Saturday, January 19, 2008

John McPherson

I have long dreamed of going into the wilderness with nothing and seeing what kind of life could be made and the progression of necessary skills that would be made evident in such a situation. I have recently come across a book written by John McPherson and his wife. The whole premise is going into the woods naked and making a life for yourself. The couple have not just written a book on the theory but the actual doing of skills with how-to information and pictures along the way. Whether it's taking 3 days to chop down a cottonwood tree with stone tools they made to be able to make a dug-out canoe, or the wife showing how to gut and part out a deer using a sharp sliver made by flint-knapping. I am really impressed that these authors actually have experience in what they relate. I rented this book from the library and the only negative thing I have to say about it is that it was stolen! Someone entered our cars while parked in our driveway and stole lots of things and the book was among them! The book is called "Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills: Naked into the Wilderness" A necessary read for true primitive skills practitioners! Good luck!

4 comments:

blogbusters said...

Wow that sounds pretty intense! Drew would most likely like this read...I will fill him in. That is too bad it got jacked along with the rest of your books....sorry about that :( Heard you had a good day anyway though! Way to be!

Pam said...

Did you get to finish the book before it was taken? I admire people who can do that stuff. I would need to take a little more than that with me to enjoy it, I'm afraid. I think I will settle for my walks and feel blessed for my bug free comfy bed at night.

Beth Soelberg said...

I must admit that the idea of going anywhere outside of my front door unclothed is horrifying, particularly to those forced to witness it. Is that just poetic license?

That being said: you are the perfect person to give this a try! Let me know if you need a good copy editor when you write YOUR book :)

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