An outdoor survival guide that utilizes two of the most popular and versatile tools carried by many hikers, campers, and hunters: knives and axes. Each chapter presents the knife or axe skills and activities essential for wilderness survival, including: using a knife and axe, carrying and caring for a knife, securing food with a knife, sharpening an axe, and constructing watercraft with a knife.
Bob Holtzman has been writing about outdoor subjects for more than 25 years. A former book editor at outdoor publisher Ragged Mountain Press and International Marine, he lives in Maine, where he enjoys canoeing, practicing wilderness skills, and building small boats. He works as marketing director at Penobscot Marine Museum and writes the blog Indigenous Boats (www.indigenousboats.com).