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 knivesPrimitive 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.
"...a must read for any serious outdoors enthusiast, doomsday prepper, and wilderness camper. Informatively illustrated, Primitive Living, Self-Sufficiency, and Survival Skills is expertly organized and impressively presented for the novice—making it an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library Wilderness Survival collections."