Anyone who is into the outdoors or anthropology should read this book. Hearne is the master of understatement and as Ray Mears has suggested, should be a household name, (in my opinion, eclipsing Scott). He truly is the definition of a tough outdoors-man, his frank descriptions making me realise what a soft modern I really am! His style of writing is surprisingly accessible, given how long ago it was written and by a man educated by active service in the Royal Navy, not in a modern university. A brilliant text and an inspiration. The anthropological angle is fascinating, giving arguably the best in sight into Northern Indian culture and perhaps clues to our own aboriginal past. In addition, there are some gems of Bushcraft to find to as Hearne describes Canadian Indian Bushcraft techniques.