Tom Brown’s Field Guide: Wilderness
Perhaps the most recognized
tracker in America is
Tom Brown. His story and enthusiasm about his craft make novices
interested in tracking and cause experts to take a second look. One
of his camping books that goes into detail concerning tracking techniques and discusses other aspects of
wilderness survival is Tom Brown’s Field Guide: Wilderness
Survival. It is an excellent read and is one of the most practical and
comprehensive books on the market concerning wilderness survival.
Although this camping book's focus tends to go a little deeper than
most tent campers will ever need to go concerning camping and survival, it still provides a large amount of
useful information for the average tent camper.
His discussions regarding
animal tracking are unparallel. If you are looking for more
information regarding different animals in North America, you have come to the right place.
He discusses the different types of tracks, how different animals walk
and run and even has a discussion on how to adjust your own walk to be able to sneak up on
If this were not enough,
this camping book also goes into great depth regarding the survivalist aspect of camping. It has a thorough discussion on building shelters, fire building, hunting and cooking
animals, and even a commentary on finding and using plants for food and other uses. I especially enjoyed the discussion regarding different animal traps. In fact, the
only thing it does not cover is tent camping
irks, but because this is survival
book it would not be appropriate anyway.
Since this book provides a great deal of useful information and is in
an easy to read format, we strongly recommend this book.
*For information on another
great book, check out the review for Camping's Top Secrets.