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worth buying!Outdoor Survival Skills/Larry Dean Olsen

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:06 am
by realityguy
Found and read a good Survival book..Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen..1967/1972(third printing,hardback)..worthwhile to add to your library if you can find it!There are chapters on everything from forming/making/shaping/chipping rock tools,firestarting(bows,flint and steel,hand ones,firebundles,etc),a good long library of edible plants and their uses with pics,trapping,tanning(with basic things at hand),weaving plants for rope,baskets,clothing,etc..,making bows and arrows and other weapons of mass destruction,and shelter..an incredible amount of information stuffed into the book! :o

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... ition=used

I don't know if any Amazon has are hardback copies... :?: ..and I can't tell you if anything has been deleted/added with the newer copies... :roll:

Re: worth buying!Outdoor Survival Skills/Larry Dean Olsen

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:36 pm
by ConnieD
I Looked Inside and it looks like a good read.

Re: worth buying!Outdoor Survival Skills/Larry Dean Olsen

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:30 pm
by realityguy
The author taught a lot of survival classes in Utah,from idaho..his idea is "stoneage" survival..no shoes,no pocketknife,no water!Good book..probably the best survival one I've found!

Re: worth buying!Outdoor Survival Skills/Larry Dean Olsen

Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:42 am
by ConnieD
I read that the Boy Scouts had him write the requirements for their Wilderness Survival merit badge.

He is also a co-founder of the ANASAZI Foundation for parent programs and for youth programs.

Re: worth buying!Outdoor Survival Skills/Larry Dean Olsen

Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:36 pm
by realityguy
This is from the book..so probably up until 1972 or 1967 is all:

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Re: worth buying!Outdoor Survival Skills/Larry Dean Olsen

Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:56 am
by zelph
realityguy wrote:This is from the book..so probably up until 1972 or 1967 is all:

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Impressive background, sounds trustworthy. I would think he was an Eagle Scout for sure. I'll have to get the book ;) Thanks for the heads-up to a good read :D

Re: worth buying!Outdoor Survival Skills/Larry Dean Olsen

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:03 am
by Albert Skye
Any comments on the bushcraft books of Mors Kochanski?

I've not read any yet myself but I'd like to.

Re: worth buying!Outdoor Survival Skills/Larry Dean Olsen

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:07 pm
by zelph
Albert Skye wrote:Any comments on the bushcraft books of Mors Kochanski?

I've not read any yet myself but I'd like to.
I have not read any of his books and only today I've become interested in his works because of your post............thank you :D



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Re: worth buying!Outdoor Survival Skills/Larry Dean Olsen

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:29 pm
by Albert Skye
Here's a beautifully simple winch.

Re: worth buying!Outdoor Survival Skills/Larry Dean Olsen

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:01 pm
by zelph
Albert Skye wrote:Here's a beautifully simple winch.
That is toooooo simple...........whoda thunkit..........sweet thinking

Thanks Albert.........take a look here:

http://www.ravenlore.co.uk/html/shelter.html