50 Things To Do in the Wild
50 savvy skills for outdoor adventurers. This trusty guide teaches you all the essential skills you need to survive in the wild, from building a shelter to making a fire. Forest school practitioner Richard Skrein shares his expertise and enthusiasm for the outdoors through easy-to-understand instructions, illustrated with captivating drawings by Maria Nilsson.
The book is divided into four main chapters reflecting the elemental skill sets:
- Earth - this chapter focuses on toolcraft, foraging and natural resources. Learn how to make a bow, arrows and a mallet; identify essential plants and trees and their medicinal properties.
- Air - this chapter focuses on shelters, knots, navigation and the sky.Â Learn the secrets of selecting the perfect wilderness camp; master knots and lashings; and discover how to read nature's 'GPS'.
- Water - this chapter focuses on finding, drinking and using water, fishing and rafts. Learn how to purify water for drinking; suss out the skills needed to fashion a fishing rod; and make a sail for your handmade raft.
- Fire - this chapter focuses on making and using fire and cooking food. Master the art of building a fire, set your own signal fire and build a Swedish fire log. The book also explains the items you need to ensure your rucksack is kitted out with the best equipment for exploring.
With extra tips and a rundown of useful tools, you'll find everything you need to get out there, have an adventure and survive the great outdoors.