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    Just wondering if there are any small back pocket sized books relating to bushcraft, I own the SAS guide but was wondering if theres anything that would compliment it with a few more details on some of the crafts, would rather not lug my bigger books and manuals when I'm out and about

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    Some of the other gents (and even ladies!) may know of smaller ones a person could carry, I just pack the same SAS Handbook you mentioned. I also have my old & trusty Ranger Handbook to drop in a cargo pocket. Truth be known, I don't go any where without a pocket New Testament, which has kept me going more than anything!!

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    Mors Kochanski has put out a series of pocket books. Should be able to google around for them. I've got the set upstairs, latter in the day I could go up and bring em down. Some of them are specific to more northern climates if I remember but all have useful info. There is also a pocket book series on outdoor survival/bushcraft, fly tying, stars and the like, I've seen at bookstores, REI and such, again amazon and google you'll find em....
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    There's a small book called Camp Cookery by Horace Kephart that is small and full of good bush recipes.
    A book I usually bring is wild edibles to help me learn plants.
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    Fur Fish and Game have some smaller sized books may want too check them out Camp and trail methods,woodcraft just a coule of titles

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    I read an idea that isn't necessarily bushcrafty but it might work. You take and load your cell phone up with several bushcraft books and then get a small pocket solar phone charger. That way you can take your whole library with you in a small amount of space and you have a way to always charge up your phone enough to study your material.

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    Karamat Productions has a few FREE downloadable guides designed by Mors Kochanski. You can get yourself a roll of clear shelf paper and laminate the pages and the pages will be water proof.

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    Elmer Kreps' "Woodcraft", in the reprint I bought, is pocket-sized.
    "Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you." John Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road King View Post
    Karamat Productions has a few FREE downloadable guides designed by Mors Kochanski. You can get yourself a roll of clear shelf paper and laminate the pages and the pages will be water proof.
    Could only find the $3 ones on the site? not a bad price but i'd need to ship to the UK

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