good choices op, those are all decent books, and i own several of them.
here's a link i found on a previous thread, (i book marked the site) i can't remember which thread, so props to the op of that thread.
they've got some good stuff.
as far as watching bear, i'd advise, entertainment only, and i don't even do that. bear does a lot of things that are just outright stupid. and tries
to convince people it's ok to do them, when doing those things could possibly get you killed. les stroud, in my opinion, is the better, of the two,
AND he advises against doing anything stupid or dangerous, he knows it could kill you. les has spent way more time living off the land than bear
grylls. and of course you can find all of les' stuff on you tube. he also has an interesting 7 part series on you tube with les called "off the grid",
where he and his family decide to leave city life behind. just saerch les stroud off the grid
then, though they're relatively new on the scene, the two guys from "dual survival" are pretty good, not only information wise, but they give
separate views on survival. one being former military, the other a barefoot hippie.
also, i'd recommend the fox fire books. these books are a set written about life in the appalachian mountains in the u.s. they cover almost anything
you'd need to know about living "old school", so to speak. you can buy the whole set of 12 books for about $212.00 u.s. directly from fox fire, or on
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another site, i also bookmarked this from another thread here on ats, so, once again, props to whoever that op is. these are u.s. military manuals in
pdf form, the site is free.
umm and i think that's about it.
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