How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere

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How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere ePUB

How to Stay Alive in the WoodsHOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS is a practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors.

Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening guide reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make identification simple), how to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and signal for help.

Detailed illustrations and expanded instructions, newly commissioned for this deluxe edition, offer crucial information at a glance, making How to Stay Alive in the Woods truly a lifesaver.


  1. I really enjoyed this book. Yes, it is a little outdated, but the ideas are just as valid today. This is written by a writer who lived off the land and knew exactly how to survive in situations that others would give up on. The fact that this was written before the GPS came around doesn’t make it any less valuable a resource.How on earth do you start a fire with only a piece of ice?

Read the book! (And yes, I really don’t think I could start such a fire even with the book in front of me, but it’s nice to know that it is possible…)How do you create a fish trap out of sticks? How do you create a snare? How do you find civilization if you are lost? How do you find water? What type of things do you need to bring with you on camping trips? What is safe to eat, and what is not? These types of things are all answered inside.

I’ve read it cover to cover several times and I believe it is the perfect type of book to give to an outdoorsman or to keep down at a cabin for a little light winter reading…

Highly Recommended!

  1. I bought this 2001 hardcover copy of the book because I had checked out a copy of the 1998 paperback from the library, and I really wanted a copy for myself. The hardcover not only has an interesting textured cover, but features new illustrations by Jack Doherty. There is a new comprehensive (it’s not all over the book) Edible Vegetation Identification Guide with detailed color pictures (compared to the simple line, black and white ones).

The only reason I’m giving this item a 4 and not a 5 is because it’s a great basic information book for living and surviving in the woods with a minimalist mind set, but is not an updated and fully comprehensive survival guide. I will say the hardcover is definitely worth it if you’re going to get the book anyway.

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