New Blades

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 carbon steel blade giving it a 81/2 inch overall length. The Southwest Hunter has a 5 inch CS80 carbon 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 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 Bushman’s Guide to Tools and Gear available NOW!. The price for the print on demand copy will be $14.00 and $9.99 on Kindle for the E-book.


New Cover for Survial in the Southwest

New cover for The Complete Survival in the Southwest book.

Survivor Firestarters

Firestarters New website exclusive video! This video is over the Survivor Firestarters. These were field tested in the video and I found them to be great survival tools! Click here to see the photos and read the articles.

High Desert Art

High Desert Art is now up running. This is a series of photographs I have taken over the years while out in the desert. In time I will be adding more prints to the Fine Art America page and linking it directly from my site. Keep checking back for new photos, who knows you may just see one you want on your wall.

In the future I will also be adding photo prints of the models I am working with. The hold up at the moment is equipment. I am trying to get a home studio built not only for them but for my knife photography and product photography as well. Each day that goes by I get a little closer to being where I want to be as a “shutter bug” and I have found it is one thing I really enjoy doing.

So far I have added a few plant photos as well as some reptile prints. These are some of the rattlesnakes photos I have taken over the years. A few of the plant photos I took while doing plant research in the field for a book I am slowly but steadily working on.

To visit my growing gallery

An Interview About Survival in the Southwest

This is an interview video of me going over my new book The Complete Survival in the Southwest. This book has taken me seven years to write and is now completed.

Fire Season in Arizona

This year has been a pretty bad fire season to say the least for the sate of Arizona. Not only for Arizona but other states as well. We recently lost 19 heroic firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew. The fire was started by lightning and decimated the town of Yarnell. We are moving into stage1 fire restriction once again meaning there will be no open fires anywhere in my area and possible the entire state. These fire restrictions have become more and more strict and more often in the last few years. This also has an effect on wilderness training in the sense that even the most basic of classes requires the use of fire. Without the ability to have an open fire there is no use in training students how to properly and safely make, build, and keep a fire. Fines are stiff and can cost upwards of 250,000 dollars in fines. For this reason I have decided to cancel all classes and move to the book format so students can learn at their own pace. I am open to all questions about the use of these books and the information in them. This way you can learn at your own pace and do it in the safety of your own property. This way there is need for fire permits, special use permits for land, no waivers or insurance, and it is more cost effective to you the student. I apologize for having to go to this format, I understand that nothing can replace actual field time with an instructor. However when bureaucracies become the general rule this is the only option to keep costs down to make learning affordable for all.

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For much more information as well as articles go to my main page Arizona Bushman .

The Complete Survival in the Southwest is available now! This Book is a compilation of all 6 of the Survival in the Southwest books together in one huge book. It is an 8″x10″ trim size with 372 pages. It has been called the encyclopedia of desert survival. Click here to check it out or order!


Survival in the Southwest Book 1 through 6 available NOW!! Click here to order

Survival in the Southwest Books 1-6

NOW all knives have new lower prices!

Welcome to High Desert Survival School. I have become very busy recently with the release of 2 of the 3 blades in my new Pro Tool Collaboration project. Still working on the Book. I am working on it as time permits as well as the plans of a DVD series to be filmed in the Spring and Summer of 2013. I will not be filming youtube videos at that time. I will be taking a hiatus from Youtube to focus on completing these projects. We are also very close to the start of the Brothers of Bushcraft DVD. As time allows I have been chugging away at that as well.

Check out my other page Arizona Bushman