Epic Books. An Outdoors Reference Library.

Over the coming months I’ll be reviewing some of the better books in my outdoors reference library. My library is not vast, but these are some of the books I refer to most often.

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The first half of the reference library – mostly related to traditional Aussie bushcraft, with a little Horace Kephart mixed in.

Books list for photo above-

  • Bushcraft 1 – Ron Edwards – lucky find at a book exchange
  • Bushcraft 2- Ron Edwards – lucky find at a book exchange
  • Bushcraft 3 – Ron Edwards – lucky find at a book exchange
  • Bushcraft 4 – Ron Edwards (not shown) – lucky find at a book exchange
  • A Field Guide to Traditional Australian Bush Crafts – Ron Edwards – ebay
  • Australian Bushcraft – Australian Army, WWII era – Amazon
  • The Bushman’s Handbook – H.A. Lindsay – Amazon
  • The Book of Camping & Woodcraft – Horace Kephart – Amazon
  • 10 individual Bushcraft Handbooks – Richard Graves – Amazon
  • Australian Bushcraft – RM Plate – Abe Books
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Second half of the reference library – mostly skillset-based such as general survival, natural navigation and bush tucker.

Books list for photo above-

  • Nature Is Your Guide – Harold Gatty – Abe Books
  • The Rucksack Bushwalker & Camper- Milo Dunphy – had for years
  • Australian Bush Survival Skills – Kevin Casey – had for years
  • RAAF Survival Manual – Lucky find at a book exchange
  • Tracking – F. Danvers Power – Rare books store – 200 copies only printed
  • Bush Crafts – A Rigby Country Book – Lucky find at a book exchange
  • The Bush Boy’s Book – Donald McDonald – Amazon
  • Bushwalking & Camping – Paddy Pallin – Abe Books
  • Survival Manual – Australian Army – Lucky find at a book exchange
  • Don’t Die in the Bundu – DH Grainger – bidorbuy South Africa
  • Bush Foods of NSW – Royal Botanic Gardens – Lucky find at a book exchange
  • Wild Food Plants of Australia – Tim Low – Angus & Robertson
  • Wild Medicine in Australia – AB & JW Cribb – had for years
  • Wild Food in Australia – AB & JW Cribb – had for years

There are a few more books dealing with Australian/Jungle bushcraft, bushwalking & camping, combat survival and evasion and remote area vehicle operations which I’ll dig out and add to this post.