The Wilderness Survival Guide: The Practical Skills You Need for the Great Outdoors (Paperback)
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DescriptionJoe O'Leary, a successful survival skills instructor, explains the fundamental techniques required in a genuine 'wilderness survival situation' - while at the same time showing you how to enhance any out-of-doors experience, from a walk in the country to an ambitious camping expedition. Most types of shelter, animal trap and fire-lighting technique are variations on a theme. Joe keeps it simple and describes in straightforward steps what to do to make yourself safe and comfortable: how to build a shelter that will really keep you warm, set a trap that will really catch food, identify plants that will really feed and nourish you and build a fire that will really light in all weathers. Rather than trying to cover every eventuality, he concentrates on techniques that can be applied successfully in most environments: it's better to know a limited number of skills thoroughly than a whole host of different variations specific to particular kinds of terrain. Wilderness survival and bushcraft are thoroughly aspirational - even to incurable stay-at-homes. This book encourages the values of improvisation and self-reliance in extreme situations - a form of escapism enjoyed by most viewers of survival TV programmes.
- Published: 05 October 2010
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781907486043 ISBN 10: 1907486046
- Sales rank: 104,198
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Best book written - The Wilderness Survival Guide: The Practical Skills You Need for the Great Outdoors
The Wilderness Survival Guide: The Practical Skills You Need for the Great Outdoors by Joe O'Leary
This is the the only book of this kind that's really worth having. I don't usually write reviews but I was pleased with this impulse buy that I thought it was worth writing about.
This guy really knows his stuff and explains it is a straight talking way which I like. He covers so much material so it's really useful to have this book.
Some of the facts are quite unusual so I was able to impress a few mates too! by K