Reviewed by Kristi King-Morgan
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry!
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.
4 stars. I could most likely give it a 5 star rating if I were to actually put the information to test, but I doubt I’ll ever do that. This book has a lot of useful information on what kind of gear to buy, what to pack, and how to take care of your gear. I didn’t exactly expect such modern contents when I bought this, because I was looking for something a little different. The author does touch on some of what I was looking for, such as how to build different types of temporary shelters. There is only basic information on things such as identifying edible plants, and how to prepare wild game. There are really nice illustrations for a lot of the information, such as how to set traps. Those are really useful. Probably more useful than descriptions. I was looking for something (for research purposes) on how to survive in the wilderness if you found yourself there unexpectedly with no supplies, nothing but the clothes on your back. All the fancy gear and equipment in this book obviously pre-supposes that one has the money to buy such things, and the time to plan a trip on purpose. I’ll keep looking for something that gives me the information I’m looking for, but just because this book didn’t exactly contain what I need, doesn’t detract from the book in any way.