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With practical information for both the beginner and advanced outdoorsman, the book is an authoritative, comprehensive, and entertaining guide that will enable anyone to master the outdoors and hunt, fish, and camp like an expert. The 10th anniversary edition includes a chapter of new tricks and skills from Total Outdoorsman Challenge contestants.
HUNT BETTER How to track a buck, make the toughest shots, master bowhunting and knife skills, and haul, butcher, and cook wild game.
FISH SMARTER Advice on the best techniques for flyfishing, baitcasting, and spinning, as well as surefire ways to get the most out of your motorboat, canoe, or kayak.
SURVIVE ANYTHING Whether you fall through thick ice, are swept away by a raging river, or have a stare down with an angry bear, these skills means the difference between life and death.
CAMP ANYWHERE Tested and proven expert tips to help you stay warm, eat well, and build a fire in any situation in record time.
Field & Stream
For more than 100 years, Field & Stream magazine has provided expert advice on every aspect of the outdoor life, including hunting, fishing, conservation, and wilderness survival. The magazine's annual Total Outdoorsman issue is one of its most popular, read by over nine million sporting enthusiasts. The Total Outdoorsman Challenge brings together avid hunters and anglers from around the country to demonstrate their skills and compete for big bucks and bigger glory. Winners are all-around hunters, fishermen, and survivors with a flair for problem-solving and the skills to prevail.
Posted April 1, 2013
This is definitely a safe gift for any husband or father who is a real man. I highly recommend it. The Total Outdoorsman Manual is just Field & Stream Magazine on steroids. This is not a novel, but a mna’s kind of book. The feel of the book is more like a manual with a couple tips per page. There are literally 374 essential skills in this book, and each one has its own step-by-step instructions on how to execute. They are short and sweet (just how a man likes his books) and they even have pictures and diagrams on most of the skills!
It’s humorous as well as helpful. The book will make men want to not only use it, but show it off to their buddies. There are many things that real men should already know how to do in here (like skinning a deer and cleaning a gun), so it’s good for those who are still trying to become men… But it also has some crazy new stuff for the seasoned man like how to catch a catfish with pantyhose, or turning your shoelace into a wrench. It’s like a man’s Pinterest he can take to the mountains! It’s perfect for any real man, or man-to-be.
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