The Lost Ways is a book by Claude Davis that contains all the information to allow anyone to survive using the methods our ancestors used before us. Many of the ways that they lived would help any family survive should a disaster strike.
They had no electricity, internet, phone or other modern conveniences and yet, the not only survived but thrived. These ways of life were passed from generation to generation, but as the world modernized, the essential skills were discarded in favor of more modern ideas. The ‘make do and mend’ attitude was replaced by a consumer attitude of ‘buy a new one’. And in times of crisis this attitude could be the undoing of humankind.
About the Author
Claude Davis is a survivalist, who was raised by grandparents who believed in not wasting food, and being self sufficient. After becoming concerned about how disconnected modern society is from our ancestors, Davis took the beliefs of his childhood, and researched, finding may other ways of being able to survive in any situation.
He lives in a cabin with his wife and children, were he practices the lost ways of life, and makes do and mends.
What is The Lost Ways?
This book is a fully comprehensive guide to skills and abilities that would help any person, or family survive in an environmental crisis, or disaster. The world is unstable, and so many of the old ways have been put aside in favor of more convenient methods. The Lost Ways discusses how previous generations stored and preserved water, hunting, cooking, nutritionally dense food, storing food, housing, poultices and much more.
The chapter on water discusses how 18th century sailors stored and preserved water on their ships for very long voyages. It then goes on to explain how these techniques would be beneficial should a national, or worldwide disaster limit water resources.
The chapters on cooking, hunting and food explain in detail every aspect of these skills. The book explains the best way to trap, and hunt animals as a food source, and how to cook them without electricity once you have caught them. It also explains how to bake bark bread, brew your own beer, and how to build a smokehouse and smoke your own fish and meats.
It also discusses the immense food wastage of the modern world, and how this would be viewed by the previous generations. It explains about using leftovers to make a nutritious meal without wastage, and canning. It even discusses a can rotation system so you can avoid food wastage by spoiled cans. These chapters also talk about how best to store food, and the old methods of refrigeration. It discusses the best way to make a root cellar, and what you can store in it.
In the chapter on housing, this book explains how the previous generations built and maintained their own houses. It then goes through step by step advice on how you can do the same. It also explains how to build a camouflaged hide that will help you when you’re hunting, or trapping.
The main point that is driven home through this program is that many of us would be unable to cope without the luxuries of modern living. We rely too heavily on electric, internet, supermarkets and convenience stores. We cannot grow our own food, or cure our own ills, or be self sufficient in any way. This program shows you how to do all of this and more. It explains which herbs and plants can be turned into poultices and medicines, and which plants can be turned into foods. It includes several recipes that are variations of recipes the previous generation used to make a long lasting, highly nutritious meal.
What you get in addition to the program
In addition to the book, you also get two PDF reports that are available for download only. The first discusses planting a preparation garden filled with vegetables and plants that have food and medicinal uses.
The second explains how Davis built his innovative can rotation system to prevent throwing away spoiled canned foods, and how you can build your own. The information in these articles supplements the information in The Lost Ways, and gives a detailed guide on how you could be preparing.
Comprehensive survival guide. There’s no topic not covered in this book.
Clearly written and explained, there’s no ambiguous language that could cause confusion
This book teaches self reliance and sufficiency, so the tips, tricks and techniques can be used at any time.
It has a very reasonable price. When you consider the sheer amount of information in this book, and the price of other books that make the same promises
It is suitable for the beginner, and the more experienced survivalist.
At 350 pages, it is a large volume, and this can put some people off. However, all the information is relevant, and because of the clarity of the writing, it isn’t as difficult to read as people would expect.
All the techniques included are for preparation for disaster, not response to disaster. It requires that things are done now, for future benefit.
The skills and abilities discussed need to be practiced before disaster strikes.
The Lost Ways is a very good comprehensive guide for any budding survivalist, with enough little known tips and tricks for the more experienced survivalist as well. It is available as an e-book, or in hard copy form. It also comes with a refund guarantee, if you aren’t satisfied and return within the time period.
The ideas in this book are based on the proven methods that the generations before us used. We have become over reliant on the convenient options of modern living, and without them we would not survive. This book teaches how you could house, feed, clothe and care for your family and prepare for any catastrophe.
The techniques in this book will only benefit you if you put them into practice, and adapt your lifestyle. It is essentially offering you a way to ensure your survival, and the survival of your loved ones at a price point of between $30 to $50. And then it includes two reports that can further benefit you and your family. Given the price, the amount of information the book contains, the refund guarantee and how unstable the modern world is, it would be stupid no to buy it. For more in-depth information about The Lost Ways I highly recommend this article: https://nnysurvivalguide.com/the-lost-ways-book-review/