This is the book that I learned from when I was young. I have read many outdoor skills book, but this is still by far the best. I tried to get a copy for my kids because the many pictures make it easy to understand but it was out of print and hard to get. It was out of favour for a while because we had "newer materials and technologies now", but I have been in the wilderness where I didn't have those new gadgets handy, and knowing how to get by with what was around me made all the difference. It doesn't just show one way of doing things, it shows several ways, drawn from different parts of the country, so you can choose what works best in your area. I am so glad that it is back in print now, that I am getting copies for all of my outdoors friends.