5 Comments on "Outdoor Survival Skills"

  1. The book seems to be very good but when I opened the front cover it starts out with Page 31. In other words I was cheated out of the first part up to page 31.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. I don’t understand why this book gets such high praise. It is not a how to book but more of a show and tell. If you want to learn survival skills look elsewhere. I bought this book thinking I was going to learn something. It just shows you what a shelter is and what this is or that.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. If you want to read a story about how the author thinks he can survive in the wild, this is the book for you. I bought this book many years ago and found it useless at the time. I recently got it out again and thought I would give it another try. Same thing- almost useless. The author talks about a lot of things that would probably be very good to know/learn but the trouble is that most of the things are not explained enough for a regular person to be able to figure out how to actually do them. Your money would be better spent on a real survival book and not this one.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. This book really isn’t very useful, especially for anyone living outside the southwestern desert. Mr. Olsen wrote the outdoor survival merit badge requirements for the boy scouts, and this is indicative of how the book reads. Most of the information is nice to know and even interesting at times, but it gets silly at points and is more historical in nature than anything. This book might be a good read for those interested in how people survived off the land in the distant past, but offers nothing in terms of modern survival skills. I believe that anyone interested in actually surviving in the wilderness would be better off looking elsewhere. I was disappointed.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. THIS IS THE MOST FUN SURVIVAL BOOK I HAVE READ YET. WHEN LARRY DEAN OLSEN EXPLAINS THE TECHNIQUES, HE ALSO SHARES PERSONAL EXPERIENCES RELATED TO THEM. THIS IS NOT A SHOW AND TELL BOOK LIKE A REVIEW HAS SAID. HE INCLUDES PHOTOS, BUT HE ALSO DOES A EXCELLENT JOB OF EXPLAINING HOW TO DO THE DIFFERENT SKILLS. THE STRENGH OF THIS BOOK IS DETAILS. HE EXPLAINS EVEN THE SMALLEST SKILLS WITH PLENTY OF DETAILS AND EXPLAINATIONS. EVEN IF THIS BOOK DIDN`T HAVE ANY PHOTOS, IT CONTAINS SUCH DETAILS AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT YOU STILL COULD LEARN MUCH FROM THIS BOOK. IF YOU LIVE IN THE WESTERN STATES SUCH AS: ARIZONA, UTAH, NEW MEXICO, NEVADA ETC…THIS IS A MUST HAVE BOOK FOLKS…. AS HE STRONGLY FOCUSES ON THE TERRAIN OF THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY INCLUDING THE DESERT, IT`S TREES, ANIMALS AND EDIBLE PLANTS FOR FOOD AND MEDICINE AND HOW TO FIND PLENTY OF WATER. IF YOU ARE LOST IN THE WILDERNESS OR YOU ARE OUT THERE BY CHOICE, THIS BOOK WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO STAY ALIVE, BUT ALSO TO LIVE WELL IN YOUR SITUATION WHETHER SHORT TERM OR LONG TERM. MOST OF WHAT IS PRESENTED CAN APPLY TO ALL STATES,COUNTRIES AND CLIMATES. IT CONTAINS POSSIBLY THE BEST CHAPTER ON BOTH TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT SHELTERS THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN. I AM IN ALABAMA AND I FOUND THIS BOOK TO BE VERY VALUABLE. ALONG WITH JOHN AND GERI MCPERSON`S BOOK: ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WIDERNESS LIVING…. THEY MAKE AN AWESOME PAIR AND COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER VERY WELL. GOD BLESS
    Rating: 5 / 5

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