For a generation the Basic Essentials series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials books tell you what you need to know. Discover techniques for building a fire with and without matches, finding safe sources of water, foraging and trapping for food, building a shelter to survive the elements and signaling for help.
This best-selling series is packed with facts, advice, and tips for the outdoor enthusiast, making it the most valuable “essentials” series on the market today Whether a beginner looking to learn a new skill, or a seasoned veteran needing a handy reference guide, when readers want to make the right decisions about equipment, skills, and techniques; get the best advice available in an easy-to-use format; and have the top names in the business at their fingertips, they need look no further than our Basic Essentials series.
Formerly published by ICS Books, these fully-revised titles bring outdoor enthusiasts the most up-to-date information available. Packaged in a new, lively design with improved illustrations, a new trim size, and a strengthened focus on the very basic essentials, these are the only books a reader needs for a safe, enjoyable trip into the wilderness.
Churchill lives on a remote homestead in northern Wisconsin, where he enjoys hunting, fishing, trapping, tanning, gardening, and writing about their self-sufficiency in nature.