Essential Bushcraft


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 wilderness techniques, this book is an invaluable companion on any expedition.

$ 13.96

Nikola Tesla Secret

Comments

  1. nightwind says:
    65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Candidate for Best Wilderness Survival Instruction Book Ever, June 12, 2010
    By 

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Essential Bushcraft (Paperback)
    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.
    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  2. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s Ray Mears, fuggedaboutit., September 26, 2016
    By 
    T. M. (USA) –

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Essential Bushcraft (Paperback)
    What else needs to be said about Mears, who is a veritable Mister Rogers of the forest? Even if you have no intent of being more than a few feet away from an artisan coffeehouse this book is a joy. Mears has such a love for life, and a love for learning, it’s delightfully infectious.
    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  3. W. M. Nielson says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    outstanding book, July 18, 2016
    By 
    W. M. Nielson (Provo, UT) –

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Essential Bushcraft (Paperback)
    just the best “survival” book I have ever seen. Practical, experienced with a wide variety of cultural exposure. Does not brag, not extreme, just does what needs to be done. Highly recommended
    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No