The Lost Ways is a book by Claude Davis that contains all the information to allow anyone to survive using the methods used by our ancestors. Many of their ways of life would allow any family to survive a disaster. In this in-depth the lost ways book review, we're going to dig deeper and find out about the features of this book, why it's useful, and its pros and cons.

They had no electricity, no internet, no telephone, or other modern conveniences, but they not only survived, but they also thrived. These lifestyles have been passed down from generation to generation, but as the world has modernized, essential skills have been abandoned in favor of more modern ideas. The “make and fix” attitude has been replaced by a “buy a new” consumer attitude. And in times of crisis, this attitude could be the ruin of humanity.

Claude Davis is a survivor, raised by grandparents who believed in not wasting food and being self-sufficient. After worrying about how modern society is disconnected from our ancestors, Davis took the beliefs of his childhood and investigated, finding other ways to survive in any situation.

He lives in a cabin with his wife and children, where he practices the lost lifestyles and prepares himself.

This book is a comprehensive guide to the skills and abilities that would help any person or family survive in an environmental crisis or disaster. The world is unstable and many of the old ways have been abandoned in favor of more practical ones. The Lost Ways examine how previous generations stored and conserved water, hunting, cooking, nutritious food, food storage, shelter, poultices, and more.

The chapter on water deals with how 18th-century sailors stored and preserved water on their ships during very long voyages. He then goes on to explain how these techniques would be beneficial if a national or global disaster limited water resources.

The chapters on Cooking, Hunting, and Feeding explain in detail every aspect of these skills. The book explains the best way to catch and hunt animals for food, and how to cook them without electricity once you've caught them. It also explains how to bake bread, brew your own beer, and how to build a smokehouse and smoke your own fish and meat.

It also discusses the immense food waste of the modern world and how previous generations would view it. Explain how to use leftovers to prepare a nutritious meal without waste or canning. It even breaks down a tin can rotation system so you can avoid food waste from spoiled cans. These chapters also talk about the best way to store food and old ways of refrigeration. Discuss the best way to make a root basement and what you can store there.

In the chapter on housing, this book explains how previous generations built and maintained their own homes. Then he goes through the step-by-step advice on how you can do the same. It also explains how to create camouflaged skin that will help you when you hunt or catch.

The main point that emerges from this program is that many of us could not cope with the luxuries of modern life. We are too dependent on electricity, the internet, supermarkets, and convenience stores. We cannot grow our own food, nor cure our own ailments, nor be self-sufficient in any way.

This program shows you how to do all of this and more. Explain which herbs and plants can be made into poultices and medicines, and which plants can be made into food. It includes several recipes which are variations of recipes used by the previous generation to prepare a sustainable and highly nutritious meal.

Author's Bio: 

The Lost Ways is a survival book that guides on ways to survive through any calamity by improvising and living in the same way our great ancestors lived.