Find out more about How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos & more. The Hardcover of the How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere by Bradford Angier. Bradford Angier (May 13, – March 3, ) was a wilderness survivalist and proponent of back to earth living. He authored more than 35 books on how to survive in the wild and how to Doctor (); How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation That Makes Starvation in .
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Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening manual reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat full-color illustrations of these make identification simpleA practical, readable and indispensable guide for anyone venturing into the wilderness, this is a book that should be in every survival kit.
Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening manual reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat full-color illustrations of these make identification simplehow to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and signal for help.
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Sep 11, Will Marshall rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have owned a copy of this book since I was about 12 years old, and have read it cover-to-cover countless times. How to Stay Alive in the Woods is perhaps on of the most comprehensive and best-explained survival books available. The book was obviously written in a different age, which adds a certain charm – and some decidedly non-p.
If you spend any significant amount of time camping away from the daily conveniences stat modern society, if you are planning a trip into I have owned a copy of this book since I was about 12 years old, and have read it cover-to-cover countless times. If you spend any significant amount of time camping away from the daily conveniences of modern society, if you are planning a trip into the wilderness, or if you are just trying to figure out how you can survive the complete and total end of civilization, you will find woodds to Stay Alive in the Woods’ to be a fantastic reference and a better teacher.
Jan 09, Martin Gibbs rated it really liked it Shelves: My dad left me this book when he passed and as I read it, I realize how staay pulled off all of those wonderful survival skills when we were canoeing deep in Canada. This book is wonderful, the advice is valid and it works. Abgier have a lot of Angier’s other books and they are just as woodw this man knows his stuff and knows how to survive without cell phones, ipads, or electricity. My copy angied a ton of scribbled angifr from dad, which verify and confirm that Angier knew what he was talking about.
May 23, Noah Green added it Shelves: I found this at the Goodwill recently. I am learning much about skinning frogs and porcupines for sustenance. Better than the Bible for a sense of security and cure for insomnia.
Perfect present for ro those counting the days until Doomsday. Jan 15, Justin rated it it was amazing. Excellent survival manual it’s hard to imagine a better one, though I am not well read in this area. I am not sure how useful it will be outside of survival though unless alie regularly camp.
My only negative is that at least one of the survival foods was shown without it’s negatives. Dock is high in oxalates and I wouldn’t recommend it if there is a grocery store around.
May 25, Maureen rated it it was ok Shelves: Sep 18, Dave rated it really liked it. A classic survival book by a skilled woodsman, but the main charm of the book for me is the wacky, roundabout syntax.
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Like this example about surviving on beavers: Feb 25, Melissa rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 21, Geoff Balme rated it it was amazing. I’ve had a copy for years and have referred to it off and on — while I don’t ever want to have to test any of what the book offers, there are certain comforts one can take from it in terms of survival. While it would be uncomfortable, it’s not that hard!
Angier is very “old school” optimistic and enjoyable to read. Jan 19, Patrick rated it really liked it. Dated, but I enjoyed learning about his experiences and how he wrote about them. Jan 03, Megan rated it really liked it. Dec 16, Candace Evianrei rated it braddford liked it. How to Stay Alive in the Woods I learned quite a bit while reading this book, and it has detailed illustrations of following, and much much more: I plan on getting a physical copy of this book to put in my husband and I’s survival kit as soon as possible.
As for the rating, there are a How to Stay Alive in the Woods As for the rating, there are a few hpw this book ni not get five stars from me. That was something Bdadford was willing to forgive being vradford it was easy enough to tell what word they were going for, but added on with the other issues I had, I couldn’t leave this out.
When regarding i the section titles sstay as ‘Poisonous Snake Bites’, and then mentions ‘removing poison’, but near the end then refers to it as venom. Consistency was lost there, but at least there was a correction in the final part.
I definitely am not expert on survival, but there are things I have learned while living in Maine and hiking while there that I think this book missed. I will list and explain what should have been anier to the book, below. How to set up a Bear Bag, and Why. You may have food or some attractive smelling items to a bear on your person or in your camp. Knowing how to secure a bear bag bradforf prevent your camp being ransacked is an important skill!
How to deal with leeches, and how to tell stagnant water from non-stagnant water. This may seem obvious, but when writing a book about survival, you should assume the person reading the book knows nothing on the subject matter. Better to see the information and say ‘oh, I already know this, I can skip this chapter’, than leave it out entirely. While I am not a survival expert, and more research should be done by the reader or the stag whom wishes to write a survival bookI have been taught that leeches should be left alone until finished, simply because causing the leech stress could cause it to vomit harmful bacteria into your bloodstream.
Best to avoid them entirely if it can be done. They typically look like leaves sunken in the water, but can be seen moving much unlike a leaf if they detect prey. Advice on how to deal with ‘leavings’ while surviving in the wilderness. How to make a cat hole It makes sense to mention that these should be far from camp, buried, and not uphill from said campsite should it rain or leak allve.
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While hiking for a week I also learned that some women keep a bandana on their person for cleaning purposes after urinating hoq they sterilize by leaving it in the sun for several hours. I’m sure there could be much more added to a survival guide, and that not everything perfectly advisable will be remembered and written down. But it is good to be extra thorough. As I said, I will be getting a copy of this survival guide for myself, but it wwoods be good to supplement it with another survival guide just in case something was missed.
I bradfordd also recommend reading your guides ahead of time, just purchasing books and putting them in survival packs isn’t enough, what if in an emergency you open the akive and realize it leaves you wanting? Jul 05, The Ether rated it it was amazing. I can’t imagine a better survival guide than this book.
It’s well written, concise, and summarizes things really well. Most of the tidbits of information are presented in 5 or fewer paragraphs.
It would take a lot of readings to retain even half of the knowledge present in this book. I only really found a couple of issues in this book: It could have eliminated a couple of illustrations that didn’t present knowledge I’m talking to you, wolf picture!
Also, the author died inand I’m sure this book is much older than that. I’d love to see an updated version. Finally, the section that talked about snake bites talks about sucking the poison out.
How to Stay Alive in the Woods
Is that still a thing? Tiny, concise sections that focus very specifically on the subject at hand by extension, this means lots of natural stopping points! The sections I mention in the review above; towards the end, he mentions making room for this book when you travel, which is funny and cute, but then he does it several more times and it sounds a little ostentatious; we need an updated version – this came out before cell phones and WELL before smart phones and so a few things feel dated in here.
Still, an excellent book. Jul 26, Warren rated it liked it. I enjoyed this book and it covers a broad range of topics pretty well. However, like many “wilderness guide books”, it’s missing some of the fine details.
I’d definitely recommend this book, but I would highly suggest finding an edible plants guide for your region. I would also remind you that reading and doing are very wods, so if you want to learn to use these skills the basic traps and fire making techniques, in particularpractice them!
Oct 24, John Byrnes rated it it was amazing. A concise and precise guide to food and shelter without all the to do about traps and combat that come in the SAS and Army field manuals. Easy to follow, slim enough to fit in a backpack with water-resistant cover and pages.