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Inspired by over twenty-five years of practicing and teaching bushcraft throughout North America, survival instructor Tony Nester recounts backcountry tales of nomadic adventures using traditional skills that have faded from the modern world. Laced with humor, insight, and nerve-wracking encounters with wildlife, sandstorms, flash floods, brutal cold, and unpredictable clients, Life Under Open Skies reveals a rare look into the often misunderstood world of survival. Chapters include: Bare Bones Survival Guardian Flash Flood! Survival is All in Your Perspective Cold A Five Scorpion Night KUYI The Cave Where Tom Lived Gramps A Tale of Two Countries Nightmare on Elm Creek A Real Man Ground Tales Cowboy Tough Bake, Chill, Repeat Gift of the Deer The Amazing Cowpie Firestarting Technique Three Dog Night When Yucca Was King Al Sieber: Master of Bushcraft The Schism Between Worlds About the Author: Tony Nester is the author of numerous books and DVDs on survival. His school Ancient Pathways is the primary provider of survival training for the Military Special Operations community, and he has served as a consultant for the NTSB, FAA, Travel Channel, NY Times, Backpacker Magazine, and the film Into the Wild. For years he wrote a popular monthly column for Outside Magazine and his freelance writing is frequently featured in numerous print publications.

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