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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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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