Book List

Must Read List:

Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen

Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski

Australian Bushcraft: A Guide to Survival and Camping by Graves, Richard

Wild Wood Wisdom by Ellsworth Jaeger

Tracks and Trailcraft by Ellsworth Jaeger

Primitive Wilderness & Survival Skills by John & Geri McPherson

Primitive Technology a book of earth skills edited by David Wescott

Primitive Technology 2 Ancestral Skills edited by David Wescott

Botany in a Day: Thomas J. Elpel

The Boy Scout Handbook

The Boy Scout Field book

Tom Browns Field Guide to _ (7 book series) by Tom Brown Jr. & Brant Morgan

The Science and art of Tracking by Tom Brown Jr.

The Tracker by Tom Brown Jr.

The Complete Walker by Collin Fletcher

(This is the bible of modern backpacking.)

Several additions, go with the most recent.

The Man Who Walked Through Time by Collin Fletcher

AF Manual 64-3 Survival Department of the Air Force

Yes, U.S. survival manuals have some problems . They still have a lot of useful information and give you a base to see who copied from this open source.

(The army manual is also good, don’t get hung up on the Manual number. The AF 64-3 has a nice section on Navigation others do not. Some have color plates)

Skills for Taming the Wilds by Bradford Angier

This is one book of many. Some people put Angier down, He was one of the first to write about wilderness survival. Many of the books are re-rights of previous volumes. This one covers a lot of area.

Compass and Map Navigator : the complete guide to staying found by Michael Hodgson and Jon Cox

Last of The Breed by Louis L’amour

(Great fiction) Once had a guy claim some events. Came right out of the book. Oh well.

The New Ways of The Wilderness by Calvin Rutstrum

Old time camping

The Stars by H. A. Rey

Emergency Care published by BRADY

The EMT manual

Wilderness First Aid by National Safety and Wilderness Medical Society

Latitude Hooks and Azimuth Rings by Dennis Fisher

The only thing missing is the Viking sun compass for navigation.

Celestial Navigation by Jeff Toghill

Trapping North American Furbearers by S. Stanley Hawbaker

The standard for understanding trapping

Five Acres and Independence by M. G Kains

BECOME THE ARROW by Byron Ferguson

Books by Euell Gibbons

Stalking The Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons

Stalking The Healthful Herbs by Euell Gibbons

Stalking The Blue-Eyed Scallop by Euell Gibbons

Beachcombers Handbook by Euell Gibbons

Stalking The Good Life by Euell Gibbons

Stalking The Far Away Places by Euell Gibbons

Euell Gibbons’ Handbook of Edible Wild Plants by Euell Gibbons and Gordon Tucker