Mors Kochanski is a Polish Canadian bushcraft and wilderness survival instructor , naturalist, and author. He has acquired an international following and has. But there are so many outdoor skills that I am unfamiliar with covered in Mors Kochanski’s classic “Bushcraft”, that I could easily spend the rest of my life. Mors Kochanski is a legend in the outdoor survival world. the opportunity to take Winter survival and bushcraft classes from Mors through the.

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In the cold northwoods, sleep will be very difficult to obtain without understanding other survival skills and principles. Books by Mors Kochanski. This is the Kochamski bible.

Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival

Paul Council of the Boy Scouts as a fundraiser for Eagle Scout college scholarships, and later in the year, hung out with him again at the Winter Camping Symposium this event has become upper Midwest top bushcraft meet-up! If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

One of the best wilderness survival books I have ever read. Bushcrafr Specific, Applicable Knowledge.

Super Shelter A Mors Kochanski original, the “Super Shelter” is a dramatic upgrade to the classic pine bough lean-to you see in nearly every survival manual. E was great to deal with. The cold is kochansko forgiving, and you are working against time to secure your survival situation. Today, if a course or instructor has any solid foundation in modern survival skills or Bushcraft, the odds are that they are likely based on a teaching, a skill or idea that Mors had some input in developing — whether they know it or not.

It is one of my personal faves for practical knowledge.

Mors Kochanski — The Bushcraft Journal

Mors was a Sea Cadet for three years. Return bushctaft Book Page. This knot uses little cord, cinches up powerfully tight with paracord, and has a million uses. Retrieved from ” https: If you can’t consume that many calories, you’re better off letting your body go into fasting mode. Today, with digital technology, Mors’ reach continues to grow.


After years of canoeing through countless miles of mprs and rivers, I put together a must-have set of knives for canoe camping—check it out! Layed out in am easy way to comprehend.

Mors was brought up on a relatively isolated farm in Saskatchewan. Feb 27, Rob Shurmer rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve taken several of Mors’ classes, read all of his books, and watched his DVDs. However, after doing a Winter survival course with Mors, I realized my fire-lighting skills had actually been pretty basic.

There are many survival books that cover survival in the mountains, desert, forest, ocean, jungle—you name it—all of which offer general advice. He kcohanski hospitalized for kochansoi weeks during his studies, predominantly due to morx case of the mumps.

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Interesting material on survival at northern latitudes.

He discusses shelters and lighting fires and using cordage thoroughly. Mors’ father felt his children would inevitably be conscripted for military service. He lights the bundle while holding it at waist level, and the bundle quickly burns into a hot torch that is easily controlled bkshcraft manipulated by hand, up off the cold, wet ground. I once took a two hour class on knife craft from Kochanski.

For example, I learned how to construct a parallel firelay, which is a fire that will burn all night, and keep you warm from head to toe. Anyone interested in learning primitive skills. His father fought for the Polish military during the First World Waran experience left him with a strong desire to see his children educated, so that they might benefit from serving as kochansoi.


However, Mors is also a realist, which means he’s a big advocate of carrying a well prepared survival kit. Spend energy bushcraf and gathering?

Feb 28, James Morrison rated it it was amazing.

Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski

A well-constructed Super Shelter becomes a wilderness resort and allows for great sleep. Mors, now 28 years of age, offered his services. However, he took many jobs before finding his opportunity to become an instructor, including concrete technician, geologist assistant, engineering technician, surveyor, social worker, and draughtsman, a job at which he updated the street plans of Prince Albert after the installation of gas mains.

With clear instructions, extensive use of diagrams and a color photo supplement, this comprehensive reference includes all the practical skills and knowledge essential to not only survive but enjoy the wilderness. Views Read Edit View history.

Each technique has just enough detail to not discourage from attempting them, but still is succinct enough to hold attention. To be more accurate he gave me two, and this was the second.

Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival by Mors Kochanski

Lizz Roe January 23, at Apr 17, Ravi Desai rated it really liked it. Check out my tips and advice for warm hands in all Winter weather! This book is filled with useful information for bushcraft camping.

Freed from his farm chores, Mors made the public library his second home.