Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry!

Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. 

Based on the 5Cs of Survivability–cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages–this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you’ll also discover detailed information on:

Choosing the right items for your kit.

Manufacturing needed tools and supplies.

Collecting and cooking food.

Protecting yourself from the elements.

With Canterbury’s guidance, you’ll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation, you’ll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you’ve never imagined.

Dave Canterbury

Dave Canterbury

David Michael Canterbury (born September 19, 1963) is a survival expert who co-starred on the reality television show Dual Survival for two seasons (2010–11) which aired on the Discovery Channel.

He is also an author, publishing Bushcraft 101 in 2014 (which made The New York Times Best Seller list), Survivability for the Common Man (2011), and Advanced Bushcraft (2015).

In 2015 Canterbury co-starred in a survival series called Dirty Rotten Survival, which aired on the National Geographic Channel.

He first worked on a reptile farm, then as a commercial fisherman and diver in Florida. Canterbury is currently the owner and one of the instructors at the Pathfinder School in southeast Ohio.

Canterbury teaches survival techniques, promoting what he calls the "5 Cs of Survivability": a cutting tool, a combustion device, cover, a container, and cordage. He has a YouTube TV channel on which he posts survival-themed instructional videos

“Bushcraft” is a term for wilderness skills and is the practice of surviving”

“You must master a unique skill set that includes firecraft, navigation, trapping, creating shelter, tracking, and the use of tools, both modern and primitive.”

“The man, who goes afoot, prepared to camp anywhere and in any weather, is the most independent fellow on earth.”

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