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The Bushmans Guide to Tools and Gear Paperback – December 2, 2013
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About the Author
John" Arizona Bushman" Campbell is a former Desert Survival Instructor from Arizona. He has been into wilderness survival since the age of 8. He grew up in Oklahoma in a small town called Holsum Valley. During heavy rains and ice storms he and his family would be trapped for weeks at a time. Hunting, fishing, trapping, and gardening became a way of life. The family would even raise their own food animals for sustainment during these hard times. At age 11 he joined the Boy Scouts. He was active with them for five years and moved onto the Explorer Scouts. There were always plenty of outings and opportunities to be outdoors. Learning Wilderness Survival Skills were always a key note on these outings. Growing up he also had a lot of Native American friends from the Cherokee and Choctaw Tribes. They would hike and camp for days on end practicing ancestral skills. Snakes, fish, bugs, and wild edibles were on the menu. Nights were spent in a natural shelter. In 1998 he moved to Arizona. In 2003 he took formal training from one of the countries top instructors. He has been practicing desert survival and primitive skills ever since.
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The editing is so bad that it is painful to read.
I am OK with some mistakes but this was clearly not even spell checked.
Some authors like to portray a "backwoods / down home" persona but it goes a bit far when in one photo he is in a lot of tactical gear and a 45 automatic and goes on about his gun collection and then he claims "my truck does not have AC".
Many pictures have no captions, one indicates I should click on it for more information.
Some of the items discussed are not identified fully in either the text or the picture.
Some items are described as being used a few times, not much of a review there.
Others just indicate a sort of list of things he owns, the section on firearms is pathetic. It boils down to buy a shotgun and an AK style rifle. Clearly what most students of Bush-craft need is a few long guns to tote around.
The gear listed is barely described and almost no cross comparisons are given.
A plain waste of time.