Wilderness Axe Skills and Campcraft

Wilderness Axe Skills and Campcraft

This is his first book, distilling many years of outdoor experience and nearly two decades of teaching wilderness bushcraft skills. Clear and comprehensive chapters deliver wilderness axe skills and campcraft knowledge from start to finish.

Author: Paul Kirtley

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ISBN: 0764361481

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Page: 208

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An understandable guide to key skills for bushcrafters, campers, outdoors lovers, and anyone interested in surviving on the land. No other woodcraft teacher instills outdoor knowledge the way Kirtley does, which has earned him a stellar global reputation. This is the chance to learn from him even if you can't attend his sold-out courses. Everything needed for those seeking eventual serious bushcraft mastery, and also helpful for those who admire bushcraft but simply want to add ease and enjoyment to occasional camping. This is his first book and teaches the core skills from start to finish: selecting the correct tools for the task, caring for the tools, everyday axe techniques, felling, limbing, sectioning, and carving techniques and projects. Next, master efficient and sometimes lifesaving campcraft needs, including pot hangers, tripods, cranes, camp grills, broilers, lanterns, stools, tent needs, essential knots, lashings, ladders, and rope throwing and hoisting. Also features a detailed look at more than a dozen types of wood and their properties, for best choices in all bushcraft needs.
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Forest School for Grown Ups

Forest School for Grown Ups

RURAL SKILLS Langsner, D. Country Woodcraft. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1978. Law, B. Woodland Craft. Lewes, UK: Guild of Master Craftsmen (GMC) Publications, 2015. AX CRAFT Kirtley, P. Wilderness Axe Skills and Campcraft.

Author: Richard Irvine

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781797217338

Category: Nature

Page: 226

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From starting a fire to foraging for food, basket making to making a bird feeder, tree hugging and cloud scrying, this beautifully designed forest almanac is a treasure for anyone who loves the outdoors. Forest schools for kids originated in Scandinavia as outdoor play-based learning groups, and in 2016 The Forest School Foundation was established in the USA. But why should kids have all the fun? Connecting with green spaces, trees, and plants can lift our spirits, lower our stress levels, and relax our brains – in short, playing outside is good for adults, too. Forest School for Grown-Ups is here to help. A gorgeous and comprehensive guide to all things outdoors for anyone who loves being in and interacting with nature, readers will learn how to make a rope sing, go forest bathing, read flowers, build a campfire, and make a forest potion. From practical tips and how-tos to forest folklore, there's something for everyone. Exquisite lino cut art and illustrations run throughout, along with step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and more. Forest School for Grown-Ups provides the perfect resource for people of all ages to enjoy spending quality time outdoors. From starting a fire to foraging for food, basket making to making a bird feeder, tree hugging and cloud scrying, this beautifully designed forest almanac is a treasure for anyone who loves the outdoors. HANDY AND INFORMATIVE: Comprehensive collection of all things trees, loaded with practical content with a rich, powerful design, making it the perfect gift for anyone who loves the outdoors BEAUTIFUL AND DISTINCTIVE: Features unique handmade linocut art. FAMILY-FRIENDLY: Family-friendly, for all ages Perfect for: • Anyone who loves the outdoors, camping, trees, and nature • Father's Day, birthday, and holiday gift-givers
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Handbook of Trail Campcraft Step by step Guide

Handbook of Trail Campcraft  Step by step Guide

Making of beds from wilderness materials . Jackknives , hand axes . Cooking utensils . Mobile shelters . Conservation “ know - how . " Skill in handling mode of travel , such as canoe , horse . Development of sani- First aid . tary ...

Author: Young Men's Christian Associations. National Campcraft Commission

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924001403918

Category: Camping

Page: 196

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Categories: Camping

Out on the Land

Out on the Land

Bushcraft Skills from the Northern Forest Ray Mears, Lars Fält. Top left A wilderness axe and a frame saw are ideal trail companions on a summer canoe trip; for winter travel, they are essential tools. Top right A variety of axes suited ...

Author: Ray Mears

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472925008

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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'Fifty years into my life journey I realise that, while I love remote wild places and the peoples I meet there, it is in forests that I find the greatest joy. Of all the forests that I have explored, it is the great circumpolar Boreal forest of the North that calls to me most. Here is a landscape where bush knowledge really counts and where experience counts even more ... This book has been thirty years in the making.' Out on the Land is an absorbing exploration of, and tribute to, the circumpolar Boreal forest of the North: its landscape, its people, their cultures and skills, the wilderness that embodies it, and its immense beauty. The book is vast in scope and covers every aspect of being in the wilderness in both winter and summer (clothing, kit, skills, cooking, survival), revealing the age-old traditions and techniques, and how to carry them out yourself. It also includes case studies of early explorers, as well as modern-day adventurers who found themselves stranded in the forest and forced to work out a way to survive. So much more than a bushcraft manual, this book goes deeper, to the traditions and cultures that gave us these skills, as well as focusing on the detail itself. Ray and Lars's practical advice is wound around a deep love for the forest, respect and admiration for the people who live there and sheer enjoyment of the stunning scenery.
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Camping Skills for Trail Living

Camping Skills for Trail Living

A Revision of Handbook of Trail Campcraft Young Men's Christian Associations. National Campcraft Commission John Andrew Ledlie ... The early American pioneers literally hewed a civilization out of a wilderness with an axe .

Author: Young Men's Christian Associations. National Campcraft Commission

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ISBN: UIUC:30112003969711

Category: Camping

Page: 192

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Current Problems in Camp Leadership

Current Problems in Camp Leadership

Here we will consider only the techniques of which relate directly to woodcraft and campcraft , attempting to cover the skills essential to " pioneer , " " wilderness , " or " primitive " camping as it is variously termed .

Author: Jackson Roger Sharman

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ISBN: UOM:39015057294079

Category: Camping

Page: 120

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Categories: Camping

Boys Life

Boys  Life

These four things are: Campcraft, Woodcraft, Aquatics, and Physical Fitness Skills. All are Scouting. ... Make good, clean, sharp, dry tinder with your knife, and kindling with your axe. Sharp edges catch easier than round ones.

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Page: 40

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.
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Introduction to Camp Counseling

Introduction to Camp Counseling

Author: Richard G. Kraus

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015003626093

Category: Camp counselors

Page: 319

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Categories: Camp counselors

Sam Campbell

Sam Campbell

The cry of the mountain lion no longer echoed through the wilderness . The timber harvesting moved northward , leaving behind a ... In the meantime , sport campers happily honed their skills in the now disappearing art of campcraft .

Author: Shandelle Marie Henson

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1572582219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Sam Campbell, the Philosopher of the Forest, was a legend of the North Country. Once met, he was never forgotten, for he was a fountain of inspiration and buoyant enthusiasm. As one of the early pioneers in the environmental movement, his efforts were aimed at educating and entertaining people in hopes of raising their consciousness. Sam respected the merging breed of politically active conservationists, and acknowledged a great need for them. However, he found that his own personality was much better suited to low-key, friendly efforts to help people appreciate nature and thus lift their thoughts to more lofty values.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Camp Girls

Camp Girls

... of us in campcraft skills. She was the one who could wield a heavy axe and use the dull side to hammer in stakes for our tents, then start a one-match fire in the rain. She tells me that she considers Agawak's wilderness trip guide, ...

Author: Iris Krasnow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538732243

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 133

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New York Times bestselling author Iris Krasnow reflects with humor and heart on her summer camp experiences and the lessons she and her fellow campers learned there that have stayed with them throughout their lives. Iris Krasnow was 8 years old when she first attended sleep-away camp, building lasting friendships and essential life skills amid the towering pine trees and open skies of Wisconsin. Decades later, she returned to Camp Agawak as a staff member to help resurrect Agalog, the camp's defunct magazine that she wrote for as a child. There, she revisits the activities she loved as a young girl: singing songs around a campfire, swimming in a pristine lake, sleeping under the stars—experiences that continue to fill her with wisdom and perspective. A nostalgic, inspiring memoir with a universal message on the importance of long-term friendship for campers and non-campers alike, Camp Girls weaves between past and present, filling the page in delicious detail with cabin pranks, canoe trips in rainstorms, and the joy of finding both your independence and your interdependence in nature alongside your peers. Through rich storytelling, Iris shares her own and other campers' adventures and the lessons from childhood that can shape fulfilling and successful adulthoods. Ultimately, Iris powerfully demonstrates that camp is more than a place or a collection of activities: it's where we learn what it means to be human and what it feels like to truly belong to a family—not of blood, but of history, loyalty, and tradition.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography