Traditional Bushcraft Library (PDFs)

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Below is a collection of some of the better Books of Bushcraft/Woodcraft written from the mid 1800's to the early 20th Century, all are freely downloadable PDF files:


Boy Scouts of America Handbook, First edition 1911:
http://archive.org/details/boyscoutshandboo29558gut

Beard, Daniel Carter: Shelters, Shacks and Shanties:
http://archive.org/details/sheltersshacksan28255gut

Beard, Daniel Carter: The Boy Pioneers, Sons of Daniel Boone1909
http://archive.org/details/boypioneerssonso00bear

The way of the Woods; A manual for sportsmen in North-eastern United States and Canada 1908
http://archive.org/details/waywoodsamanual01brecgoog

Fordyce, Claude P.: Trailcraft; an aid in getting the greatest good out of vacation trips 1922
http://archive.org/details/trailcraftanaid00fordgoog

Fordyce, Claude P.: Touring afoot 1916
http://archive.org/details/touringafoot00fordiala

Harding. A. R.: Deadfalls and Snares – a book of instructions for trappers about these and other home-made traps.
http://archive.org/details/deadfallsandsnar34110gut

Kephart, Horace: The Book of Camping and Woodcraft 1906 (370 pages)
http://archive.org/details/bookofcampingwoo00keph

Kephart, Horace: Camping and Woodcraft 1921 (900+ pages expanded edition)
http://archive.org/details/campingwoodcraft00kephrich

Kephart, Horace: Camp Cookery 1910
http://archive.org/details/campcookery01keph

Sears, G. W. “Nessmuk” Woodcraft 1900
http://archive.org/details/woodcraft00searuoft

Seton, Ernest Thompson: The Book of Woodcraft & Indian lore
http://archive.org/details/cu31924003521287

Van Dyke, Theodore Strong: The Still-Hunter 1911
http://archive.org/details/stillhunter00vand

Watson, John F.L.S.: The Confessions of a Poacher 1890
http://archive.org/details/confessionsofpoa00watsrich

Woodcock, Eldred Nathaniel: Fifty years a hunter and trapper 1913
http://archive.org/details/fiftyyearshunter00woodiala

Galton, Sir Francis: The Art of travel: Shifts and Contrivances available in wild countries
http://archive.org/details/theartoftravel14681gut
 

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Nice List as well chutes... I have read quite a few of those titles too... all very good sources.. as we find new titles I will add them to the list.
 

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Great thread, i got a tonne of reading to do now.

I always like the first hand acounts of those that have lived it, the biographies of great adventurers are such a great read.

Thanks guys.

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Another to add to the list (and a very good one at that!)

Hearne, Samuel: A journey from Prince of Wales's fort in Hudson Bay to the northern ocean, in the years 1769, 1770, 1771, and 1772. -- (1911)

http://archive.org/details/journeyfromprinc00hearuoft

To quote Ray Mears "Hearne didn't just write a journal of his travels, he also wrote the bible of bushcraft..."
 

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Not PDF's but some books on traditional equipment making.
Craft manual of North American Idian footwear by GW White
Recrearting the 18th century Hunting Pouch
Recreating the 18th Century Powder Horn

And Video
Constructing the Woodland Moccasins
 

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I found the book fantastic even owning and original hard copy issued to WA police at time. I believe it is as valid today as the day it was written some info (first aid ) may need updating but that is why you should stay updated with First aid
 

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Couldn't agree with you more, but a very very good resource and covers a lot of ground.

Cheers TheWander
 
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