I am continuing to build my physical prepping library and will continue to post details as it develops. This time, there are volumes on bushcraft, medicine, dentistry and whittling. The whittling books aren’t exactly prepping but I wanted a way to become more experienced and comfortable with handling knives. Whittling gives a suitable ‘mainstream’ reason to be practicing knife skills. Previous posts about the library can be found here and here.
Latest library Additions
Bushcraft 101, Dave Canterbury (Amazon)
Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury. Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability–cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages. This valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you’ll also discover detailed information on:
- Choosing the right items for your kit.
- Manufacturing needed tools and supplies.
- Collecting and cooking food.
- Protecting yourself from the elements.
With Canterbury’s guidance, you’ll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation. You’ll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you’ve never imagined.
Advanced Bushcraft, Dave Canterbury (Amazon)
In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in Bushcraft 101, Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. He covers crucial survival skills like tracking to help you get even closer to wildlife, crafting medicines from plants, and navigating without the use of a map or compass. He also offers ways to improvise and save money on bushcraft essentials like fire-starting tools and packs. With Canterbury’s expert advice and guidance, you will learn how to forgo your equipment, make use of your surroundings, and truly enjoy the wilderness.
Whether you’re eager to learn more after your first real outdoor adventure or have been exploring the backcountry for years, Advanced Bushcraft will help you take your self-reliance and wilderness experience to the next level.
The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering & Cooking in the Wild, Dave Canterbury (Amazon)
Renowned outdoors expert and New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury provides you with all you need to know about packing, trapping, and preparing food for your treks and wilderness travels. Whether you’re headed out for a day hike or a weeklong expedition, you’ll find everything you need to survive–and eat well–out in the wild.
Canterbury makes certain you’re set by not only teaching you how to hunt and gather, but also giving you recipes to make while on the trail. Complete with illustrations to accompany his instructions and a full-color photo guide of plants to forage and those to avoid, this is the go-to reference to keep in your pack.
The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild helps you achieve the full outdoor experience. With it, you’ll be prepared to set off on your trip and enjoy living off the land.
Where There is no Doctor, David Werner (Amazon)
With 3 million copies in print in over 50 languages, Where There Is No Doctor is the most widely used health care manual in use in developing countries today. Using simple language and hundreds of drawings, the book provides information about recognising, treating and preventing common illnesses and injuries. But it is far more than simple first aid information. It covers a wide range of subjects that affect the health of the villager. Rrom diarrhoea to tuberculosis, from helpful and harmful home remedies to the cautious use of certain modern medicines. Special importance is placed on cleanliness, a healthy diet, vaccination, childbirth and family planning.
Where There is no Dentist, Murray Dixon (Amazon)
Community health workers from around the world use this book to help people care for their teeth and gums. A focus on the treatment of urgent dental problems and the importance of prevention make this book an valuable resource. “Where There is No Dentist” provides detailed and well-illustrated information on using dental equipment, placing fillings, and removing teeth, as well as methods for teaching hygiene and nutrition. The book was developed as a companion volume to “Where There is No Doctor”. It encourages people to care for their own teeth and prevent tooth and gum problems in their communities.
Whittling Handbook, Peter Benson (Amazon)
This handbook is the perfect introduction to the simple, yet immensely pleasurable, craft of creating attractive objects with nothing more than a knife and a piece of timber. Whittling is an art form that can be as simple or as complex as you like. This delightful book guides the reader through the basics. Start with straightforward projects such as a garden hand tool and paper knife. Then progresses to more complex and intricate items such as a linked chain and whistle. The tools you’ll need, plus the basic techniques and how to perform them safely are all covered in a clear and straightforward way.
Complete Starter Guide to Whittling (Amazon)
You can whittle just about anything, the only limit is your imagination. It’s so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book. 12 leading woodcarvers share their expertise in the Complete Starter Guide to Whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend. Complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips. Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques. Try a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot. You’ll learn how to whittle complex designs in easy steps. You’ll soon be carving impressive favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage.