I run a Scout troop and try and spend as much time with them out and about doing stuff as possible.
Now and again however we find ourselves in our HQ with a little time to spare between activities and some of the kids want to chill rather than run around for a few seconds.
I'd like to get a few bushcraft books for the kids to pick up as they want and browse for ideas etc.
Not in any way meant as a replacement or really a learning technique as that needs to be more hands on with Scouts but just a few books lying around for them to pick up and comment 'cool idea, can we try that?'
So, what I'm looking for is a list of peoples five favourite bushcraft books? Which ones do you think give a balance?
So far I have (because they happen to be at home)
Mors Kochanski: Bushcraft
Ray Mears: Essential Bushcraft
Collins Gem: Food for Free
Hedgerow Medicine (less bushy but happy to donate for any Scouts interested to browse)
So, any other suggestions? Looking for 5 or 6 books to add.