Author(s): John McPherson
This is the most comprehensive and far-reaching guide to surviving in the woods. Forget reality TV stunts like eating bugs, the "Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Living" provides in-depth instructions and step-by-step photos of real survival skills - exactly what one needs to stay alive in the woods. The book first covers immediate needs like starting a fire, erecting temporary shelter, and finding edible plants. Then it goes beyond other survival books by explaining advanced techniques for long-term living in the wild - using only those things found in nature. The authors show how to make tools by chipping stones, fashion a bow-and-arrow out of tree branches, weave baskets, fire primitive pots, build a semi-permanent shelter, and even tan hides. Finally, the authors explain how to bring all these skills together to live in the wilderness for days, weeks, months, or even years.
John McPherson and Geri McPherson teach primitive wilderness living and survival skills to instructors in the U.S. Army's Special Warfare Command's survival school. They live on 46 acres of undeveloped land in the flinthills of Kansas.