Canterbury is also the co-owner and supervising instructor at The Pathfinder School in Ohio which was named by USA Today as one of the top 12 survival schools in the United States. It's hard to beat knowledge from a guy who runs a school with accolades like that.
Well Dave Canterbury just released his first book, Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide To The Art of Wilderness Survival and when it became available I immediately had to order a copy. I have other survival manuals like both of Mykel Hawke's manuals and Lofty Wiseman's SAS Survival Handbook. I feel you can never have too much information on the subject.
The difference between Hawke's and Wiseman's manuals versus Canterbury's manual is that Canterbury takes the entire first half of the book talking about what to take with you when venturing out into the wilderness. Canterbury's book is way more based around wilderness preparedness than emergency survival like the other two books. The first half of the book is based around Canterbury's 5 C's of survival which are:
- Cutting tools
Still though, Canturbury's book does have a lot of useful information like making feather sticks, what type of material makes good tinder, how to navigate in your terrain and the like. Even someone with experience in the woods will find tons of useful information in this book, so it isn't a waste of money if you order it.
All in all, I think Canterbury's book is very well written and I think it is a great book to add to your collection. The price at the time of this writing is around $10 which is hard to beat. If you are looking to get into Bushcraft and general survival, you should definitely pick this one up to get your feet wet.