Using the resources found in our natural environment to survive and thrive in the outdoors, learn everything you need to know to camp, hike, hunt, live, and survive in the wilderness.
Learn the ancient skill sets our forebears used to survive and thrive in the wild—complete with step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow diagrams. The act of bushcraft is the revival of skills widely known and practiced for centuries that use the resources found in the natural environment to survive. Although traditional bushcraft is mainly about wilderness survival, its focus on using the tools that already surround us can be applied to urban or suburban settings to serve as a practice for self-sufficiency and decreasing your footprint on Earth. Learn these basic bushcraft survival skills and more:
• Tools (knives, axes, rope, etc.)
• Trapping and Hunting Game
• Water Purification
• Shelter Building
• Fire Building
Bob Holtzman has been writing about outdoor subjects for more than 25 years. A former book editor at outdoor publisher Ragged Mountain Press and International Marine, he lives in Maine, where he enjoys canoeing, practicing wilderness skills, and building small boats. He works as marketing director at Penobscot Marine Museum and writes the blog Indigenous Boats (indigenousboats.com).
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