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Living Off the Land by Gary Brandner
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really liked it
bookshelves: nature

Shame on me. I started this bk about 36 yrs ago & never finished it. Slacker. Time to take care of that.

& I finished it today. I'm hardly an expert on "living off the land" being an almost thoroughly urban survivor, but this bk struck me as well-organized & easily readable. I'd consider taking it w/ me if I were daring a long backpacking excursion. It's full of what to me at least appears to be good advice:

"If you feel yourself sinking in quicksand or a bog of any kind, fall forward, spread out your arms, and start to swim or pull your way along. Struggling or trying to lift your feet while in an upright position will only make you sink deeper. Move slowly, and keep your lungs full of air for buoyancy. Even a fair swimmer can make his way through miles of bog this way. as long as he keeps calm."

Now let's just hope I remember that if I'm ever in quicksand!

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Reading Progress

April 24, 2008 – Shelved
Started Reading
June 8, 2008 – Shelved as: nature
June 8, 2008 – Finished Reading

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