Participating in Nature: Thomas J. Elpel's Field Guide to Primitive Living Skillsby Thomas Elpel, Thomas J. Elpel
If you are ever out in the woods at sunset--lost, cold, and hungry--you'll be glad you read this book. Participating in Nature teaches you how to stay warm and comfortable without a sleeping bag, how to start a fire by friction, and how to build a reliable shelter from natural materials. But it's more than just a manual of survival skills; learning to live primitively enables you to understand and participate in the natural world.
Thomas J. Elpel extensively researched self-reliance skills, including fishing by hand, cooking edible plants, felting with wool, and making stone knives, wooden containers, willow baskets, and cordage. Though many of these skills were perfected centuries ago, modern students and teachers will find them innovative and fresh. Nearly 200 photographs and sketches demonstrate these outdoor skills.
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Reading Participating in Nature is like going on a trail walk with Thomas Elpel. Using a narrative style that combines instruction, and philosophy, Elpel teaches the how and why of primitive skills. Learn the basics of shelter, food, water, fire and tool making that were once common knowledge to our ancestors. By becoming a participant in nature you will be at home in the woods instead of having to ¿rough it.¿ This book is informative and entertaining, a must for any primitive skills library.
Mr. Elpel has integrated easy directions with great stories that allow the reader to understand the skills he is teaching. His writing is informative as well as entertaining. All the skills Mr. Elpel discuss are very practical.