Woodsmoke: Collected Writings on Ancient Living Skills

Woodsmoke contains twenty illustrated articles on primitive ways of life, including descriptions of hunting and fishing techniques, pottery crafting, stone tool making, basketry, tracking, fire making, even “caveman philosophy!” It offers great advice for outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience nature as the ancient aborigines did, with step-by-step instructions everyone can follow. Woodsmoke offers the best of nature—whether as a lifestyle, or an afternoon’s activity—to those who enjoy the serenity and beauty of God’s creation. The book is more than entertainment, and more than a how-to text; it offers readers access to a life once common among primitive man. The writers of Woodsmoke—practicing archaeologists and anthropologists, primitive practitioners, craftsmen and women, and artisans—believe that by rediscovering our ancient life skills we can better understand what we are capable of achieving in the world of today.

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    Compiled by Richard and Linda Jamison

    Time-saving hints for experienced outdoorsmen and life-saving advice for the novice is found in this latest addition to Horizon Publisher’s highly regarded self-sufficiency books. Third in the Woodsmoke series, this entertaining, informative and beautifully written volume joins perennial bestsellers The Best of Woodsmoke and Primitive Outdoor Skills, also compiled by the Jamisons. This volume contains twenty more illustrated articles on primitive ways of life, including descriptions of hunting and fishing techniques, pottery crafting, stone tool making, basketry, tracking, fire making, even “caveman philosophy!” This book offers great advice for outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience nature as the ancient aborigines did. With step-by-step instructions everyone can follow, Woodsmoke offers the best of nature—whether as a lifestyle, or an afternoon’s activity—to those who enjoy the serenity and beauty of God’s creation.

    The book is more than entertainment, and more than a how-to text; it offers readers access to a life once common among primitive man. The writers of Woodsmoke—practicing archaeologists and anthropologists, primitive practitioners, craftsmen and women, and artisans—believe that by rediscovering our ancient life skills we can better understand what we are capable of achieving in the world of today.

    Richard Jamison has taken many striking photos that add a special spark to this book, which includes articles by Larry Dean Olsen, Steve Watts, Paul Hellweg, Ernest Wilkinson, David Wescott, Jim Riggs, Linda Jamison and many more.

    Chapters include:

    1. Our Human Family
    2. The Ultimate Weapon
    3. Old Finnish Hunting and Fishing Techniques
    4. Primitive Process Pottery
    5. Stone Survival Tools
    6. Yucca
    7. Make Your Own Hide Glue
    8. Traditional Basketry Materials
    9. Tracking Skills
    10. The Primal Gourmet
    11. Whole-Shoot Willow Baskets
    12. A Paleo Prescription
    13. Barking Up the Right Tree
    14. The Remarkable Fire Piston
    15. An Introduction to the Atlatl
    16. Badger stone
    17. Pine Needle Basketry
    18. “Rocking On” with the Paiute Deadfall
    19. Philosophy of a Caveman
    20. Living with Nature

    6″ x 9″ paperback

    256 pages