Life Under Open Skies: Adventures in Bushcraft

  • by Tony Nester
  • Narrated by Jack Chekijian
  • 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Inspired by over 25 years of practicing and teaching bushcraft throughout North America, survival instructor Tony Nester recounts backcountry tales of nomadic adventures using traditional skills that have faded from the modern world.
Laced with humor, insight, and nerve-wracking encounters with wildlife, sandstorms, flash floods, brutal cold, and unpredictable clients, Life Under Open Skies reveals a rare look into the often misunderstood world of survival. Chapters include:
Bare Bones Survival
Guardian
Flash Flood!
Survival Is All in Your Perspective
Cold
A Five Scorpion Night
KUYI
The Cave Where Tom Lived
Gramps
A Tale of Two Countries
Nightmare on Elm Creek
A Real Man
Ground Tales
Cowboy Tough
Bake
Chill
Repeat
Gift of the Deer
The Amazing Cowpie Firestarting Technique
Three Dog Night
When Yucca Was King
Al Sieber: Master of Bushcraft
The Schism Between Worlds
About the author: Tony Nester is the author of numerous books and DVDs on survival. His school, Ancient Pathways, is the primary provider of survival training for the military Special Operations community, and he has served as a consultant for the NTSB, FAA, Travel Channel, NY Times, Backpacker Magazine, and the film Into the Wild. For years he wrote a popular monthly column for Outside Magazine, and his freelance writing is frequently featured in numerous print publications.

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Interesting

Interested in survival? Read this book. It's a behind-the-scenes look at a real survivalist, that starts with his experiences in boy scouts, and chronicles a lifetime of living in nature with minimal gear. It's not all sunshine and rainbows, but it's real and raw. The narrator did a great job with it. I received this book,as a gift, in exchange for an honest review.
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- erobbins33

Far more than just a how-to manual

I was delighted to receive this book as a gift!
This book was great fun and a bit of a reminisce. Developing (un)common sense and learning what to expect and how to overcome and continue to learn is an invaluable asset to all. The author cheerfully recounts some of his many mistakes in the hope that some readers will not find the need to repeat them. Despite it's definite entertainment level, this book provides much useful knowledge for historical re-enactors, SHTFers, and the usual batch of enthusiastic campers. The tale begins in Michigan and spends much time in the desert southwest with some experiences in Central America. It also seems to be the teaser to get readers involved in the activities as well as an intro to other books he has written on the subject. This is a good thing. Whether the reader is an active camper or of the armchair variety, fun will be had and (un)common sense stimulated!
Narrator Jack is educational where needed, droll where indicated, and generally seems to have had as much fun narrating as we have in listening.
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- Jan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-28-2015
  • Publisher: Tony Nester