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bushy books /mags

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chat' started by Matt, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    ok guys was just wondering what do you class as your best bushy read???

    my fav book is BUSHCRAFT OUTDOOR SKILLS AND WILDERNESS SURVIVAL by Mors Kochanski

    i also subscribe to bushcraft & survival skills mag ....
     
  2. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    Picked one up in WH Smiths the other day but put it back when I see it was £4.95 :) not sure which one it was but I should get a few as need to learn as much as I can.
     
  3. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    i would recomend the Mors Kochanski book mate its the only one you would need to buy except the wild foods book by ray mears..
    i got all mine from amazon....http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bushcraft-Outdoor-Skills-Wilderness-Survival/dp/1551051222

    there not cheap but it will be the only one,s you will need mate
     
  4. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    Nice one Matt have to have to look into getting them one day but they will have to wait as I have too much kit I need first.
     
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    bigzitt Slightly Addicted

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    bought this months (jan/feb) bushcraft mag and have to say i was a bit dissapointed, seemed just a typical type, same as country walking or trail, too much sales ads and stuff for the more well off, will have a look at the next one just to see if it was just a crap issue.
    speaking of "for the more well off" have you seen the prices of the courses on ray mears' site:eek:

    250 notes for a 6 hour walk in woods with ray, 650 big ones for a few days with some other dude.

    for that money it wouldn't be mears i'd be taking in the woods;)
     
  7. Ian

    Ian Site Manager Staff Member

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    I still think the bible of all things survival and bushcraft has to be the "SAS survival handbook" by John Wiseman. He has to be the grand daddy of them all:D

    I've had about 3 or 4 copies of this book over the years.
     
  8. BC Woodsmen

    BC Woodsmen Slightly Talkative

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    My #1 " Bushy Book " is " Mors Kochanski - Outdoor Skills & Wilderness Survival " 2nd - Ray Mears " Outdoor Survial Handbook.
    Also one that is really good & i would recommend getting it is: John & Geri McPherson " Ultimate guide to Wilerness Living "
    based on Surviving with nothing but your bare hands & what you find in the woods.
     
  9. Leif

    Leif Extremely Talkative

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    Books I'd recommend -

    1. Mors Kochanski, Bushcraft
    2. Ray Mears, The survival handbook (green one)
    3. Andrew Lane, Survival Advantage
    4. G Conover, Snowwalkers companion.

    Alot of people will also find Richard Graves, Kephart and maybe Nessmuk interesting too.

    Anything thing I like is reading accounts of lives lived in say the arctic or the fur trade, you can often pick up interesting information there which requires you to get out in the woods and try them out to see if they work or how they work!
     
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    HillBill Very Addicted Site Donor

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    The bear grylls book is also very good and has sections in that the others dont, stuff like a woods workout to keep in shape and things like that. I didn't expect much when i picked it up but i was pleasantly surprised with the content.

    I've got a couple of Rays books and theyre ok, never read any others though. May have to pick up a copy of Mors's book. :)
     
  11. bigstancwsw

    bigstancwsw Snare & Trap expert

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    All the aformentioned books are good but for an essential book to take with you its got to be a Gideons Bible. The paper is less scratchy than most books and makes good tinder.