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Muddy Faces

Bushcraft books

Books on bushcraft, tool use & traditional crafts to inspire and inform you in your time outdoors.

We'd love your recommendations and book reviews - send them to share@muddyfaces.co.uk and we'll add the best here.

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Essential Bushcraft - Ray Mears

£18.99 exVAT

Packed with essential wilderness techniques, this book is an invaluable companion on any expedition.


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The Natural Navigator - Tristan Gooley

£12.99 exVAT

Starting with a simple question – ‘Which way am I looking?’ – Tristan Gooley blends natural science, myth, folklore and the history of travel to introduce you to the rare and ancient art of finding your way using nature’s own sign-posts, from the feel of a rock to the look of the moon.


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The Knot Handbook - George Lewis

£9.99 exVAT

Many of the knots featured are strongly associated with - and probably originated - from sailing, but even the saltiest of them have extensive applications on land.


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Knots - Collins Gem

£5.99 exVAT

Step-by-step instructions to tying over 50 knots from the essential to the decorative.


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Forest Craft - Richard Irvine

£16.99 exVAT

Appealing to both forest school teachers and families, this is a book that can be turned to time and time again, through the different seasons and over many years.


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Making Woodland Crafts - Patrick Harrison

£15.99 exVAT

This book is the perfect companion for any family outdoor day, a joyful introduction to the crafts available in any piece of woodland. It is guaranteed to get children (and their parents, siblings, grandparents…) out and about and enjoying nature.


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Swedish Carving Techniques - Wille Sundqvist

£21.99 exVAT

In an honest, straightforward style, Wille Sundqvist shares his love for basic hand tools and the practical objects they can produce from branches, burls, and crooked pieces of wood.


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Whittling Handbook - Peter Benson

£7.99 exVAT

The Whittling Handbook is the perfect introduction to the simple, yet immensely pleasurable, craft of creating attractive objects with nothing more than a knife and a piece of timber.


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Whittling Twigs & Branches - Chris Lubkemann

£9.99 exVAT

Author Chris Lubkemann shares his lifelong love of whittling in Whittling Twigs & Branches.


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Fascination of Earth: Wood Whittling - Claire Warden

£9.00 exVAT

A theoretical and practical guide exploring the inherent fascination that children have with sticks, and the learning opportunities that wood whittling can present. Simple, clear and easy to use, for anyone working with children from 3-11 years old.
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See also

MFK30 Foraging Bundle600x600

Bushcraft & Foraging

Visit this section of our shop for other books on bushcraft & foraging.

FEA214 LA Little Book Woodwork 20x20

Woodwork & Crafting

Visit this section of our shop for other books on woodwork & crafting.

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