From the time I heard a snippet about Dave’s new book on the Survival Podcast several weeks ago, I knew I wanted to place an order. Well, it just came, and I am going to start reading it this week, and will put up a review of it when I am through. At first glance, it looks well documented, clean pictures, and is about 160 pages long. The bonus, I turned the book over to see what might be on the back cover, and the book was autographed by Dave! Nice personal touch, that, to me, says a lot about the man himself. He clearly appreciates the support from his fans, and I like that in a person.
Thanks Dave, and I look forward to reading about the Pathfinder philosophy for the common man.
I was interested in getting the book myself, I like Dave and his survival philosophy. Looking forward to your book review.
It’s good. I am about 2/3 of the way through it already. I will write up a review in a few days.
Sounds like a good read. I must admit I have lost some respect for Dave after seeing some of the stunts he pulls on Dual Survival. I hope his book stresses make safe survival choices.
I take it all with a grain of salt, remembering that there is a certain bit of “entertainment drama” that has to exist because not everyone is a survivalist watching the show…
I have been a big fan of Dave’s for a couple of years now..
I purchased this book and, although I enjoyed the content… I found it to be disjointed and very hard to follow.
It was as if Dave was talking… which is all well and good.
It just isn’t the way you write a book.
It seemed that a topic would be begun and then something else sidetracked the thought.
Dave could use a decent editor for this…
Again.… no criticism of Dave’s ideas or the MAN himself is intended here… I really enjoy that…
It looks to me like this thing was rushed to the printer..
no table of contents… no index…
Again… with all due respect to Dave and his system… the book simply didn’t do it justice.
It really sounded like someone just copied down Dave talking.
It is still worth reading though… I bought the DVD’s with it..
I hope that a second edition of this corrects some of this…makes it an easier read…
thanks to all
@Robert. It was clearly self published. I give Dave a lot of credit for even getting it out the door. And, honestly, I cannot blame him getting it out in a bit of haste. Assuming there is a season two of Dual Survivor, and assuming there may not be, he has a limited time frame to get something to market to take advantage of his fame. This is just the business side of me coming out.
His writing style is a lot like mine. I write the way I speak. May not be correct, but it is what it is for the time frame.
I too would have quickly self published something if I were Dave.
I am also a big fan for a couple of years.