Essential Bushcraft

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Ray Mears is well known to millions of television viewers through his acclaimed series Tracks, Ray Mears World of Survival and Ray Mears Extreme Survival. Now, based on the bestselling Bushcraft, he has created a handy portable compendium of vital survival skills and wisdom from around the world. Packed with essential wildemess techniques, this book is an invaluable companion on any expedition…. More >>

Essential Bushcraft

3 Comments on "Essential Bushcraft"

  1. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It will teach you how to rough it easy in the woods and the techniques to feel at home there.

    It doesn’t suffer from poor drawings like most other books of this type. It is filled to the brim with clear photographs.

    Worth every penny.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. I think the book is really well put together. Great illustrations and photos. It is a great companion to his television programs. A lot of great common sense advice from an outdoor pro! Small enough to travel.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I have been studying, practicing, and teaching wilderness survival techniques for over forty years and own a collection of over two hundred survival guidebooks. Essential Bushcraft is, IMO, the best I have ever read. Many such books appear to be written by authors who simply rehash information from other survival books. Ray Mears clearly writes from extensive personal experience and study. I know of no other survival writer who discusses the difference between a sip well and a gypsy well or how to safely prevent a bow saw from skipping by inserting one’s arm through the bow when starting a cut. These are obscure but valuable techniques known only by experts who dedicate years of their lives to learning and practicing their subject. Whether or not Ray Mears has written “The Best” wilderness survival book is surely a matter for debate, but, as far as I am concerned, anyone wishing to write a better survival guide than this has a herculean task ahead of them.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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