Out on the Land: Bushcraft Skills from the Northern Forest is a celebration of the history and culture of the northern wilderness – the largest forest on the planet – written by two world-renowned experts on bushcraft and survival skills, Ray Mears and Lars Fält.
“Fifty years into my life journey I realise that while I love remote, wild places and the peoples I meet there, it is in forests that I find the greatest joy. Of all the forests that I have explored, it is the great Boreal forest that calls to me most. Here is a landscape where bush knowledge really counts and where experience counts even more. This book has been thirty years in the making.” – Ray Mears
Out on the Land is an absorbing exploration of, and tribute to, the circumpolar Boreal forest of the North: its landscape; its people and their cultures and skills; the wilderness that embodies it; its immense beauty. The book is vast in scope and covers every aspect of being in the wilderness in both winter and summer, revealing the age-old traditions and techniques that are used in this region, and how to carry them out yourself.