I received a review copy of this book based on a publicly recognized shared expert knowledge of wood lore and I must say first off, that I am quite pleased with the authors well written descriptive training for those that are trying to learn the art of primitive survival. The books author “Raven” has drawn from his heritage and applied a great deal of his continuing practice and research in using the basics of bushcraft to try to sustain ones self while using traditional time proven practices of a bygone era of Stone Age technology and beyond. The book details many practical and effective methods displayed in many crisp well placed illustrations as well as further articulated in clear photos of the author himself demonstrating what his unique prose is trying to further convey to both the layman and practiced woodsman in techniques of using natural elements in survival. You will learn many forgotten talents and survival tricks in this book that runs the gamut from the rudiments of just starting a fire and staying alive to catching animals and smoking hides so that they will be resistant to odors and bacteria. A Primitive survival book written by a true practitioner and it shows! I highly recommend this book.