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