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Publication Order of Bushcraft Books

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Advanced Bushcraft (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bushcraft First Aid (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bushcraft Illustrated: A Visual Guide (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bushcraft Essentials Field Guide (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Edible Plants of the Eastern Woodlands (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Medicinal Plants of the Eastern Woodlands (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survivability For The Common Man (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Basic & Primitive Navigation (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Signaling for Rescue (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Improvised Hunting Weapons (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wilderness First Aid (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shelter, Fire, Water (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Improvised Trapping (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Building a Survival Kit (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Basic Tracking (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Dave Canterbury
David Michael Canterbury was born September 19, 1963. He is a survival expert that co-starred on “Dual Survival”, a reality show for two seasons on the Discovery Channel, in 2010 and 2011. In 2015, he co-starred in a survival series titled “Dirty Rotten Survival”, which aired on the National Geographic Channel.

On “Dual Survival”, he demonstrated various survival skills, like how to cauterize an injury using fire and gunpowder. Dave intentionally sliced his arm open and then had Cody Lundlin, his co-host, use this technique to stop the bleeding. In the year 2012, the producers decided that Dave wouldn’t be returning to the show when it was discovered that he had lied about his military record.

He’s also a New York Times Best Selling author of “Bushcraft 101”, released in 2014.

First he worked on a reptile farm, and later as a commercial fisherman and diver in Florida.

He is the owner and an instructor at the Pathfinder School in southeast Ohio. He teaches survival techniques, promoting what he calls the “5 Cs of Survivability”: a combustion device, a cutting tool, cover, cordage, and a container. Dave has a YouTube TV channel on which he posts survival themed instructional videos.

Dave is a frequent writer for both American Frontiersman and Backwoodsman magazines and is the co-owner of He is also the US Ambassador for Mora Knife of Sweden.

“Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2014. The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry.

Written by Dave Canterbury, survivalist expert, “Bushcraft 101” gets you ready for your next trip into the backcountry with advice on making the most of your time spent outdoors. Based on the 5 Cs of Survivability: combustion devices, cutting tools, cover, cordages, and containers, this is a valuable guide offers up only the most important of survival skills to help people craft resources from your surroundings and really experience the beauty and thrills of the wilderness.

Inside, you will also learn detailed info on subjects like: Protecting yourself from the elements. Picking the right items for your kit. Making the needed supplies and tools. Cooking and collecting food.

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

With advice on not only getting along, but truly reconnecting with the great outdoors, Dave’s treasure trove of world renowned experience and wisdom comes to life in each one of these pages.

“The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gatethering, and Cooking in the Wild” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2016. What to eat, where you can find it, and how to cook it.

This time around, Dave provides you with all that you will need to know about trapping, preparing, and packing food for your wilderness travels and treks. Whether you are headed out for a day hike or a week long expedition, you will find everything that you need in order to survive, and eat well, while out in the wild.

He makes certain that you are set by not just teaching you how to gather and hunt, but also by giving you recipes to make while you’re out on the trail. Complete with illustrations to accompany his instructions and a full color photo guide of the plants to forage and the ones you should avoid, this is the go-to reference to keep with your pack.

This book helps you achieve the full outdoor experience. With it, you will be ready to head off on your trip and enjoy living off of the land.

“Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2017. Dave Canterbury and outdoor survival instructor bring you the next installment in the bestselling “Bushcraft” series, a go to first aid resource for anybody that is heading into the woods.

On a mountain top or out in the woods, there is no calling 911. This book teaches you how you can be your own first responder. Both of these authors’ many years of experience and training are going to help backpackers and hikers deal with a variety of emergency situations, from broken bones and head injuries to burns and cuts.

You will also learn what to pack and how to make slings, bandages, and dressings at a moment’s notice. Hunt and Canterbury, as bushcraft experts, explain how to use plants as medicine to treat all different sorts of conditions. This provides the reader with lifesaving information that you will need in order to keep yourself and your fellow hikers safe while out on the trail.

“The Bushcraft Essentials Field Guide: The Basics You Need to Pack, Know, and Do to Survive in the Wild” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2022. Learn everything that you will need to know about outdoor survival so you can make it through any situation from New York Times bestselling author and top bushcraft expert Dave Canterbury.

For years, Dave has been teaching outdoor enthusiasts how to survive out in the wild, and really enjoy the experience. “The Bushcraft Essentials Field Guide” distills each of these teachings into the key takeaways that hikers and campers need to know when they are out in the woods.

What to put in your pack. Where to build your shelter. How to start a fire. Dave’s advice is right at your fingertips, with this book, the most accessible Bushcraft title yet. You can rapidly flip and find the answers to pressing questions about wilderness survival. From first aid to setting up camp to navigation, all of it has been provided in such a portable and small book which is perfect whether you are on a day-hike, overnight, or multi day trek.

“The Bushcraft Essentials Field Guide” is what you need to know, when you need to know it, and just what exactly you will need for your next outdoor adventure.

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