Primitive Skills and Crafts: An Outdoorsman’s Guide to Shelters, Tools, Weapons, Tracking, Survival, and More

  • ISBN13: 9781602391482
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Anyone eager to master survival skills for outdoor vacations, or simply to find a fun new family activity for a Saturday afternoon, will be educated and inspired by the practical advice presented here by archaeologists, anthropologists, primitive practitioners, craftsmen, and artisans. These experts help modern readers rediscover the skills that have served humanity for millennia: fire-making, camp cooking, basket weaving, pottery making, animal tracking, and much m… More >>

Primitive Skills and Crafts: An Outdoorsman’s Guide to Shelters, Tools, Weapons, Tracking, Survival, and More

5 Comments on "Primitive Skills and Crafts: An Outdoorsman’s Guide to Shelters, Tools, Weapons, Tracking, Survival, and More"

  1. this book mainly has skills and crafts that are from older times if you’re looking for something with newer skills this isn’t it. items like bone for tools and stones for arrow and etc.Old proven ways is in this book
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. This book is good if you want to just sit at home and read. It’s more of a history lesson than a guide. I got about halfway through it and got bored and haven’t picked it up since. The instructions are a little hard to follow if you don’t already have a conception of what to do already.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. Easy to read, “nice”.

    I am giving it a 4 because I found the sections on hide glue and deadfalls quite good, a lot of space is dedicated to weaving etc.

    Worth the price.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. I can say I generally agree with the other 5 reviews prior to the date of this one. This book is a compilation of various authors’ articles that have been published elswhere including in the Primitive Technology I & II (Bulletin of Primitive Technology), & Practicing Primitive by Steven Watts. Therefore the content varies from chapter to chapter some being more detailed than others. I particularly found the chapter on the Paiute deadfall & Whole-shoot Willow Baskets helpful, while some of the stories told were also enjoyable. The subtitle of the book “An outdoorsman’s guide to Shelters, Tools, Weapons, Tracking, Survival, and More” is a bit misleading in that there is next to nothing gained from this book for shelters and I would take the survival part somewhat lightly. There are certainly some useful survival tips but as one reviewer said you wouldn’t want to be stuck with this book in a survival situation. I recommend this book for people just starting with an interest in primitive technology or those looking for a summary or introduction to the world of primitiveness. It may also be of use to those looking for some basic instructions on basket crafts & pottery.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. A little too much emphasis on the spirituality of the matter but, great book regardless. I personally prefer “to-the-point” descriptions. But I’m sure other readers will benefit from the holistic approach achieved in this publication.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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