What's on Your Book Shelf?

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What's on Your Book Shelf?

Post by Texas Hangman » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:03 am

What do y'all have on your shelves? I thought it'd be nice to have a thread with a list of books relating to Bushcraft, as well as other topics relating to the outdoors here in Texas, such as field guides. I'll go ahead and start. Here's a small taste of what's on my book shelf. I recommend them all. I feel that there is no one book for everything, and that topic specific books are usually a lot better than general books. Not only do they provide more information, but they tend to be more readable and enjoyable in my experience.

Texas Snake - Werler & Dixon
Texas Amphibians - Tipton, Hibbets, Hibbets, Hibbets, & Laduc (I know these guys lol)
Lizards of the American South West - Jones & Lovich
Bats of Texas - Ammerman, Hice, Schmidly
Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America - Evans
Field Guide to the Birds of North America - Stokes
Field Guide to the Mammals of North America - Kaufman
SNAKES the evolution of mystery in nature - Greene
More Than Snake Hunting - Trumbower
The Complete Boa Constrictor - Russo
The Complete Suboc - Rhoads (Dusty is a buddy of mine)
Rattlesnake of the US and Canada - Rubio

Wildwood Wisdom - Jaeger
Bushcraft - Kochanski
The Foxfire Book
Foxfire 2
Foxfire 3
Back to Basics - Gehring
Nature's Garden: edible wild plants - Thayer
Edible and Useful Plants of Texas and the Southwest - Tull
Traditional Archery - Fadala

Stargazing Basics - Kinzer
Astronomy: a self teaching guide - Moche
Turn Left at Orion - Consolmagno & Davis

Ultralight Backpacking Tips - Clelland
The Ultimate Hang: an illustrated guide to hammock camping - Hansen
The Backpacker's Hand Book - Townsend
The Backpacker's Field Manual - Curtis
How to Rock Climb - Long

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Re: What's on Your Book Shelf?

Post by Tim » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:18 am

Great idea, I love reading. I'm going to include the items that I have on my tablet as well.

Birds of Texas Field Guide - Tekiela
Birds of Minnesota Field Guide - Tekiela
Texas snakes - Dixon
Buscraft - Kochanski
Canoecraft - Moores
Best Hikes near Houston - Stelter
The Outdoor Survival Handbook - Akkermans
Walden - Thoreau
Nature - Emerson
Canoeing in the wilderness - Thoreau
Adistant Eden - Tackitt
Rational Preparedness - Krehbiel

And then a host of other fiction novels including works by...
and many more

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Re: What's on Your Book Shelf?

Post by Seeker » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:22 pm

I have a few to add:

Camping and Woodcraft by Horace Kephart
Audubon guides for Trees, Insects, Reptiles, and Birds
Peterson guides for Medicinal Plants and Edible Plants
"Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you." John Muir

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Re: What's on Your Book Shelf?

Post by redrob » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:25 am

Edible Wild Plants of Texas (Non-woody Species) by Mark Suter
A couple of Samuel Theyer's books on edible plants
98.6 Degrees by Cody Lundin

I loaned The Ultimate Hang to a friend, but I don't have it back yet.

I want Bushcraft by Kochanski and I have some stuff by Ray Mears on my list, as well as Foxfire 5.

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Re: What's on Your Book Shelf?

Post by Newt » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:23 pm

I am reading Alaska right now. Very good novel. Makes you want to move there.
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Re: What's on Your Book Shelf?

Post by Bill » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:18 pm

Dave Cantubury's Pathfinder book is a good starter.
Both of Cody Lunduin's Books.
Ray Mears Bushcraft is wonderful.
Edible Wild Plants of Texas (Non-woody Species) by Mark Suter
Les stroud and Myke Hawk's books are not bad but are very similar.
Also the oldie but goodie the US Military survival manual.
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Re: What's on Your Book Shelf?

Post by saustin1967 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:19 pm

Right now

Modern Reloading, second edition, by Richard Lee

Lyman - Reloading Handbook, 49th Edition

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Re: What's on Your Book Shelf?

Post by GreyOne » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:55 pm

Let me recommend a book for those interested in Knots and Knot tying. "The Ahsley Book of Knots" by Clifford Ashley.
About 698 pages, over 2000 knots described. This is the knot tyers bible, and knots are often described as ABK #xycz.

Original publication was 1944, and it was last revised in the 1990's. I have seen old copies on ABE Books for 40-50 dollars, and I think new edition prints are available from Amazon. I have the PDF version, but it is over 100 MB, so I cannot email or easily upload it.

At any rate, it is well worth getting, if you wish to become an expert in knotology. :)
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Re: What's on Your Book Shelf?

Post by isurvivalist » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:36 am

Woodcraft and Camping - Nessmuk
Camping and Woodcraft - Kephart
Woodcraft - Nessmuk
Bushcraft 101 - Canterbury
The Journals of Lewis and Clark - Devoto
The Wilderness Warrior (Theodore Roosevelt) - Brinkley
Primitive Skills - Jamison
The Foxfire Book (first)
SAS Survival Handbook - Wiseman
Several Audubon Field Guides
A few Peterson Field Guides
Boy Scout Handbook
Boy Scout Fieldbook
Tom Brown's Guide to Wilderness Survival
Mammal Tracking - Halfpenny
Animal Tracks and Signs - Smith
...and many more
...A boat load of digital books including Daniel Boone

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Re: What's on Your Book Shelf?

Post by Red Wolff » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:00 pm

Finding copies of Foxfire books in my area is like searching for Unicorns. I'll keep at it though. I keep hearing about them and am intrigued.

A few you guys have not mentilned but I find useful, as I am a prepper too;

Storey's Basic Country Skills
The American frugal house wife
Wolves, a wild life handbook
Indian herbalogy of North America
Herbal Antibiotics
The joy of spinning

Those are my physical books. I will make a post of my electronic ones.

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