Living off the Country changes the risk of moving around in the outdoors into trouble-free times…offering take-along tips for finding free appetite fillers, thirst quenchers, weapons and warmth in all kinds of situations. In a clear and understandable way, brad Angier provides a harvest of handy, helpful hints about the necessities of life…where to look for the natural-growing supply of edible, unusual, taste-tickling plants, bushes, and fruit; make-shift but sure-fire ways to catch fish; easy ways to utensil-less cooking; building and using first to the best advantages; constructing off-beat shelters handily; best ways to conserve and use available clothing; what to do about finding your way; backwoods medicine for emergencies…and much more to satisfy man’s need to stay alive in the woods. For any kind of timber trek, pack Living Off the Country with other survival gear. Nature Magazine advises “if you’re planning any wilderness adventure, you would do well to get acquainted with the valuable information in this book.”
First-ever revision of a classic guidebook. Essential information on each plant's characteristics, distribution, and edibility as well as updated taxonomy and 18 new species. How to find, prepare, and eat plants growing in the wild.
First-ever revision of a classic guidebook. Information on each plant's characteristics, distribution, and medicinal qualities as well as updated taxonomy and 15 new species. How to identify and use wild plants for medicinal purposes.
What Thoreau proved a century ago about returning to nature will still work today. There is an inexpressible thrill in the intimate study of primitive country, the workshop of nature, the appreciation of wilderness technique. Unspoiled regions possess a quiet beauty and peace—no artificiality, no crowds, all woods uncut. There is unbounded satisfaction and pleasure in successfully meeting the challenge of the wilderness. The two requirements for man in the North Country are knowledge and equipment. Colonel Townsend Whelen and Bradford Angier have combined their vast experiences camping and bivouacking to produce the perfect guide to peace and utter freedom. If the wilderness calls you, they invite you to join them and talk together about how to live in it. They explain what from their experience they found to be the best ways of entering wild and unspoiled country, of finding their way through it, and living there in comfort and safety. On Your Own in the Wilderness is their explicit direction on how to escape to an earthly Paradise.
Willow Creek Press is proud to bring back to print Bradford Angier's classic Gourmet Cooking for Free, first published in 1970. Believing that no store can supply food as fresh or nutritious as nature's own wild bounty, Angier gathered unique and delicious recipes for preparing wild game, fish and wild plants. Readers will learn and enjoy the flavor, variety and nutrition wild foods have to offer. Chapters include Big Game (venison, bear, moose, buffalo, caribou), Game Birds (grouse, duck, partridge, quail, pheasant, goose, turkey), Small Game (beaver, rabbit, squirrel), Fish (trout, Atlantic salmon, bass, pickerel, eels), Shellfish (clams, oysters, crabs, crayfish, mussels, turtle), Edible Wild Plants (wild rice, water cress, nettle, wild onion, mustard, dandelion, cattail, plantain, fiddleheads), and Wild Fruit (blackberries, elderberries, currants, raspberries, cranberries). Anyone who savors new taste sensations in exceptional cuisine will want to take this carefully guided tour through nature's cupboard.
A comprehensive, practical, and reliable guide to finding food in the woods and living off the land, by respected wilderness survivalists. With text by wilderness survivalists, the information in How to Eat in the Woods is tried, trusted, and true. One of the most complete books written on the subject, this portable guide includes essential information on how to track, trap, kill, and prepare various types of animals; select bait, land fish, and clean and cook the catch; recognize edible plants, fruits, berries, and nuts; locate bird eggs; catch edible insects; and find potable water. Also included is information on building a fire and preparing food without utensils.