Ultimately if you want to be proficient in bushcraft and survival skills, you have to go outside, train in the skills and use them in practice. Even knowledge must be tempered by experience. There are no two-ways about this. But you can gain a great deal of guidance in which skills to practise and how to execute them by using books as a guide. If you consider the books below as a syllabus, if you become proficient in the skills and can apply the knowledge contained in them, you will be a very capable outdoors person.
All the books below come highly recommended. I won’t recommend a book that I haven’t read myself and all of them are on my bookshelf.
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