The Modern Hunter-Gatherer By Tony Nester - Book Review

Many people dream about someday living off the land; hunting their own food, finding wild edibles, and most importantly, not having to rely on grocery stores for survival. If this is you, you'll definitely want to get yourself a copy of Tony Nester's book "The Modern Hunter-Gatherer."  

For the sake of context, here's some background info on the author Tony Nester. His love for the wilderness began when he lived in Michigan, where he had his first experiences with hunting, fishing, and trapping. Tony has been teaching wilderness skills through his school in Arizona called Ancient Pathways since 1989. 

He described his courses as "light on lecture and heavy on the application of practical skills that have been extensively field-tested."

 If you ask me, that's the only way to learn wilderness skills!

The book is short at just 80 pages, and I was able to read it in just a couple of sittings. This may be a turn off to some people, but I'd rather pay for 80 pages of incredibly valuable information than 300 pages of mildly useful information. Each sentence teaches you something. There'a no unnecessary fluff. Tony's practical experience gives him the authority to write such a book. Many of the courses that he has been teaching for over 20 years focus around the idea of living as a hunter-gatherer. 

 There is absolutely zero flashiness to this book. No overly romantic notions, no photos of hunters carrying bull elk over snow capped peaks. There really isn't any mention of big game hunting, because the book focuses around the idea of a lone person, or a small group of people who only have limited items at their disposal. Although I'm sure he's as big a fan of big game hunting as anyone, the focus of this book is on harvesting plentiful game such as crayfish, fish, rat, squirrel, raccoon, opossum, rabbit, and other small critters. Just real, practical living off the land, with very few resources, and simple weapons. 

This book should hold a spot in any outdoorsman's library!

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About The Author

Sam is a writer, adventurer, and founder of Woodsong. In 2011 his practical experiences over many nights in remote wilderness areas inspired him to start this blog! Sam’s adventures have lead him throughout North America where he has had the opportunity to learn from world-class outdoorsmen, and perhaps the greatest teacher of all, the natural world.

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