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Mors Kochanski — The Bushcraft Journal

Mar 28, Max Hemingway rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. He was hospitalized for five weeks during his studies, predominantly due to a case of the buhcraft.

Focuses on the northern forests of the world so all you guys in the southern hemisphere would do better with Ray Mears but for anyone in the north of the world this is a great book on the subject.

He spent most of his time working the farm and assisting his father, who had been a windmill carpenter in Poland. I once took a two hour class on knife craft from Kochanski.

Feb 27, Rob Shurmer rated it really liked it Shelves: Paul Council of the Boy Scouts as a fundraiser for Eagle Scout college scholarships, and later in the year, hung out with him again at the Winter Camping Symposium this event has become upper Midwest top bushcraft meet-up!

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He teaches special fire lays for all night fires and for burning on top of deep snow. Good index, about pages and a col This book certainly does what it sets out to do.

Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival

These compact components will help you combat dehydration, stay warm, and build shelter. In the cold northwoods, sleep will be very difficult to obtain without understanding other survival skills and principles.


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Once lit, you lay down lengthwise next to the fire and it will keep you warm while you sleep. The book became a Canadian bestseller.

Mors Kochanski

This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading kchanski external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Much of his body knowledge I had no idea existed. He’s a survival skills legend, and if you travel the north woods I highly recommend studying his writing and videos.

kkchanski Also, it tackles bushcraft from quiet a different angle than the likes of Ray Mears, this one is more about long term comfort building, living as opposed to surviving. With clear instructions, extensive use of diagrams and a color photo supplement, this comprehensive reference includes all the practical skills and knowledge essential for you to survive and enjoy the wilderness: He taught these survival skills to the Canadian Air Force, at the University of Alberta, as well as running his own private course Karamat Wilderness Ways.

I’ve learned a lot from Mors. Additional covering material, such as a tarp, and a saw will help create a first rate home. Ian rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Dave April 8, at 9: Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Mors is a great mave in Bushcraft and this book provide a good insight into his knowledge.

It’s a pretty good read for beginners. Rather than just throwing out a handful of interesting primitive techniques or pictures of cool “survival” knives, I think it’s important to understand the objective: That is how you know that you’ve adequately prepared for the Winter wilderness.

In his parents moved to Prince Albertone of the bushcrat cities in the province. This trip plan should trigger rescue in the event of an emergency and bshcraft give reassurance that bushcrraft is on the way!


Mar 16, David Bailey rated it really liked it Shelves: Covering firecraft, axecraft, knifecraft, sawcraft, kochaanski, and sheltercraft, Bushcrwft provides a wealth of information and rich illustrations about each technique along with a variety of applications that you can practice on your own.

Book Review: Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski – Section Hikers Backpacking Blog

Today, if a course or instructor has any solid foundation in modern survival skills or Bushcraft, the odds are that they are likely based on a teaching, a skill or idea that Mors had some input in developing — whether they know it or not. We hope our adventures—and misadventures—inspire you to revel in the world around you. Very informative and valuable, and although it is meant for the wilderness of northern Canada it deals with valuble skills that are applicable almost anywhere.

He has spent a lifetime testing and refining survival techniques in the northern wilderness, as well as advanced bushcraft skills that can allow one to live comfortably in the wilderness with the materials they find in the woods around them.

Again, this is a great book with superbly done line drawings and diagrams which adequately illustrate the author’s point. He contends that you have to consume more energy than you expend in hunting and gathering, and hit a daily baseline of 1, calories with of those calories coming from carbohydrates.

Mors Kochanski is a Polish Canadian bushcraft and wilderness survival instructor, naturalistand author. Mike Mcgowan rated it liked it Aug 20,