Following is my recommended reading list of books that I have read, reread, enjoyed and learned from. I’ve separated the list into four categories to better serve your interests.
Wilderness Survival by Elbroch & Pewtherer
Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen
How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier
Out on the Land by Mears & Falt
Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Wilderness Survival by Tom Brown Jr.
Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Living with the Earth by Tom Brown Jr.
Bushcraft 101 by Dave Canterbury
Advanced Bushcraft by Dave Canterbury
Fire Making by Daniel Hume
The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees
Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide by Lawrence Newcomb
Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants by Tom Brown Jr.
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants by Foster & Duke
Peterson Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants by Lee Allen Peterson
Peterson Field Guide to Animal Tracks by Olaus J. Murie
Mammals Tracks & Sign by Mark Elbroch
Tracking & the Art of Seeing by Paul Revendes
Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Nature Observation & Tracking by Tom Brown Jr.
Stokes Nature Guide to Nature in Winter by Donald Stokes
Stokes Nature Guide to Observing Insect Lives by Donald Stokes
Golden Guide to Bird Life by Stephen W. Kress
Peterson Field Guide to Birds by Roger Tory Peterson
Peterson Field Guide to Bird’s Nests by Hal H. Harrison
Bird Feathers by Scott & McFarland
What the Robin Knows by Jon Young
Keeping a Nature Journal by Leslie & Roth
Tom Brown’s Field Guide to the Forgotten Wilderness by Tom Brown Jr.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
A Year in the Maine Woods by Bernd Heinrich
The Trees in my Forest by Bernd Heinrich
Northern Wilderness by Ray Mears
Tales of an Empty Cabin by Grey Owl
The Final Frontiersman by James Campbell
Winter by Rick Bass
The Book of Yaak by Rick Bass
Living on the Wild Edge by Paul Revendes
Nature for Children
The Bumper Book of Nature by Stephen Moss
The Curious Nature Guide by Clare Walker Leslie
The Nature Connection by Clare Walker Leslie
Animal Tracker by Jim Arnosky
Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature and Survival for Children by Tom Brown Jr.
The Young Birder’s Guide by Bill Thompson III
Coyote’s Guide to Connecting to Nature by Young, Haas, and McGown
How to Raise a Wild Child by Scott D. Sampson
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
The Nature Principle by Richard Louv