Best Bushcraft and Survival Books

Best Bushcraft and Survival Books.Here is my pick of the best bushcraft and survival skills books. But before we dive into the list, I want to go over my criteria for why the books are included on the list. The books have to cover some main categories. (There are one or two exceptions.) With at least a couple…

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Swiss Army Knife Walker Review

Knife Review - Swiss Army Knife Walker Model Pocket Knife. I was excited to field test and do a review on the Victorinox Walker Swiss Army Knife or a “SAK” for short. Besides doing the review, I wanted a small pocket knife for three main reasons. One was it was smaller enough to hang on my key ring…

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The Illustrated Guide to Edible Wild Plants

Bushcraft Book Review - The Illustrated Guide to Edible Wild Plants. Department of the ArmyBefore we start the book review of, The Illustrated Guide to Edible Wild Plants, I am not an expert on edible plants by any means. Always triple check your information and never eat anything that you can’t 100 percent identify. I have played around…

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TBS Fatboy Firesteel Review

TBS Fatboy Ferro Rod - Review The TBS Fatboy Firesteel (Ferrocerium rod.) is solid ferro rod at ½ inch (12.5mm) in diameter and 4” (101 mm) long, including the handle. It comes from TBS Outdoor, the makers of TBS knives. Out of the bag, the first sparks. Okay, I admit I was pretty excited and couldn’t wait to…

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Warthog Knife Review

Ka-Bar Warthog, Fixed Blade Knife Review.The heavy duty Ka-Bar Warthog knife isn’t pretty, it is chunky and solid, very solid. I love using my tomahawk and kukri for chopping work. However, I wanted a tool a bit smaller lengthwise, but would still work reasonable enough on smaller to medium chopping tasks. Like delimbing branches, cutting down saplings for…

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Bushcraft Uses for the Bandana

Bushcraft - Over 30 Uses for the Bandana. The bandana is a useful bit of kit for bushcraft and camping, or even include it as part of a survival gear.  Although a simple bit of cloth, the bandana has a multitude of uses for the outdoors. Top right in the photo, two bandana’s (Orange and green.) as part…

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Kayak Transport

How to secure a kayak to roof racks for travel.There are multiple ways you can tie a kayak or canoe down on the vehicle. But it should be done securely with safety in mind. Regardless of the types of roof racks and supports, like saddles or J cradles, there should be four or more points of contact to…

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Winchester Bowie Knife Review

Knife Review - Winchester 8.6in Double Barrel Bowie Knife.  The Winchester Double Barrel Bowie Knife is a large fixed blade knife, with the distinctive Bowie clip point. A wooden handle and stainless steel blade, over 14 inches in length, it is a big knife. I wanted to review a large chopper, but a tool smaller than a machete…

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How To Use A Hexamine Stove.

How To Use A Hexamine (Hexi or Esbit.) Stove. The hexamine stove or “Hexi stove or Esbit.” is a versatile piece of cooking kit for camping, hunting, fishing or hiking.  Used by numerous army services worldwide for decades, the hexi stove is simple, lightweight and reliable. Is uses hexamine compressed tablets, (Hexi tabs.) for the fuel source. In…

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