Here are some of the skills that have helped people
survive down through the generations. They still
work, and you can never tell when one might come in
Current Feature: How to Make an
There are lots of different kinds of hammocks, from
elaborate rope-braided models with wooden bars at
the ends so that they don't fold in on themselves,
all the way down to tricks on turning your poncho
into one in an emergency. We liked this particular
version because it is fast and easy, can be made out
of what you have on hand, and you can stuff it into
a backpack for another time. The instructions are
clear, and the video demonstration was great.
Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and
If you are really serious about learning more
wilderness skills, here is one of the best sources
we know of. Written by one of America's foremost
authorities on the natural world and designed for
beginners and experienced explorers, alike.
Click on the picture to see what people are saying
about it, and why it has become so famous.
Ages 10 and up
Here's another book packed with
exciting, daring and even life-saving skills that introduce
the amazing world of wilderness adventure and survival.
The Boy's Book of Outdoor Survival
by Chris McNab
Learn things like how to start a campfire, build a shelter,
forage for food, find water, track animals, set traps, spot
poisonous snakes, escape a bear attack, or even navigate by
With detailed instructions and colorful
illustrations, it brings to life the great American
wilderness while showing boys how to bravely overcome its
Because knowledge is power.
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deep, deep into nature... then you will understand everything better."