Favorite "non-mainstream" wilderness skills book?

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  1. C Bryant

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    I bought two copies of this last week super cheap. One tiny paperback and hardcover. Keep the hardcover for reference and paperback to beat up.

    Love this thread. I have added four or five new books to the library/reading list. Keep them coming!
     
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    This one is fiction. But a favorite as a kid. "Where the red fern grows" by Wilson Rawl. Set in Oklahoma, a place very different from here. About a boy bushcrafting/hunting to make a living. My whole world grew after reading it. What the main character was doing was to be admired to me. Especially since he wasn't much older than me. The writing was good enough to let me imagine the country side well. I should warn you it is a very sad story. On the order of old yeller.
    Cheers Jim
     
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    I have not read this, but is a book I would like to get a copy of it.

    The Tramp's Handbook by Harry Roberts. It was published 1903 in London.

    Anyone read this one?
     
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    One of my favorites because it is so basic.

    It reminds you that a lot of things that you think are “common knowledge” is actually not any longer.
     
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    wilderness survival by Berglund me and a friend had it out from the library we had to buy it. still have it. still one of the best
     
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    Not sure what non-mainstream means here, but seem to think it refers to older books. These are some of my favorites from days of yore. The Boy Scout Fieldbook pictured is the 1984 edition and I feel it is the best of all 009.JPG 010.JPG the Fieldbooks.
     
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    great books learned alot from them
     
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    Good books! I think Angier's "How To Stay Alive In The Woods" was the first survival book I ever read. :)
     
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    Hey! I have that book as well! Pretty cool stuff. I got it back in 90s sometime... I should dust it off... always nice to reaquaint with an old book you've have...
     
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    I live in the woods by Paul Provencher. Paul was a Canadian surveyor that spent much time with the Cree.
     
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    My two favorites b/c they are originals (possibly first editions) and they contain original artwork by Norman Rockwell... 15661740487332577305835307425658.jpg
     
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    you ever notice when you read through these books after a while you can pick out those writers that know what they are doing and those that just repeat what is in other books....The other thing about having so many books is that each may have a different take on the same subject. I find that I learn something new from each book I get.
     
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