Out on the Land: Bushcraft Skills from the Northern Forest

Out on the Land is a great book for any outdoors-enthusiast, with plenty of great guides, beautiful images and interesting content!

Original title: Out on the Land: Bushcraft Skills from the Northern Forest
Written by: Lars Fält, Ray Mears
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical
Publish date: 10/11/2016
Language: English
Pages: 336
ISBN-10: 9781472924988
Substantial in size and content and clearly designed to both inform and inspire . . . if you can hold back from buying this book for yourself straight away, then it’s definitely one for the Christmas list. – Bushcraft Magazine

The back cover

‘Fifty years into my life journey I realise that, while I love remote wild places and the peoples I meet there, it is in forests that I find the greatest joy. Of all the forests that I have explored, it is the great circumpolar Boreal forest of the North that calls to me most. Here is a landscape where bush knowledge really counts and where experience counts even more … This book has been thirty years in the making.’

Out on the Land is an absorbing exploration of, and tribute to, the circumpolar Boreal forest of the North: its landscape, its people, their cultures and skills, the wilderness that embodies it, and its immense beauty. The book is vast in scope and covers every aspect of being in the wilderness in both winter and summer (clothing, kit, skills, cooking, survival), revealing the age-old traditions and techniques, and how to carry them out yourself. It also includes case studies of early explorers, as well as modern-day adventurers who found themselves stranded in the forest and forced to work out a way to survive.

So much more than a bushcraft manual, this book goes deeper, to the traditions and cultures that gave us these skills, as well as focusing on the detail itself. Ray and Lars’s practical advice is wound around a deep love for the forest, respect and admiration for the people who live there and sheer enjoyment of the stunning scenery.


Review by Bushcraft.Nu

I’ve not yet had the time to write a full review on the book. Until then, all I can say is that, if you’re into bushcraft, the outdoors, hiking, camping, or any adjacent type of activity, this book will be a great addition to your shelf! It’s comprehensive, full of great pictures and guides and you can tell the authors, Ray Mears and Lars Fält, are two of the best-known bushcraft personalities. For good reason!

Highly recommended book!

/Gustav

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