Bushcraft & Wilderness Skills: How to Survive in the Wild (Hardcover)
How to survive in the wild This practical guide to staying alive and healthy in the wilderness covers all the essential skills required to cope with whatever nature has to throw at you - from dehydrating deserts to frozen tundra and from barren mountainsides to ancient woodlands. It explains every aspect of the four fundamental physical survival requirements: shelter, water, fire and food. Traditional bushcraft skills are fully illustrated: making hunting tools and natural cordage, flint-napping, essential pottery and basketry, primitive and modern trapping and fishing techniques, plus wild food cooking. With over 650 illustrations and 75 projects, this instruction manual will help you to master the art of mental and physical survival, and will appeal to the general public as well as more experienced explorers and adventurers.
Antonio Akkermans first started learning outdoor survival skills under the tutelage of Ofer Israeli during his teenage years, and continued practising outdoor skills while gaining more knowledge from teachers around the globe and in different climates and environments as an adult. In 2001, he moved to Northern Ireland, where he started his school, Wild-Live, offering bushcraft and survival skill courses. Since that time he has worked around the world teaching survival skills, most recently setting up a wilderness school for children in China. Anthonio also specializes in more advanced skills such as flint knapping, hide tanning, pottery and bow making. These skills lead him to collaborate with Queens University, Belfast and various local museums, replicating artefacts and assisting with experimental archaeology.