Wildwood Wisdomby Ellsworth Jaeger
This historical guide, originally written in 1945, includes information on making fires, canoeing, using axes and knives, and crafting shelters from hand-gathered materials. Readers also learn about clothing, gear, and useful plants. This book also is an account of life in the 1800s, when survival in the wild depended on one's skill and ingenuity.
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Excellent addition to my library. This book includes the REAL backwoods knowledge.
Forget the Boy Scout handbook... no other book comes close to giving you the tools you need not only to survive in the great outdoors, but to do it in style... chalk full of illustrations of everything from how to skin a rabbit to designing makeshift bed mattresses! I take this one with me EVERY time I go backcountry. Good to see it back in print.