John & Geri McPherson are true pioneers in rediscovering ancient skills. They do not settle for anything less than the truly primitive. They start with their bare hands and work their way up from there. In fact, they coined the term "primitive, primitive" to stand for primitive tools made with primitive tools. They are presently setting up the training curriculum for the US Special Forces SERE (Survive, Evade, Resist, Escape) program. Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills was originally published as ten separate booklets, the "Naked into the Wilderness" series. Each booklet became a chapter within the book, covering these topics:
1. Brain Tan Buckskin: McPherson's dry-scrape process.
2. Primitive Fire & Cordage: bowdrill, handdrill, cordage.
3. Makin' Meat - 1: the bow & arrow.
4. Makin' Meat - 2: traps, gathering, atlatl, insects, meat preservation.
5. Primitive Wilderness Cooking Methods: in the coals, broiling, baking, boiling.
6. Deer from Field to Freezer: field dressing, skinning, sinew removal, meat cutting, etc.
7. Containers - 1: baskets, coiled baskets, bark container, stone, animal parts, wood.
8. Containers - 2, Primitive Pottery: clay, temper, construction, firing.
9. Primitive Tools, Making & Using Them: digging stick, awl, celt, hafting, adze, vice, etc.
10. Primitive Semi-Permanent Shelters: wickiup, lean-to, thatched wickiup, etc.
Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills is illustrated with an incredible 700 photos to take you step-by-step through every process.
Soft cover, 408 pages
John & Geri McPherson