PARTICIPATING IN NATURE: THOMAS J. ELPEL'S FIELD GUIDE TO PRIMITIVE LIVING SKILLS: 5TH EDITION
Author: Thomas J. Elpel
Publisher: MOUNTAIN PRESS PUB. CO., Mar 2003
Walk into the wild with confidence, knowing the skills to survive. 200 photos & illus; 8.5x11 inches, 200 pgs.
Walk into the wild with confidence, knowing the skills to survive
If you are ever out in the woods at sunset--lost, cold, and hungry--you'll be glad you read this book. Participating in Nature teaches you how to stay warm and comfortable without a sleeping bag, how to start a fire by friction, and how to build a reliable shelter from natural materials. But it's more than just a manual of survival skills; learning to live primitively enables you to understand and participate in the natural world.
Thomas J. Elpel extensively researched self-reliance skills, including fishing by hand, cooking edible plants, felting with wool, and making stone knives, wooden containers, willow baskets, and cordage. Though many of these skills were perfected centuries ago, modern students and teachers will find them innovative and fresh. Nearly 200 photographs and sketches demonstrate these outdoor skills.
From the author: "Primitive living is a metaphor in which we participate. We journey into the Stone Age and quest to meet our basic needs. We learn to observe, to think, to reach inside ourselves for new resources to deal with challenging and unfamiliar situations. We return with knowledge, wisdom, and strength to enrich our lives in contemporary society."
--Thomas J. Elpel
I've read MANY books on survival. Enough that I rarely find fresh ideas in a new one I read. But yours is full of things that I haven't read in many other books.
--David W. Attala, AL