"Offers clear, concise, effective, time-tested, even hallowed, means of going into any survival situation with your 'A' game."—Jim Morris, Special Forces major (retired) and award-winning author of War Story
Written by a student and teacher of Asian thought, martial arts, healing, and meditation, The Tao of Survival focuses on real-world, core survival skills that can save your life anytime and anyplace, in any emergency situation. It delves into fundamental concepts that most survival books don't cover, including how to deal with fear, developing mind/body skills, and fully engaging your senses to be aware of your surroundings.
"It is not every day that one comes across a gem. And that is exactly what this book is. For anyone who is into survival—that is, into life and living—then this book is truly a precious commodity to be read by everyone."—Mykel Hawke, author of Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual and Special Forces combat commander
"What a great book, not only well written and informative, but actually useful. There are many fine books written on the topic of survival . . . but this is the first I've seen which comprehensively focuses on teaching the essential fundamentals of true survival."—Dr. Carl Totton, Psy.D., director of The Taoist Institute and martial arts grandmaster
"[Ayres has] always had a seeker's perspective and has applied it well in his search to know what one needs to learn to be a survivor . . . The Tao of Survival is a masterful synthesis of what it takes to survive . . . while living in a modern world."—David Wescott, director of Backtracks and managing editor of the Bulletin of Primitive Technology