There are a number of reasons because of which it can be said that The Lost Ways will make for an amazing read for anyone who is even a little adventurous by nature. It has been written by a survivalist who believes that all of us must adopt the ways and means that our forefathers had used in their time as a way of life. It has to be said that this a fact that very few of us can deny. The truth is that our forefathers lived a different life and they were a lot more healthy and strong. This is true despite the fact that they did not have the most of the amenities that we consider to be basic needs now. It can be said that a balanced and thoughtful reading of this book will be a very good experience for all of us.
The Lost Ways truly brings to the forefront all the lost ways of our forefathers. It will be very foolish of the modern man if he is to ignore and forget all the ways that were used by his ancestors to survive the various calamities of nature. One is reminded of the well-known lines by Brad Pitt in the cult hit Fight Club when Brad says ‘The things you own; end up owning you’. This is so true for the modern men (and women) that even an attempt at denial will not only be tough but also foolish. We have become slaves to all the things that were made in order to make our lives more convenient. A man has forgotten the real reason for his existence and has become a tool in the endless run for material things.
The Lost Ways is a wake up for the modern man who feels that rising with the sun is as foolish as chasing one’s passion. It will be very hard for any of us to adopt a survivalist lifestyle because of the huge and sudden change that it will require. But it has to be said that if we are to learn some of the ways and means that are a part and parcel of the regime that has been talked about in The Lost Ways we will be better off. Do not shy away from facing the reality and buy this book not just as a self-help tool but also as a reminder of the truth in its bare form. There is no denying the obvious. The sooner you are able to stand up and face facts the better it will be for you.
A reading of the Lost Ways will give you info about all the ways and means that you can adopt in order to adapt to the natural calamities. In most of our lives, if our lives are long enough, there is a very good chance that we will be faced with some natural calamity or the other. Unless and until we are prepared to handle it on a physical level on our own we will not have a chance of survival.