How to Live in the Woods

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From making a simple fire for a night in the open, to constructing your very own log cabin, this book draws together all of the expert skills and advice that will prepare you to survive--or thrive--in the wilderness. Whether you want a weekend of peace and quiet or a much longer break from the bustle of civilization, these pages contain all you need to know about finding shelter, food, and warmth and embracing a simpler day-to-day existence in the wilderness. Tips for short-term survival and long-term relocations...
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Overview

From making a simple fire for a night in the open, to constructing your very own log cabin, this book draws together all of the expert skills and advice that will prepare you to survive--or thrive--in the wilderness. Whether you want a weekend of peace and quiet or a much longer break from the bustle of civilization, these pages contain all you need to know about finding shelter, food, and warmth and embracing a simpler day-to-day existence in the wilderness. Tips for short-term survival and long-term relocations include: Setting out: Basic equipment to survival knife techniques Shelter: Emergency bivouacs to building a log cabin Water: Finding a spring to digging your own well Fire: Rubbing sticks to constructing a brick oven Food: Nuts and berries to hunting and trapping On the Move: Basic map techniques to building a raft
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599212609
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 874,199
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Martin, previously senior editor at This Old House magazine, is the best-selling author of How to Mow the Lawn, How to Keep House, and Manspace: A Primal Guide to Marking Your Territory. Before that he lived in a tent in the forests of British Columbia for eight months while working as a tree planter. Christian Casucci learned the "way of the woods" at an early age by accompanying his father on many a camping adventure zigzagging across the United States. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Darcy, and writes for television and film.
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