Graves' Bushcraft Books

Graves' Bushcraft Books

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    Graves' Bushcraft Books

    "The section is home to an on-line edition of a classic text that is sadly now out of print, 'The 10 Bushcraft Books' by Richard Graves. Richard Harry Graves was born 17th July, 1898 (some sources list year of birth as 1897 or 1899) in Co. Waterford, Ireland. He died on 3rd February, 1971 in Sydney, Australia. He is credited with the authorship of several books and is formerly a Commanding Officer of the Australian Jungle Survival & Rescue Detachment on active service with the U.S.A.A.F.

    'The 10 Bushcraft Books' are the seminal texts on bushcraft and this on-line edition (based on the first edition of the book set) has been released to share this unique source of knowledge. Originally written as wartime information for conducting rescue missions, the notes were later revised and prepared for a School of Bushcraft which was conducted for nearly 20 years. Almost all the quirks of the original text have been retained (illustrations by the author, inconsistent word usage, strange punctuation, etc.) although I have removed 50% of the commas (believe it or not). I have also converted all imperial measurements into metric."

    Graves' Bushcraft Books: 00. Introduction

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    Awesome , thanks for sharing this valuable resource!
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    Thumbs up Very Valuable Addition To This Area Of The forum.

    I am familiar with R. H. Graves - Awesome thread Caertaker.
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    Very interesting! I'm not familiar with Richard Graves but I'm looking forward to reading through his book (s).

    He sounds like he was a pretty amazing and accomplished man.

    Thanks for posting this!
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    Found this tonight looking for a post on a subject so I wouldn't do a repeat posting. I found a book at half-price books so I bought it.

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    Just started looking it over so no opinion as of yet. My question is, any suggestions for reading that would help me bone-up on skills? Not necessarily SHTF, but basic skills for a few days. Fire, water, shelter.

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