For those who love to read history stories that cut through the glitz and urban legends of history, Keith Thomson’s Born to be Hanged is a fantastic piece of true to life detail. It tells the long, non-linear journey of a company of brigands who take to the high seas of the late 1600s to seek all manner of reward.
Before the internet we had books. We learned from books, we relaxed with books, and we relied on books to achieve thoughts and knowledge. Now we learn via Google and relax by thumbing down on our phones or reading a blog. But the art of books is still very much alive for passionate collections: art,…
A Quick Note Before We Begin – I consider myself a runner, I have run races of all distances and terrain. I have been a runner most of my life. My friends are runners, my kids run, I have been involved in the sport for decades. I have my fair share of plastic age group trophies…
Woodsman and forester Brett McLeod’s book is filled with history and beautiful photographs from a time when people used axes for survival, shelter, food, and work. From its humble origins, the axe became a status symbol. Mcleod examines the axe’s role in the homesteading of America, the golden age of the axe industry, modern axes, restoring that old axe in the garage, and axe throwing.
Check out this best selling book written by Jonathan Franklin, a true story of Jose Salvador Alvarenga a real-life castaway.
Outlander has long been one of our favorite TV shows, more for the fighting than the romance, but today we take a look at the book Jamie wrote!
Of all the people who achieved military fame during the American Revolution, Nathanael Greene was one of the least likely people to have earned such distinction. He was born into a well-off Quaker family, suffered from asthma, walked with a limp, was prone to self pity, and never won a battle as an independent commander….
Even on what would seem to be a “safe” and easy camping trip serious injury or disaster could be around the next bend great outdoors. That’s why it is so important to be ready. Some of our favorite books are based on true wilderness survival stories; there is a lot to be learned from these stories if you are paying attention.
Here is a list of our personal favorite survival books, guides and how-to’s that will break down and explain the skills you need to “make it” in the wilderness, or at least give you a fighting change. Some of these are true classics and their instructions have stood the test of time!
Longing For More Uhtred Ragnarson? Well, Have You Heard Of Richard Sharpe? Maybe you have finished all the Last Kingdom Books, better known as the Saxon Stories, or maybe you can’t wait for the next season on Netflix, either way I have the next series of books the You Must Read!
Readers love battle scenes because they pump up the adrenaline and keep you turning to the next page — or if you’re listening to an audiobook, you hang on the narrator’s every last word once the swords are swinging and the bullets are flying.
There is no end to the terrible situations humans can find their way into, nor a limit to what people are willing to do to get out. With a little bit of skill, a load of determination, and a whole bunch of luck, humans have been able to survive some unbelievable and terrifying challenges.