Southwest Hunter and Trapper

Two new knives designed by John Arizona Bushman Campbell and made by Scorpion Knives UK will be available very soon. The Southwest Trapper has a 4 inch CS80 steel blade giving it a 81/2 inch overall length. The Southwest Hunter has a 5 inch CS80 steel blade and is 93/4 inches overall with micarta handles. These blades are a little different than most of the other blades John has designed. The goal of the design was to come up with a blade that could be tough for most outdoor tasks and still be legal for EDC in most areas. Each blade will be 3/16 thick in CS80 carbon tool steel. They have a brush satin finish with micarta scales. These blades are designed to be used for hunting, trapping, survival, bushcraft, or any other outdoor task.

Jazmin Sheath 4 copy  Southwest Hunter 3  Southwest Trapper 2

Jazmin with the Southwest Hunter in it’s leather sheath (left) Southwest Hunter (center) Southwest Trapper (right)



I have made some changes to the Survival in the Southwest book series. I updated the covers and I have done further editing. These are available NOW through Amazon, Kindle, and Createspace. I have also finished another book! I am calling it The Bushmans Guide to Tools and Gear. There are some tips and tricks as well as other information in it as well. Some of the information in the book is available on my website…but that is a little difficult to pack with you into the filed.

Survival in the Southwest Book Series Cover Changes

The Survival in the Southwest book series has taken on a bright orange cover scheme along with my logo on the front cover.

Gear Book Cover copy

Introducing The Bushmans Guide to Tools and Gear available NOW!. Click here to order! The price for the print on demand copy will be $14.00 and $9.99 on Kindle for the E-book.

MOAK Survival Kit Video

This is the full uncut video that was done on the MOAK survival kit. It is almost 30 minutes long and was very enjoyable to make. I wanted to post this full length on my site so it can be seen. The chopped down version can be found on my YouTube channel. This full length video is an Arizona Bushman exclusive.Please enjoy and thank you for stopping by!

A little Busy

Arizona Bushman CampfireIve been pretty busy lately with getting the sites in order. Ive been writing so many articles my head seems it will spin at times. However this is a good thing, it means things are moving in the right direction. I must however apologize for my lack of attentiveness when it comes to other things like getting back to folks in emails or holding up my end on the Around the Cabin podcast. Over the last few months I have found myself swamped and trying to catch up. At times it feels like a fish out of water…you know the crappy flopping gasping for air type of fish. As time goes on I will be finishing up on my previous obligations as well as approaching some local business in my area. I am finding that to be the most difficult challenge yet. I work with companies all over the world, yet the local guys seem to be difficult to work with…the reason, not exactly sure. With my site growing exponentially everyday I am hoping to extend the olive branch in their direction to help them reach a much larger demographic. Time will tell! I will be doing a lot of web exclusive videos for the sites. I am finding that it takes several weeks to even a few months to get 1,000 views on my YouTube videos where I can get that many page views in a few hours here. As things progress or change I’ll post it here.

Plants of Central Arizona

Sacred DaturaI have started to compile the 200 or more plants I have learned and photographed over the last 10 years. I will soon begin adding these to this website as articles. Ive been working on this idea for a long time now and I have decided to give it a go. This page will be added to as time goes on. I will be adding plants that I have used in my area for various things like pain, congestion, bleeding, and even for food. Please understand that just because I write about a plant I have used does not mean that it is safe to do. In fact there are many plants that are considered edible, medicinal, and both but hey can be inherently dangerous. Another issue can be sensitivity to any or all the compounds in the plant or even an allergic reaction. I, the writer assume absolutely no responsibility for any use or misuse of the information anywhere on this website. Use it at your own risk!

I have in the past written about the plant at left. It is called Sacred Datura (Datura meteloides) and is very dangerous. However it does have uses in the field of wilderness medicine. This plant should only be used by someone that knows what they are doing and has had years of training in this field. For the novice that has only been in the field for a little while…this is not for you.

Most plants will be photographed very well. In most cases I have put my best foot forward to present the plants in the best possible resolution for clear identification. However no matter how good the photo may be do not rely solely on it for identification. There are so many dangerous plants throughout the world that I highly suggest that you learn from someone in that field. First hand knowledge is best!