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
Survival Is All in Your Perspective
A Five Scorpion Night
The Cave Where Tom Lived
A Tale of Two Countries
Nightmare on Elm Creek
A Real Man
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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Far more than just a how-to manual