Each copy of this book comes individually signed by Ray Mears.
Out on the Land: Bushcraft Skills from the Northern Forest is a celebration of the history and culture of the northern wilderness - the largest forest on the planet - written by two world-renowned experts on bushcraft and survival skills, Ray Mears and Lars Fält.
Out on the Land
"Fifty years into my life journey I realise that while I love remote, wild places and the peoples I meet there, it is in forests that I find the greatest joy. Of all the forests that I have explored, it is the great Boreal forest that calls to me most. Here is a landscape where bush knowledge really counts and where experience counts even more. This book has been thirty years in the making." - Ray Mears
is an absorbing exploration of, and tribute to, the circumpolar Boreal forest of the North: its landscape; its people and their cultures and skills; the wilderness that embodies it; its immense beauty. The book is vast in scope and covers every aspect of being in the wilderness in both winter and summer, revealing the age-old traditions and techniques that are used in this region, and how to carry them out yourself.
In Out on the Land
, Ray and Lars share their wealth of knowledge on the clothing, equipment, cooking techniques and survival skills that are used to live comfortably in this awe-inspiring yet formidable region of our planet, via detailed chapters accompanied by breath-taking and beautiful photography, all taken by the authors themselves. Also included are case studies of early explorers, as well as modern-day adventurers who found themselves stranded in the forest and forced to devise a way to survive.
So much more than a bushcraft manual, Out on the Land
goes deeper, to the traditions and cultures that originally gave us these skills, as well as focusing on the detail itself. Ray and Lars' practical advice is wound around a deep love for the forest, and respect and admiration for the people who live there. Through their work in their respective countries, Ray and Lars are both acknowledged authorities on bushcraft and survival skills, and for more than twenty years have worked together teaching survival in Arctic Lapland, some 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.
- Authors: Ray Mears and Lars Fält
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304
- Dimensions: 270 x 220 mm
- Full-colour photographs throughout
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
- ISBN: 9781472924988