I have read many Survival Books and used many of the ideas in them. Survival is a science as most will tell you. This was a good book and unlike some an easy read. I bought a compact edition that will live out a good part of its life in a backpack. I'd also recommend another book to anyone who liked this one. "Bushcraft Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival" by Mors Kochanski
First of all I recieved this book in excellent condition never been used just as promised. second of the illustrations and explinations are easy to understand. the book is small enough to take on any type of trip it would almost fit in your back pocket.