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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2006

    great

    Tom Brown expands his teachings from the wilderness survival book by going into more detail more on the more important skills. The WS book was for 'know how' and for people who only wanted to learn the WS techiniques. this book is for those who want to master their basic skills or who just want to experiment with wilderness crafts and improve their self reliance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2003

    I like this book

    Tom Brown¿s Field Guide: Living With the Earth By Tom Brown Berkley Books, 1984,246pp.,$12.95 ISBN: 0-425-09147-3 Have you ever wanted to learn how to live in the wilderness, or just build things from resources found in nature? This book is a great book to read to learn how to build things such as shelters, bows, and also how to find and identify edible plants. This book is a how to book; it teaches you almost every thing that you need to know to survive in the woods if you were lost or just wanted to try a new skill. The book gives a detailed explanation of the things you need for the process. The pictures show all the step-by-step procedures so you can¿t get lost. I like the book, but after awhile it gets boring, so I recommend going to the parts that you are interested in. Sometimes he just goes on and on about something¿s spiritual powers or ceremonies you can do, so you get tired of hearing it. The only part where he really does this is when he introduces something such as the bow or other projects. He goes on about different dances and chants to ¿ make it [the various projects] more powerful¿. There are three pages for this before the project begins. Other than that, I really like the book, and I would recommend it to any one interested about nature survival. The book is easy to follow and makes learning the skills of the wild easier than other books I have read. - Dan Walker

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