush Ropemaking, Bush Hutmaking, Traps & Snares, Bush Campcraft, Time & Direction, Travel & Gear, Food & Water in the Bush, Firemaking & Lighting, Trapping & Tracks, Knots & Lashings. From the introduction to "Knots & Lashings" "The ability to join two pieces of natural material together, and so increase their length, gives man the ability to make full use of many natural materials found locally. Sailors probably did more to develop order in the tying of knots, because for them it was necessary not only to tie securely but also to be able to untie, often in the dark and under conditions of bad weather and with rain-tightened ropes. In bushcraft work probably half a dozen knots would suffice, but knots and knotting have a fascination for many people the world over, and a comprehensive range of knots, plain and fancy, and, with these, splices, whipping, plaits, and net making are included in this book with information of general use. Knot tying is a useful exercise to obtain better coordination between eyes and fingers. The identification of knots by feel is an excellent means of developing recognition through touch. In all woodcraft work it is necessary to know how to tie knots which will hold securely and yet can be untied easily. Many of the materials which you will have to use will be green, some will be slippery with sap, and there are many little tricks and knacks to get the best possible use from the materials available."
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Survival Skills

Survival Skills

1907 The Scout organization is started by Robert Baden-Powell, with the aim
partly of teaching survival and campcraft ... Bushcraft. 1990 British bushcraft and
survival expert Raymond Mears releases The Survival Handbook. He becomes a
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Author: Simon Ellar

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781429668842

Category: Health & Fitness

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Presents valuable skills and secret tricks for surviving in the wilderness, discussing knot tying, preparing and lighting a fire, tracking animals, and collecting water.
Categories: Health & Fitness