The Swiss Army Knife Book

The Swiss Army Knife Book by Felix Immler

63 Outdoor Projects

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Format: Hardback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9780711238893
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Woodsman Felix Immler reveals how to build a comfortable camp in the wilderness using nothing more than a pocket knife. Simple natural materials are used for making a waterproof roof, a chair, a bed, a table, a fridge, and an oven, as well as for carving spoons, knifes, and bowls. You can even grill a chicken on a self-made, water-driven skewer.
The Swiss Army Knife Book is full of ideas for exciting activities, suitable for families and teens as well as adult explorers.

Felix Immler is a trained mechanic, social worker, and nature educator. Having run workshops in bushcraft and historical handicraft techniques for more than ten years, he is currently working for Victorinox as a pocket knife educator. His YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/Taschenmesserbuch) features English language videos on bushcraft and has over 15,000 subscribers.

Format: Hardback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9780711238893
Illustrations: colour illustrations
Size: 7.559 in x 9.646 in / 192 mm x 245 mm
Published:
Foreword
Introduction
What is bushcraft, exactly?
PROJECTS
Improvised tools and implements
Wooden mallet
Digging stick
Shovel
Pickaxe
Wood splitter
Broom
Hand brush
Ladder
Leaf rake
Charcoal sticks
Stone axe
Stone knife
Stone hammer
Fixed camp structures
Sloping roof
Bed
Fireplace with light and heat reflector
Board table
Bench
Shelving
Fridge
Stone oven
Hammock
Sawhorse
Mobile camp equipment
Table made of branches
Bushcraft chair
Three-legged stool
Wash station
Tin can grater
Wardrobe
Clothes hanger
Resin candle
Woven seat cushion
Cooking utensils
Tablespoon
Ladle
Bowl
Bark spoon
Spreading knife
Table fork
Egg beater or whisk
Split wooden drinking cup
Bark cup
Bark container
Basket
Hanging basket
Chopping board
Rolling pin
Brush
Pot drainer
Cooking area
Pot holders
Grilling grate
Grilling tongs
Barbecue fork
Bark pot
Blowpipe
Bellows
Water-powered spit
Wood-fired gas oven
Gathering bushcraft materials
Natural binding materials
Branches and boards
Bark, greenery, leaves, pine branches, moss
Using your pocket knife
Suitable penknives
The nine safety rules
Opening and folding the tools
How to hold your knife when cutting
The fist grip
The rough cut
The fine cut
Splitting
Using the wood saw
Fixing wood in place without technical tools
Boring and piercing with the reamer
Legal aspects, codes of conduct and the position of your camp
Do you need permission to set up your camp?
Are you allowed to camp overnight in the woods?
Leave no trace
Choosing the right place for your camp
Acknowledgements
About the author

 
From gathering the bushcraft materials, to specific instructions on how to put them together, Immler’s book could easily fill an entire season or more with projects for the whole family.