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Saw this book, "The lost ways" advertised but most reviews look like they are just more ads for the book. Sounds like interesting source of info for getting things done when power and communications go down.
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It seems a little hokey and scammish the way it is presented on the website. It leaves me uneasy that they have no previews of the book and it isn't available on amazon or someplace where you can see others reviews. When I google the book title and reviews it seems all the sites that have reviewed it are somehow related to the purveyor or at least subsidized by him.
However, the principle ideas in the advertisement seem interesting. Anyone have or seen the actual book?
http://www.thelostways.com/

Alternatively, one could just research pioneer life, stories, skills and equipment. Fort Vancouver in SW Washington state would be a good place to explore too. They are having a a colonial black smith event next week.
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Was intrigued by the title..so I bought it. I have skimmed it briefly and it seems to be worth the $45.99 I paid(shipping was $8.99). Some of the subjects covered are as follows..making beer,making Pemmican,casting bullets,herbal poultices,different herbs and their uses,knife making,snowshoe making,root cellars,cast iron cooking,soap making,making bread from bark,and how to build a smokehouse. Maybe a little pricey..but it is a good read and I would buy it again.
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I bought the book Lost Ways and have read 1/2 of it. I agree with Micha. It is a good read with information and some of it is detailed. I do not regret having bought it and believe it to have value . It is sitting by my computer on my desk because I have not finished it yet. It will go on my resource self in the library.
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So given the others reviews, I broke down and ordered a copy. Be warned, it takes quite a while to get it. At least few weeks if I recall correctly.

However, I think it is a great book. It is a 319 page collection of instructive articles and stories written by a bunch of different authors. The writing is clear and the print is large and well spaced and easy to read for aging eyes.

It has articles about how to make pemmican, snow shoes, knives, soap, beer, smoke houses, bullets, survival bread, water wheels, herbal poultices, indian round houses, root cellars, primitive navigation, etc.

There aren't as many pictures, diagrams or in-depth detail on some of the subjects as I'd like but there is enough to get you started and headed in the right direction. It also isn't all old pioneer type skills as the website indicates and there was no article on the automatic log feeder or anything similar as indicated on the website (I would have liked the shortcut info on how thick the rail poles should be to support the weight of the logs and how to bury deep them and what angle is optimal)

Overall, I recommend it and am glad I ordered it and will probable re-read parts of it as I try out some of the skills.
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Sounds like the Foxfire series of books.
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Like the folks above said, the book's actually pretty good and worth the money.

I put a review of it on my site, with a full listing of the table of contents here:
http://www.survivalcrackas.com/the-lost-ways-review/

Basically, here's what's inside:

The book itself is 338 pages, the PHYSICAL book is a heavy paperback, but you also get a digital copy (PDF) which I recommend saving to your smart phone, laptop etc.

The table of contents:

Disclaimer
The Most Important Thing
Making Your Own Beverages: Beer to Stronger Stuff
Ginger Beer: Making Soda the Old Fashioned Way
How North American Indians and Early Pioneers Made Pemmican
Spycraft: Military Correspondence During The 1700’s to 1900’s
Wild West Guns for SHTF and a Guide to Rolling Your Own Ammo
How Our Forefathers Built Their Sawmills, Grain Mills,and Stamping Mills
How Our Ancestors Made Herbal Poultice to Heal Their Wounds
What Our Ancestors Were Foraging For? or How to Wildcraft Your Table
How Our AncestorsNavigated Without Using a GPS System
How Our Forefathers Made Knives
How Our Forefathers Made Snow shoes for Survival
How North California Native Americans Built Their Semi-subterranean Roundhouses
Our Ancestors’Guide to Root Cellars
Good Old Fashioned Cooking on an Open Flame
Learning from Our Ancestors How to Preserve Water
Learning from Our Ancestors How to Take Care of Our Hygiene When There Isn’t Anything to Buy
How and Why I Prefer to Make Soap with Modern Ingredients
Temporarily Installing a Wood-Burning Stove during Emergencies
Making Traditional and Survival Bark Bread…….
Trapping in Winter for Beaver and Muskrat Just like Our Forefathers Did
How to Make a Smokehouse and Smoke Fish
Survival Lessons From The Donner Party

Sorry for the lengthy post, but I hope this helps - let ME know if you have any questions about the book, i've gone through it, and practiced alot of the stuff it teaches.

JD
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Sounds like a knockoff of The FireFox book you can find at almost any library.
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Here’s The Lost Ways Review

The Lost Ways is a guide book that was written by an American-based writer and survival expert. Through study and exploration of the ancient endurance tactics, Claude discovered secrets that ancestors utilized in surviving disasters. Therefore, he set out to compose and share this knowledge in a hands-on, thoroughly-researched and easy-to-read book that he titled the Lost Ways. As you’ll see, throughout the chapters, he tries to equip readers with methods that the native American forefathers employed when catastrophes occurred in the past. His approach discourages over reliance on modern disaster-management technologies that has forced humans to become overly complacent. Instead, it proposes rolling back to the forgotten but priceless survival skills which in other words are “<a href="https://www.the-lostways-book.com/">The lost ways</a>.”
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Hunt down the Foxfire books (I inherited mine) they have way more relevant content than most of the stuff being published these days.
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