Primitive Wilderness Living Survival Skills
by John and Geri McPherson
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A compilation of all their booklets, expanded in one book, over 400 pages filled with photography. This series has been acclaimed worldwide, by both the novice outdoorsman and the professional woodsman alike. It is the ultimate in “how-to", do-it-yourself, primitive skills instruction book. Chapters include: Makin' Meat-1: Primitive Bow & Arrow. Makin' Meat-2: Deadfalls, Snares, etc. Wilderness Cooking: Potatoes to grass hoppers. Field to Freezer: Field dress and butcher deer. Brain Tan Buckskin: Make soft “Buckskin" in nine hours. Primitive Fire & Cordage: Make fire using three techniques. Primitive Containers 1: Make woven and coiled baskets. Primitive Containers 2:Make primitive pottery. Primitive Semi-Permanent Shelters: Rainproof, with integral fires. Primitive Tools: Make primitive tools of stone, antler. Photographs illustrate every step.Soft cover 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" format.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Brain Tan Buckskin
    • Summary
    • Materials
    • Skins
    • Framing & Fleshing
    • Surface Preparation
    • Braining
    • Sewing of Holes
    • Finishing
    • Smoking
    • Hair On
    • Sewing with Sinew
  • Chapter 2 Primitive Fire & Cordage
    • Bow Drill
    • Hand Drill
    • Cordage
  • Chapter 3 Makin' Meat - 1
    • The Bow
    • The Arrow
  • Chapter 4 Makin' Meat - 2
    • Traps
    • Gathering
    • Atlatal
    • Insects
    • Meat Preservation
  • Chapter 5 Primitive Wilderness Cooking Methods
    • In the Coals
    • Broil
    • Baking
    • Boiling
  • Chapter 6 Deer From Field To Freezer
    • Field Dressing
    • Skinning
    • Head & Leg Removal
    • Sinew Removal
    • Removing Loins & Tenderloins
    • Cutting Up Of Carcass
    • Meat Cutting
  • Chapter 7 Containers - 1
    • Baskets
    • Coiled Baskets
    • Bark Containers
    • Stone
    • Animal Parts
    • Wood
  • Chapter 8 Containers - 2, Primitive Pottery
    • Clay
    • Temper
    • Construction
    • Firing
  • Chapter 9 Primitive Tools, Making & Using Them
    • Basic Flintknapping
    • Shell
    • Sandstone
    • Wood
    • Bone & Antler
    • Digging Stick
    • Awl
    • Celt
    • Hafting
    • Adze
    • Vise
    • Working With The Tools
    • Making A Primitive Bow
  • Chapter 10 Primitive Semi-Permanent Shelters
    • Description
    • Wickiup
    • Lean-to
    • Thatched Wickiup
    • Generic Shelter


ISBN: 0-9678777-7-6
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