ANYONE CAN LIVE OFF THE LAND by James Ralph Johnson

ANYONE CAN LIVE OFF THE LAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Prospective campers whether veterans in the art or shaky novices would do well to incorporate this mn's suggestions and good common sense into their own repertoire. Years of adequately coping with the great outdoors make Mr. Johnson an expert in the dissemination of proven advice. How to stay warm in the wilderness oddly requires two things, charred cotton and a pocket knife. It is also possible to fish without tackle provided you follow the directions given on constructing equipment. Are you, like the author, a favorite mosquito target? A surprising variety of insect repellents exist in the wilderness along with a score of remedies if you are stricken. Thirst quenching can be accomplished even if you are miles from water. Coconuts and grapevines provide the answers. Acorn recipes and root flours easily substitute for the bread staple. Rules on how to avoid becoming lost and rules to follow when it's too late, how to recognize edible from poisonous plants, how to create intriguing sares for animals and birds, what materials nature provides for common shelter, methods for wilderness cooking, and how to build a boat are happily offered in the most detail to inspire even the most comfortable armchair primitive.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1961
Publisher: Longmans, Green