Author(s): Skrein, Richard, Nilsson, Maria,
Date of Publication: 02/04/2020,
Pagination: 144 pages, 200 illustrations,
Imprint: Pavilion Books,
Published By: Pavilion Books,
Book Classification: Outdoor survival skills
50 savvy skills for outdoor adventurers.
This trusty guide teaches you all the essential skills you need to survive in the wild, from building a shelter to making a fire. Forest school practitioner Richard Skrein shares his expertise and enthusiasm for the outdoors through easy-to-understand instructions, illustrated with captivating drawings by Maria Nilsson.
The book is divided into four main chapters reflecting the elemental skill sets:
Earth - this chapter focuses on toolcraft, foraging and natural resources.
Learn how to make a bow, arrows and a mallet; identify essential plants and trees and their medicinal properties.
Air - this chapter focuses on shelters, knots, navigation and the sky.
Learn the secrets of selecting the perfect wilderness camp; master knots and lashings; and discover how to read nature's 'GPS'.
Water - this chapter focuses on finding, drinking and using water, fishing and rafts. Learn how to purify water for drinking; suss out the skills needed to fashion a fishing rod; and make a sail for your handmade raft.
Fire - this chapter focuses on making and using fire and cooking food.
Master the art of building a fire, set your own signal fire and build a Swedish fire log. The book also explains the items you need to ensure your rucksack is kitted out with the best equipment for exploring.
With extra tips and a rundown of useful tools, you'll find everything you need to get out there, have an adventure and survive the great outdoors.