Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival

Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival

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by Tom Brown, Heather Bolyn
     
 

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Here, in one essential volume, are the basics of wilderness survival. The most ancient and important skills, preserved for generations, are presented in a simple, easy-to-use format with clear illustrations and instructions. A complete must-have companion to the great outdoors.

* How to build natural shelters in plains, woods, or deserts
* How to get safe

Overview

Here, in one essential volume, are the basics of wilderness survival. The most ancient and important skills, preserved for generations, are presented in a simple, easy-to-use format with clear illustrations and instructions. A complete must-have companion to the great outdoors.

* How to build natural shelters in plains, woods, or deserts
* How to get safe drinking water from plants, trees, the sun, or Earth Herself
* How to make fire without matches and maintain it in any weather
* How to find, stalk, kill, and prepare animals for food
* The "big four" edible plants, and hundreds of others useful for both nutrition and medicine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425105726
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1987
Series:
Field Guide Series, #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
149,785
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Tom Brown, Jr. began to learn hunting and tracking at the age of eight under the tutelage of an Apache elder, medicine man, and scout in Toms River, New Jersey, and is the author of 16 books on nature. Recently, he was the technical advisor on The Hunted, a major motion picture starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benecio Del Toro.   In 1978, Tom founded the Tracker School in the New Jersey Pine Barrens where he offers more than 25 classes about wilderness survival and environmental protection.

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Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has everything you need to know about surviving in the wild for any ammount of time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book and studied this book. I take this book on every hiking and hunting trip I go on. I have personally read the book three times. Bottom line, the man knows what he is talking about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book should be required reading for anyone who spends time outdoors. Anyone would benefit from the wealth of knowledge that it contains. I have not seen any other survival book that even comes close to the level of usefulness, because they all focus on survival gear. For anybody interested in this topic this is the only book/author I would ever recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tom Brown must be one of the best outdoorsman I have ever heard of. He had a big part in the tracking/knifemaking aspects of the film, 'The Hunted.' His expertise is unmatched.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like most survival books, this one focuses heavily on woods and mountain survival. That's fine if you get stranded in such a place, not so fine if you're in a jungle, desert, or arctic environment. For those other environments I don't think this book has nearly enough practical information, and I would definitely recommend additional reading for those parts of the world!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tom Brown is an entertaining author and I enjoyed his book. However, if you are in search of literature that helps you understand 'Wilderness Survival' I'd advise purchasing Gregory J Davenport's book (titled Wilderness Survival). It is an easy to follow text which will guide you through the learning process of how to survive the unforeseen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am only 13, but this was by far the best book i've ever read. I have read dozens of books, but this was the funest and most intertaing. The only book that comes close is the Way of the Scout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What he does cover is well presented. However, this is a 287 page book that has barely a page and a half about navigation. His advise is basically, don't get lost. I read The Tracker, so I get that he spent his entire childhood living on the Pine Barrens for months at a time with nothing but whatever he happened to have in his pockets when he left the house that day. But for those of us who are actively interested in being found or getting out of a survival situation, there are other much better books out there.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is about the best survival book you're going to find.I've read alot of survival books but this one's got a better understanding as far as suvival. if you read his book you should have a idea of what you need in a survival kit. read other books also and use common sense as what your kit contains
Guest More than 1 year ago
Got this book when I was 15 and lapped it up like a cat to milk! Lots of good information and tips. Accurate depictions of tools and crafted items and its easy to read and understand. THe only problum is it did not have a very good Survival kit list. A Pocket knife is NOT enough bladeware! The Ridge Runner