Outdoor Survival Skills


Outdoor Survival Skills has taught three generations of wilderness adventurers how to survive in nature without expensive purchased equipment, instead drawing on knowledge of the land and carefully tested techniques, many of them ancient, for finding or creating shelter, fire, tools, water, and plant and animal foods. In this new edition, anecdotes from the author’s lifetime of experience provide thrilling examples of the skills and attitudes that ensure survival outdoors.

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  1. HibsMax says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not what I expected but still a good read, February 11, 2014
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    HibsMax (USofA, Scotland) –

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    I have no survival experience or training whatsoever, I’m just getting started. I read a few reviews of other books and I saw this one mentioned a few times and picked it up based on the good rating. I didn’t read ALL the reviews here and I made a critical mistake. Usually when I read product reviews I look at the negative ones (and comments) to see what bad things people have to say about it. I didn’t do that so much with this book. All of that is to say that even though this is not the book that I was looking for, it’s still a good book – I accept that it’s my fault for not fully researching this book. The problem I had with it is that it is more geared towards people who want to spend extended periods of time out in the wilderness as opposed to people who find themselves in a (hopefully) temporary difficult situation. There is still loads of useful information in this book. You will learn things about surviving the wilderness. Another issue I had is focused on the Southwest USA, and I live in the Northeast – quite different climates, flora and fauna. I did read the book and I did enjoy the anecdotes but this will probably be a one-and-done for me.

    Don’t be put off buying this book but make sure it’s the book that you want.

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  2. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    IF YOU ONLY BUY 1 Book Buy This1 !!!!!, September 4, 2014
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    JD

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    This Is BY FAR The Best and Most Informative Book about Surviving off the land that I have EVER READ!!! It is a Must have for anyone who wants the Ultimate Guide to Surviving with nothing but what you can find in Nature. From shelter building in any type of enviorment,to any type of material at hand, to any type of climate, to heating the shelter and yourself. Fire building not just the basic rub 2 sticks together but an in depth explaination of what woods work best for what type of fire starting, in depth how to make different types of fire starters, to how to keep the fire going, how to make fire carries so you can transport you fire with you. Water not just the boil it drink stuff, but where to find water when none is visible on the surface, treating water, Plants not just the eat this or that but what parts of the plants are not only edible but what type of medicinal purpose they have, how to harvest and store plants, how to process the food for food later, which areas (geographically) are the best for finding edible plants and what plants grow in each type of geographical area, plenty of color photos of each plant as well. Loaded with how to make tools, weapons, traps and snares all well explained how to and plenty of pics. Tanning hides, making jerky food prep of all kind from meat, to seeds and everything in between. There is much more too much to type here. The book is well written and everything is set up in catagories in order of what is needed first thru last to survive. Can not Say Enough about HOW WONDERFUL THIS BOOK IS!!!!
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  3. Christine H Dewey says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best book I’ve found on primitive outdoor survival skills, March 22, 2014
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    I’ve read many books about primitive outdoor survival skills, and this is by far the best. I bought my first copy in 1977 and have been using it ever since. The instructions are unusually clear and easy to follow. I was able to learn even the most difficult skill in the book by simply reading and doing, never having seen them performed (long before the days of YouTube). This latest edition is even better.
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