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A clear introduction to
the world of knots, from the practical to the
decorative. Illustrated step-by-step instructions on
how to master over 50 knots.
Step-by-step instructions to tying over 50 knots
from the essential to the decorative. A practical
guide for sailers, moutaineers and campers as well
as those who would like to try their hand at more
Knots Step by Step by Des Pawson
Get yourself in the perfect
knot with this ultimate guide to knots for every
Knots Step by Step is the essential guide to knowing
and tying knots for every purpose. From
figure-of-eights to reef knots and highwayman's
hitches to monkey's fists, it includes every knot
you ever thought you needed to tie, and more. The
book comes with a handy rope so you can practice
every knot as you learn.
Covering more than 100 knots for climbing, sailing,
horse-riding, survival and fishing as well as for
gardening, DIY, medical and decorative purposes, the
clear layout and photographs of every step will move
you on from knot-tying novice in no time. You'll
also learn all about the different types of knots
and the fascinating stories behind how many of these
came into being.
Knots Step by Step is the ideal book to have to hand
for whenever a knot is needed. (Previously
published as the Handbook of Knots.)
Finding Your Way Without Map or
Compass Paperback – Illustrated by Harold Gatty
Finding Your Way Without
Map or Compass is an immensely useful and
comprehensive manual on the subject of natural
navigation. It comes highly recommended by
Woodlore's most senior instructors and is an
excellent point of reference for anyone wishing to
explore this subject, especially those who are
looking to attend a Woodlore navigation course.
Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass delves into
the diverse art of natural navigation, with clear
information on how best to navigate using a wide
range of factors including the wind, sun, moon,
clouds, stars, trees, rivers, hills, insects, birds,
fish, and even your sense of smell. Guidance is
given on various environments, including towns,
wilderness areas, deserts, oceans and snow-covered
landscapes. The author also reflects on the history
of the subject, with information on some of the
great primitive navigators and how early man found
This book is essentially an unabridged reprint of
the 1958 publication Nature is Your Guide: How to
Find Your Way on Land and Sea by Observing Nature.
Complete with monochrome illustrations, tables and
diagrams, it is an unrivalled guide to this
fascinating subject, featuring clear explanations
from one of the world's great navigators.
The Book of Building Fires: How
to Master the Art of the Perfect Fire (Survival
Books for Adults, Camping Books, Survival Guide
Book) – Illustrated by S Coulthard
Here's the perfect companion
for sitting by a fireplace, wood stove, or campsite
in the great outdoors. Straightforward directions
and how-to illustrations provide instructions on
building a roaring fire with confidence, skill, and
efficiency--a fire that people will gather around in
Filled with more than 60 entries on fire making,
these pages include advice on sourcing the proper
wood, chopping and storing, building and lighting
the ideal stack, and cooking over an open flame.
With a textured spine imitating a matchbook striking
pad, this handsome book is a wonderful housewarming
gift and a must-have for anyone who enjoys life's
Primitive Technology: A
Survivalist's Guide to Building Tools, Shelters &
More in the Wild by John Plant
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR SURVIVALISTS, OUTDOOR LOVERS
AND ARMCHAIR ADMIRERS OF PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY.
Disconnect from digital and reconnect with your
BUILD. COOK. HUNT. HEAT. SURVIVE.
COULD YOU THRIVE IN THE WILDERNESS?
The most primitive human skills unite us all, yet we
live in an age more detached than ever. Reconnect
with the earth and learn how to build things by hand
from scratch, guided by the creator of the world’s
most popular primitive technology YouTube channel,
Watched by millions online, this is the first time
Primitive Technology’s ancient methods, rooted in
fire, stone, earth, water and plants, have been
comprehensively laid out in a book. Through
illustrations, photographs and instruction, learn
how to create something useful from natural
resources and become skilled in the art of fire
starting, pottery making, shelter building, spear
throwing, basket crafting and much more.
Whether you are a seasoned survivalist, a lover of
the outdoors or an armchair admirer, these primitive
crafts teach us all something about the fundamentals
of human life on earth.
Ultimate Guide to Wilderness
Living: Surviving with Nothing But Your Bare Hands
and What You Find in the Woods – Illustrated by John McPherson
Learn everything you need
to know about wilderness survival.
“During my first years of learning survival I took a
course in survival and primitive earth skills taught
by John and Geri McPherson. I was excited by their
unbelievable passion and their intrinsic
understanding of survival. Their teachings took me
from understanding basic skills to a full-blown love
for the ancient technologies that humans developed
to survive. John and Geri are the real deal. They
don’t just teach this stuff, they live it. I loved
the experience with them so much I came back a
second time a few years later. Now that I have
traveled the world as Survivorman—experiencing and
filming survival in every ecosystem there is—I can
sit back and watch my shows and see John and Geri’s
teachings peek through in every situation. I have
been able to understand survival because of John and
Geri, and can highly recommend this book.” --Les
Stroud, AKA Survivorman.
Packed with in-depth instruction and photos,
Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Living teaches you the
skills need to survive and live in the wild using
only those things found in the woods.
Survive!: Essential Skills and
Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere - Alive –
Illustrated by Les Stroud
An up-to-the-minute survival
guide from the creator of Survivorman explores how
to stay alive in the wild, in the jungle, in the
desert, and in urban disasters.
From the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the
snake-infested jungles of the Amazon, Les Stroud has
made a life of surviving in the harshest--and most
remote--regions on Earth.
Now, the creator, producer, and host of the hit
television program Survivorman transfers his decades
of knowledge and experience to the pages of
Survive!, a practical guide that gives everyday
readers a no-nonsense look at the real world of
Stroud offers readers the essential skills and
tactics necessary to endure in any corner of the
globe, along with a wealth of insider information
born of his own experiences in the outdoors and
unavailable in any other book. Readers will learn:
How to make a survival shelter and why a lean-to is
largely a waste of time.
Why survival kits are important, and why you should
make your own.
Where to find water and why drinking contaminated
water is sometimes warranted.
How to locate and trap small animals and why the
notion of tracking and hunting large game is largely
a pipe dream.
Whether seasoned in the outdoor arts or new to
adventuring, all readers will learn something from
Survive!. Stroud's many colorful anecdotes and
cut-to-the-chase philosophy not only make for an
entertaining read, but also enhance anyone's ability
to focus on the main goal when everything else has
Outdoor Survival Skills –
Illustrated by Larry Dean Olsen
Outdoor Survival Skills
has taught three generations of wilderness
adventurers how to survive in nature without
expensive purchased equipment, instead drawing on
knowledge of the land and carefully tested
techniques, many of them ancient, for finding or
creating shelter, fire, tools, water, and plant and
animal foods. In this new edition, anecdotes from
the author's lifetime of experience provide
thrilling examples of the skills and attitudes that
ensure survival outdoors.