A guide to reconnecting with the art of using trees and timber for bushcraft and woodcraft
Woodcraft takes the reader on a very practical learning journey. From the safe use of tools and sustainable harvesting of wood to the subsequent uses for roots, bark and timber, this step-by-step account is suitable for the student of woodcraft, the naturalist and the practitioner of bushcraft skills. If you have ever wanted to make your own bow and arrows, learn to make fire using just friction or discover a wealth of other relevant and traditional uses for wood, then this book will not disappoint you. John Rhyder has taught these skills for over 20 years and delivers the information in a no-nonsense and easy-to-follow guide.
John Rhyder is a naturalist, woodsman and wildlife tracker, both founder and Head Instructor at The Woodcraft School. He has also worked and taught in arboriculture, conservation and habitat management. He is certified through CyberTracker conservation as a Senior Tracker. He is the first, and currently the only person at this level and therefore the highest qualified wildlife tracker in Northern Europe. He is qualified as an arborist and also hold a certificate in Species Identification and is endorsed as an instructor in natural navigation techniques through Tristan Gooley and his school of natural navigation. He is regarded as one of the most experienced authorities in the field of bushcraft in the UK and his experience includes being appointed as chief instructor for Ray Mears.