Living Wild : The Ultimate Guide to Scouting and Fieldcraft by Bear Grylls

by |July 15, 2010

I watched Bear Grylls’ Man Vs Wild the other night on tv and I gotta say – I LIKED IT. He pretended to be marooned on a desert island and then pretended to have to survive it without any help. As he said, he would have to survive alone on the island – only taking with him with what he had on, a knife and a camera crew. (!)

So much fun! Every maniac’s dream. The only fault I found was that he didn’t start talking to a soccer ball, which I thought was a prerequisite these days.

So when I came in to work I got myself a copy of

Living Wild : The Ultimate Guide to Scouting and Fieldcraft

In this essential guide to living wild, Bear Grylls reveals the secrets of his years of fieldcraft experience.

This is the information you really need to know about living in the field from the man who has passed 21 SAS selection, climbed Everest and survived in some of the most inhospitable regions on Earth. In his inimitable style, Bear has thrown out everything that’s boring about scouting and fieldcraft and concentrated only on what’s exciting, inspirational and a little bit edgy.

It’s all here, from mastering the art of making the perfect campfire and constructing the best camp, to navigating safely through all terrains in all weathers – with or without a map…The only other thing you’ll need is this book!

I also noticed that Bear Grylls has written an adventure series for kids… MISSION SURVIVAL

I won’t be buying them for myself ( I swear) but I have a couple of nephews who could use a bit of adventure in their silly Xbox/Playstation lives.

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John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for the last twenty years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Head of Product and Chief Buyer at

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