In Primitive Living, Self-Sufficiency, and Survival Skills, author Thomas J. Elpel shows how to discover nature by using it with the same techniques employed by the first people to wander the earth. Illustrated with over 350 photographs, he thoroughly describes every aspect of how to:
· Stay warm and comfortable even without a blanket
· Start a fire using friction
· Make bows and bone arrowheads
· Butcher a deer, tan the hide, and make soft buckskin clothing
· Identify edible plants of the Rocky Mountains
· Cook in the wild without a pan
· Make birch bark canisters, willow baskets, and primitive pottery
· Create and use simple stone knives Primitive Living, Self-Sufficiency, and Survival Skills includes dozens of skills and techniques that anyone can learn to meet the needs of clothing, shelter, fire, and water. It is a must read for any serious outdoorsperson.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.28(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
THOMAS J. ELPEL grew up in Virginia City, Montana. Under the instruction of his grandmother Josie Jewett, he learned how to identify and use the local herbs and plants, find arrowheads, and appreciate wildlife and the outdoors. Elpel received training from the Outdoor Survival School and Tom Brown's Tracker School, and is now the director of the Hollowtop Outdoor Primitive School (HOPS) in Pony, Montana.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a very helpful book. He goes through all the basics of shelter, fire, water, food, and many other topics. It is a book that is easily applied to any outdoor activity no matter what you skill level is. All of the projects and skills cost little of nothing to do or make. It shows you that you are able to enjoy the wilderness without paying a penny. Very educational and is a good book for anyone who wants to appreciate the outdoors.