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Wilderness Survival: Living Off the Land with the Clothes on Your Back and the Knife on Your Belt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2008

    Needs More Grit

    I found this a very interesting story. The problem is that it is mostly a day to day journal of their survival trip, with how-to information spread throughout. I expected it to have more teaching involved. For example, very often the author says something like Use such-and-such plant, but does not explain how to go about FINDING the plant.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

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    Misleading Title

    The title should be, Living off the land, a park where girlscouts go to camp. With only the cloth on your back,and a pizza place nearby,and phone were I can call my family,because I am lonely. With a knife. Killing a fawn for food when you are not starving. This is the only book I threw away,when only reading a third of it. I and my friends,when we were 10 years old,did what they did in this book.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2006

    A coming of age book of tracking and survival.

    This is a coming of age book by one of the great trackers and naturalists: Mark Elbroch. It is not just a journal of his life changing experience living off the land, however. It is also a book that contains very specific guidance on survival skills from pine tea to debris huts, baskets and cordage to fire, hunting and fishing to cooking and food storage, and many more, always emphasizing function over form. Thus, it's like two books in one. But it is his journal of survival and growth that will touch you most, from his crying as he held the deer he had just killed, to his realization that when he eats an animal or a plant it becomes a part of him, and creates an obligation to do good in his life. While the survival information in the book is excellent, the journal portion tells, in Elbroch's words, ''a story of learning rather than expertise.'' I for one enjoyed that, and I highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2012

    Great story with tutorials on skills and how to

    Really enjoyed this book. Not just another how to manual. This was a well written story with discriptions AND how to guides.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2007

    A Truly Amazing Nature Tale

    It was like i was on their survival trip with them... going back to a simpler time.. enjoying nature for its true beauty and becoming self reliant... its a dream of mine to do survive in nature like they did.. and it has inspired me to further educate myself on tracking abilities and survival methods.. i am now planning my survival summer :'

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