September Challenge 2019

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  1. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

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    For September id like to see your top 3 most used wilderness references. I typically hit the audobon field guides a lot if I'm out on discovery. Id say for me its the bird book followed by the wild flower book followed by the tree book.

    Im hoping to come up with a nice reference list for folks as they start on their journeys or to accentuate their collection.
     
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    It is hard to narrow the list to three, so I have three sets of three:
    For survival scenarios:
    Basic knot book that interview often.
    Survival Field Manual
    My grandfathers Bluejacket Manual from WWII
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    For bushcrafting and general skills:
    A shelter book
    Wildwood wisdom, I have had this book as long as I can remember having a bookshelf in the house. Probably 40 years.
    Another general knowledge book: plants, fieldcraft, animals, shelters, etc...Living off the country. An excellent book.
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    For wilderness medicine:
    Where there is no Doctor. Probably the best.
    SF medic book
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    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

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    This will be the last challenge. Ill come up with another way to give you all patches. New stuff coming next month.
     
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    If you are looking for a Bushcraft book I would recommend this one.
     

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    Here's my top 3:
    Edible and toxic wild plants (in dutch), Ray Mears and SAS survival/bushcraft guides.
    I especially like the pocketable version of the SAS guide. Easy to toss in your daypack.
    (see Candiru pictured for size reference :D )

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    These are closesly followed by some more books on animals, insects, plants, mushrooms, compass use(not pictured) , knot tying etc. Like @SEMO said, it's hard to narrow it down. I think my top 3 is different depending on the trip destination and type of transport and things like that. Books below are heavier so stay in the campsite/car more often.

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    Bummed to hear this is the last of the monthly challenges. They were fun to follow and participate in, but am eager to see what else you have in store...

    For me I couldnt narrow down to only 3. Four books is the least I could get it down to.
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    @OutdoorsFamilyMan send me your address for you are this months winner! Ill get some patches out to you asap.
     
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