Sunday, April 11, 2010

Free Bushcraft Book Download

Caught At Last

If you are into bushcraft, one of the must have items for your survival library is “Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping” by W. Hamilton Gibson (1850-1896). This bushcraft book by William Hamilton Gibson was first published in 1881 and is not copyrighted in the United States. It also contains numerous illustrations by the author. This book provides a complete and illustrated guide on how to catch everything from large animals to squirrels and mice. It also offers general advice on camping and hiking in the woods.

Additional information inside this book includes plans for building dozens of traps and the directions for the building of shanties and log cabins for survival. It also includes directions for the building and construction of boats and canoes, tips on food and cooking utensils and instructions for the curing and tanning of fur skins. There are also some great bait recipes for your traps.

Although the information on the price of fur skins is a little outdated, it still contains a wealth of information for those persons that are truly into bushcraft. It is being provided free in a secure download so that you may add it to your library.

You can preview or download a secure copy of this free bushcraft book here:

Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping.PDF (9.8 MB)

Note from RW: Edited download format to correct problems with viewing illustrations.

Got bushcraft?

Staying above the water line!



simply_complicated said...

might just be my computer or settings, but this download doesn't preview any of the images, and when downloaded, all images show as broken links. being a visual learner, this makes it almost useless to me

riverwalker said...

To: simply complicated

Thanks for the input. I will check the download and fix or repair as necessary.


riverwalker said...

Note from RW: Post edited with new download format to correct problems with viewing illustrations.



Lucas @SurvivalCache said...

Great resource! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Isn't the public domain great.

I'm looking forward to learning some of these traps.

riverwalker said...

To: Lucas

In my research on pinole, I came across this text which mentioned it as a staple food for survival. In his text the author refers to it as "Indian meal".

I'm hoping to do a series of posts about traps and survival shelters (with pictures) as soon as RW, Jr. and his friend Neanderthal get some time to work with me on the project.

Thanks Lucas.


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