How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier is everything the back cover says it is; a practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors.
Angier, although now dead, was the author or co-author of over 35 books dealing with surviving in the wilderness and living off the land. He had the experience, too, since he and his wife lived in the northern regions of Canada, off the beaten path. His experience is clear throughout How to Stay Alive in the Woods, as when reading it, I often see tips and tricks that I've never seen before.
I highly recommend this book to anyone venturing off, whether it be to unknown regions or to a nearby forest; to anyone interested in non-fiction; and to any doomsday prepper.
Just like many high school student today, I am taking an Honors English class. Today we were assigned our first book, The Color of Water by James McBride. I, myself, am only through the first few chapters, yet am already amazed. Never before had I read a full memoir, in book form, from beginning to end of a man still living today. This is a book I would highly recommend to anyone of any age, who is looking for a good, insightful book to read. And don't fret that it's non-fiction; it reads like a novel, a many critics agree.
On a different note, I will attempt to add a book recommendation at least every quarter. I know it's not very often, however, I've been struggling to find the time to write blog posts, between homework, and the other writing projects I'm working on.
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My Name is Eddie Schweikert. I am an animator, author, artist, and friend. You will hear about many of my latest ventures here.