Timber Wolf, Lake Superior, Ontario

A lone timber wolf greets
paddlers along the north shore
of Lake Superior, Canada
(Photo by Michael Neiger)

The Rucksack Masthead
By Michael A. Neiger, Marquette, Michigan
Wilderness tripper: backpacking, winter camping, swift-water canoeing
Web site URL: http://therucksack.tripod.com • E-mail: mneiger@hotmail.com
Contents copyright © 1984-2007 by Michael A. Neiger • All rights reserved.


Bush skills

By Michael A. Neiger
Copyright 2002

Last updated on October 13, 2004

Contents of page

   Old-time bush skills

Looking for
wilderness tripping
equipment and
For 100's of sources for wilderness tripping equipment and supplies, visit the sources for gear page on this Web site.

Need help
finding a book?
Trying to buy a new or used copy of a book, but can't locate one? Want to find a library somewhere in the country that will lend you the book at no cost? Then visit the handy book finder page on this Web site.

a book, catalog,
or Web site.
If you know of a useful outdoor-related book, catalog, or Web site not listed on this Web site, e-mail the book's title, subtitle, author, publisher, date of publication, and short description; or the catalog's address and phone number; or the Web site's URL to Michael Neiger at mneiger@hotmail.com.

** Recommended




Knife Sharpening



Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore, by Ernest T. Seton (Doulbeday, Page, & Co., 1927)

Camp and Trail Methods, by E. Kreps (A. R. Harding, 1910)

Campcraft and Woodlore, by the Canadian National-Grand Trunk Railways (Stout and French, Inc., 1927)

Campers' Guide to Woodcraft and Outdoor Life, by Luis Henderson (1972)

Campers' Handbook, by Dillon Wallace (Fleming H. Revell, Co., 1936)

Camping in the Old Style, by David Wescott (Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2000)

Complete Book of Outdoor Lore and Woodcraft, by Clyde Ormound (Harper and Row, 1982)

Complete Campers Manual, by Francis H. Buzzacott (1905)

Encylopedia of Country Living, by Carla Emery (Sasquatch Books, 1994)

Junior Book of Camping and Woodcraft, by Bernard S. Mason (Ronald Press Co., 1943)

Manual for the Modern Day Mountain Man, by Mack Peyton and Jack Romanek (A.G. Halldin, 1977)

Mountain Man Crafts and Skills, by David Montgomery (Horizon, 1980)

New Way of The Wilderness, by Calvin Rutstrum (MacMillan Co., 1958)

** On Your Own in the Wilderness, by Townsend Whelen and Bradford Angier (Stackpole Co., 1964)

Primitive Outdoor Skills, by Richard L. Jamison (Horizon Publishers, 1985)

Primitive Semi-Permanent Shelters, by John McPherson and Geri McPherson (Prairie Wolf, 1996)

Primitive Wilderness Cooking Methods, by John McPherson and Geri McPherson (AG Press, 1988)

Primitive Wilderness Living and Survival Skills, by John McPherson and Geri McPherson (Prairie Wolf, 1993). An excellent how-to on primitive living.

Primitive Wilderness Skills--Applied and Advanced, by John McPherson and Geri McPherson

Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties, by Daniel C. Beard (Charles Scribner and Sons)

Wildwood Wisdom, by Ellsworth Jaeger (Macmillan Co., 1945)

Woodcraft, by E.H. Kreps (A.R. Harding Publishing Co., 1978)

Woodcraft and Camping, by Nessmuk (Dover Publications, Inc., 1963 [1923])

Woodsmoke, by Ellsworth Jaeger (MacMillan Co., 1953)

** Your Own Book of Campcraft, by Catherine T. Hammett (Simon and Schuster, 1974)




The Backwoodsman--Muzzleloading, Woodslore, Survival, Homesteading, History, Indian Lore

   Backwoodsman Magazine
   P.O. Box 627
   Westcliffde, Colorado 81252

Wilderness Way--Primitive Skills and Earth Wisdom

   Wilderness Way
   P.O. Box 621
   Bellaire, Texas 77402-0128


Return to top of page  |  Return to home page

In God's wilderness lies the hope of the world,
the great, fresh, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness.
— John Muir 1838-1914, Alaska Wilderness, 1890

Content Copyright © by Michael A. Neiger
All rights reserved.
Comments? Suggestions? Dead links? Inaccurate info?
Contact the WebMaster at mneiger@hotmail.com