|Guideon how to survive in extreme circumstances
|Self-help book/Memoir of a prepper
|Capital Printing Co
|Number of pages
|431 (350 in its e-variant)
Our ancestors were wiser and healthier than us. They lived a completely different life without electricity, transportation, pharmacies, supermarkets, and internet. They knew how to cook over an open flame and make clothes.
Our generation has changed and disconnected from the ways of our forefathers. We are very dependent on modern technologies and take most conveniences for granted. Can we survive in case of a natural disaster or war? Understanding that our world is not an absolutely safe place, do you know how to act in the worst-case scenario?
The Lost Ways is authored by an experienced survivor with a 30-year practice. Indeed, Claude Davis is fascinated by the old days and inspired by the actual lives and stories of his own grandparents born in the 19th century. He owns a very popular website that teaches people how to survive after a man-made or natural catastrophe.
The author is very concerned about the ways of how the modern generation lives. Just ask yourself, can you live with no access to running water and power? Can you find food and protect your home? Claude Davis realized that he was surrounded by people who knew that, so he collected that knowledge in one book to share with his readers. He teaches how to survive with a minimal amount of resources if the worst circumstances occur.
Plot of the Book
If any catastrophe happens, the survival rates are usually very low. However, we still hear unbelievable stories about people who stayed alive even in extreme circumstances. The author of the book is sure that surviving includes 3 main stages: create a plan, make preparations, and develop a strategy. Thanks to our human instincts, some logic and knowledge, we can hold out during a disastrous event.
Claude Davis describes various survival skills and techniques that are very important:
- how to set animal traps and hunt;
- how to heal wounds and use natural herbs to get rid of infections;
- how to collect and preserve water in case of a drought;
- how to cook food, smoke meat, make beer, bake bread;
- how to prepare nutritious food that lasts for years without refrigeration;
- how to build underground houses able to accommodate up to 5 families;
- how to act if you have run out of bullets.
This is a small part of the topics covered in the book. Claude’s survival program is very simple and can be followed by anyone. In addition, it requires no money investment.
Our ancestors suffered a lot during multiple wars, plague, famine, monetary crisis, and other calamities, but they succeeded to adapt to the worst situations. We need to preserve their knowledge and teach our children as well. The author insists on involving kids in this program in order for them to be ready for any difficulties. With such skills, you can protect your family and rebuild a new community if necessary.
The so-called survival handbooks have become very popular. The Lost Ways holds 200 scores in the Clickbank Marketplace, which means it is extremely popular. Clickbank is a famous provider of digital information products online. It uses various factors to rank them, for example, refund rates, customer reviews, popularity, sales volume, etc. This book has good indicators as a quality product.
The Lost Ways has been warmly accepted by readers, and they don’t find it exhaustive. However, there are also a few negative reviews. Some readers consider that the book lacks instructions and specific information on how to get certain skills, and includes too many recipes and plant descriptions.
First, the book was available for sale only in a digital variant. Now, you can buy its printed version in stand-alone bookstores and on the Internet (Amazon, eBay, etc.). This is always nice to have a physical copy of a book, which is more comfortable to read. If you prefer reading online, be careful to buy an authorized copy as there are multiple scam websites that offer The Lost Ways as well.
This is its third edition published by Capital Printing Company in 2017.
The Lost Ways is a hardcover and contains 431 pages. It has a brown covering that features old-type ornaments and portrays 3 life scenes of our ancestors.
The title of the book is written in an old-fashion style as well. The color of the pages is yellowish in order to make them look used and old.
The text is portrait-oriented. The book begins with a table of contents that takes up 13 pages! Its chapters have no numbers. There are some sketches and color pictures – they are mainly photographs of what is going on in the book (photos of cooked food, equipment, etc.).
Claude Davis wants Americans to go back to their roots and learn the knowledge and skills of their great-grandparents. He hopes the book can turn young people into hardened adults ready to face the Apocalypse. With his wife and 2 children, the author proves this is possible and leads a life similar to the one described in the book.
The Lost Ways can be useful at any time. There is no need to wait for a crisis to practice! Nowadays, these survival techniques will help you save money on food, medication, and utility bills.
Everyone will benefit from reading it. If you like this genre, you can learn other skills from other books written by this author.