Book Review: Wilderness Survival Guide

reviewcover-wildernesssurvivalguideTitle: Wilderness Survival Guide

Author: Jason Marsteiner

Genre: Non-Fiction, Survival

Rating: 5 Stars

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Description/Synopsis:

Whether you’re an avid adventurer or a bushcraft beginner, this wilderness survival guide can help you level up your outdoor IQ and boost your confidence on remote trips and treks. Get pro tips for navigation, finding food, building shelters, and even applying basic first aid. Discover how to tackle any situation, from running into poisonous plants to staying safe while adventuring in various climates and terrains.

WARNING – SPOILERS MAY ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW

I picked up Wilderness Survival Guide by Jason Marsteiner on pure curiosity. I grew up in the woods, traipsing my family’s lake cabin property, which had no road access, no phone, no internet, no TV, no indoor plumbing, and water straight from an underground spring. All of this has led me to a fascination with survival – because when you live off-grid, you need to be prepared for the worst.

I am happy to say that I found this book to be a helpful and fairly complete guide. There was a lot of useful information on a wide range of topics, from how to prepare yourself for the outdoors, to things like identifying the proper wood to start a fighter… what to do if you get lost, and basic first aid.

If I had one nitpick, it is that I wish there were more photo references included for certain sections, but I also understand why perhaps they were cut out – to keep the book more compact for carrying in your pack. This is certainly a book I would recommend for anyone looking into spending time in the outdoors.