Secrets of the Forest - (4 Volume Set)Item Number: 8105
For centuries human beings have sought to understand the "Secrets of the Forest." Now Mark Warren reveals this ancient wisdom in his four-volume series of insightful and comprehensive books. Collect them all to build your very own library of survival lore.
In Wild Plants and Survival Lore book (Secrets of the Forest, Vol. 1) you'll learn which plants can be used as food, medicine, or to craft tools. Mark also covers vital Native American skills such as building shelters, purifying water, and making traps and snares. This amazing book is ideal for teachers, scout leaders, and anyone interested in exploring the outdoors. It's great for hikers as well, teaching them to travel lighter and rely on the forest for their needs. Parents will also find this book helpful, letting them pass down precious knowledge to their children and grandchildren.
In Fire Making, Story Telling, and Ceremony book (Secrets of the Forest, Vol. 2) you'll discover how to create fire using the hand drill, bow drill, and fire-saw methods. Discover which species of trees and dried weeds work best for a fire kit. Learn where to find combustible tinder, how to create a fail-proof pyre, and how to sustain a fire for several days. Mark also covers storytelling and ceremony, letting young and old alike develop a deeper connection with the wilderness. Contains more than 100 original activities to engage and inspire.
Stalking, Tracking, and Playing Games book (Secrets of the Forest, Vol. 3) teaches you how to stalk animals in the wild without being detected. Learn what clothing to wear, what posture to take, and how to de-scent yourself. You'll also learn the art of "soft walking," an ultra-slow-motion technique that allows you to avoid the peripheral vision of wary wildlife. Mark will also teach you how to read the individual tracks and gaits of different animal species. In addition, there are sections on converting animal skins into rawhide and leather for clothing and gear. There's even a chapter on snakes, which demystifies this often misunderstood animal.
In Archery, Projectiles, and Canoeing book (Secrets of the Forest, Vol. 4) Mark teaches you how to make and use such time-tested weapons as slings, spears, atlatls, bows and arrows, throwing knives, tomahawks, and blowguns. Learn the art of archery, including the clout, lob, and direct shots. You'll also learn how to shoot at moving targets. The second half of the book covers lessons on tandem canoeing. You'll start on lakes and ponds and work your way up to rivers and whitewater rapids. You'll learn how to "read" the water, eddy turns, peel-outs, lateral ferry maneuvers, and running rapids.