Thursday, March 19, 2009

Free Online Bushcraft Books

There is an on-line edition available of a classic bushcraft text which is no longer available in print. “The 10 Bushcraft Books” by Richard Graves is an excellent source of bushcraft information. All of these ten books are available in HTML format for free download or printing. The PDF version is currently no longer available. Richard Harry Graves, the author, was born in 1898 in Waterford County, Ireland. Richard Graves died in 1971 in Sydney, Australia. He authored numerous books and is a former Commanding Officer of the Australian Jungle Survival & Rescue Detachment.

Here are the links to “The Ten Bushcraft Books” by Richard H. Graves

Book 1. - Ropes & Cords

Book 2. - Huts & Thatching

Book 3. - Campcraft

Book 4. - Food & Water

Book 5. - Firemaking

Book 6. - Knots & Lashings

Book 7. - Tracks & Lures

Book 8. - Snares & Traps

Book 9. - Travel & Gear

Book 10. - Time & Direction

*edit* There is a PDF file that includes all ten books available here:

The Ten Bushcraft Books by Richard Graves.PDF (3.2 MB)

My good friend Mungo has also provided some additional downloads for bushcraft books here:

PDF downloads to a few more bushcraft related texts.

Most of the bushcraft skills discussed in these books require only a sharp cutting implement, such as a knife, axe or machete. Learning bushcraft techniques will help you develop adaptability and the ability to improvise. This will lead to a greater degree of self confidence as your skills increase.

Got bushcraft?

Staying above the water line!



scoutinlife said...

Great link thanks for sharing river!

riverwalker said...

To: scoutinlife

It's some great information ifou really have to get down and rough it a bit. Thanks scout!


Mungo said...

That's a good list! I've provided some PDF downloads to a few more bushcraft related texts too.



riverwalker said...

To: Mungo

Thanks. I didn't know if you had run across these are not but I wennt through a bunch the other night and these looked really good.


Anonymous said...

The PDF file in ziped format for the Ten Books of Bushcraft by Graves is now working again at Christopher Molloys site.

look at the bottom of the page.


riverwalker said...

To: Grey One

Thanks for the link! Will update my post. Thanks.


Kristy said...

Hi guys.

Sorry to interrupt.

I have some of the Richard Graves books and am looking to sell them as they weren't quite what I was after. Do you know where might be the best place to sell them?
Better they are sold than sit here gathering dust.

riverwalker said...

To: Kristy

Send me an email with how much you would like to get for the books and how many you have. I can then try to help you find a buyer.


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