“More Valuable Than Gold” Ethnobotany & Wild Living Skills textbook

       This unique ethnobotany textbook by wilderness survival expert Richard Lonewolf, with photography and introduction by longtime student and founder of Wild Willpower PAC,  Alex “Distance” Wilson, contains:

  • more than 175 thick, quality pages featuring over 200 identification-friendly color photos;
  • step-by-step instructions for processing more than 50 common plants, shrubs, trees, and vines for their historical edible, utility, and medicinal uses — many of these grow coast to coast throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and other places throughout the world.

 Beyond Mere Survival:

     Written by a 62-year-old Cherokee man who lived these skills since he was a young boy before growing up to teach at several universities and instruct U.S. Armed Forces units (among many others), this is not your typical “pioneer-style survival” — many of the plant uses and skills that are covered are native survival skills.

     Measuring 8.5″ x 7″ while bearing unique, aesthetically-appealing layouts on every page, More Valuable Than Gold is an invaluable resource designed to fit easily into any hiking pack.  If you had one book to take with you into the wilderness either for recreational camping or in a survival situation — this would be an indispensable top pick.

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Some of the pages on Oak tree uses:

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     More Valuable Than Gold is available exclusively through Wild Willpower PAC.  One of our prime directives is to support native teachers to help them bring vital, life-saving, earth-connecting information to people everywhere.  Provide a $40 contribution to Wild Willpower PAC and we’ll send you a copy of More Valuable Than Gold.  Contributions help us continue developing:


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