Saturday, April 26, 2014

Review: Complete Wilderness Training Manual by Hugh McManners

Synopsis:The official Boy Scouts of America guide to mastering outdoor skills and staying alive in challenging environments, Complete Wilderness Training Manual enables everyone-expert and novice alike-to answer the call of the wild with confidence. -Step-by-step instructions and clear photographs and artwork explain the key principles of survival -Understand how to find food and water, construct an emergency shelter, and safely navigate all kinds of hostile terrain -Learn to expect the unexpected and be prepared for any situation (from the online description"

Review: I purchased this to add to my box of emergency supplies. While it contains useful information, over all, this is not helpful. It assumes too much prior knowledge on the mechanics of survival - like how to actually use a knife or tie knots. The bit about edible versus inedible plants was useless. There wasn't enough information to actually determine what one could or couldn't eat. The illustrations and such were good, but they often skipped steps or assumed the reader already knew how to get from A to B. I will still add this book to the box, but I will need to purchase something else to be supplement as this one is not going as helpful as I wanted.

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: None

Date Finished: 4-19-2014
Pages: 192

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