Primitive Living, Self-Sufficiency, and Survival Skills

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A field guide to primitive living skills

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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 knives
Primitive 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.

About the Author:

THOMAS J. ELPEL grew up in Virginia City, Montana. Under the instruction of his grandmother Josie Jewett, he learned how to identify and use the local herbs and plants, find arrowheads, and appreciate wildlife and the outdoors. Elpel received training from the Outdoor Survival School and Tom Brown's Tracker School, and is now the director of the Hollowtop Outdoor Primitive School (HOPS) in Pony, Montana.

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