The Lost Ways Review by Claude Davis

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Review of The Lost Ways book that teaches you how to make your own food supply in times of uncertainty.


I’ve always been an amateur gardener, and I had even done a little bit of canning my own food. As I became interested in developing survival skills, I realized that a lot of information was gone. I knew how to hunt and fish, and I knew how to preserve food.

What I didn’t know was how to do all of those things without the benefits of fancy equipment. I knew it could be done, but I didn’t know where to start. So I started looking for resources, and I found The Lost Ways.

What Does The Lost Ways Book Cover?

The Lost Ways by Claude Davis covers all of these topics and more. It’s more than just a primer for basic survival skills. When you study The Lost Ways, you discover just how big the holes in your knowledge are. Did you ever consider just how sailors kept water potable on long distances across the ocean? Have you thought about what happens when you run out of gunpowder to make ammunition?

This guide takes you far beyond simple hunting, fishing and foraging skills. It covers more detailed topics such as obtaining short and long term shelter and purifying water for long storage. Claude Davis intends to teach you how to do these things with no modern devices of any kind.

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There are a lot of books on the market that promote similar ideals, however many of those books cover a narrow range of information. You would need an entire library to cover the same volume of information included in this system. Other books or videos may teach you how to perform an old fashioned skill, but they often use methods that require modern day equipment.

For example, books about homesteading may say that they are teaching you to preserve game or fish, but if the techniques they use are reliant on electricity then you aren’t really learning the old fashioned skill set of our forbearers.

There aren’t likely to be many running power plants in the event of a major disaster. You aren’t going to be able to run to the store to purchase packets of seasonings and meat preservatives to make jerky. When you lose your last fish hook, there isn’t going to be a bait shop down the road to purchase more from. A lot of the information available is just too modern to be of much use when the bottom really drops out.

This reduces homesteading and other prepper lifestyles to a kind of hobby. The Lost Ways assumes that you are serious about learning to actually survive when there is a catastrophe of some sort. The Lost Ways is not for the casual hobbyist who wants to make some jams and jellies to give as gifts.

That is not to say that the techniques Mr. Davis outlines could not be used to pursue homesteading as a hobby or that those with an interest in recreational learning would not find value in the program. However, this book was written in order to provide serious information to individuals who are serious about preparing for the possibility that they will someday need these skills to survive.

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The truth is that we have never been more disconnected from life, from the world, from the soil, from trees, and from our own souls.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

What Important Questions Does the Book Answer?

  • What would you do if you ran out of ammo and needed to hunt?
  • Is there a way to preserve meat without smoking and without keeping it cold?
  • What happens if my family gets sick and we don’t have any antibiotics available?

This program not only asks you to think about questions such as these, but also provides the answers. If you need to hunt and you don’t have ammo, you will know how to make your own or do without. If you have game meat that you need to preserve without refrigeration, you will know how to make it into a kind of superfood and preserve it for years. When loved ones become ill, you will know how to treat them without modern antibiotics.

The Lost Ways covers all the forgotten information about how to manage food supplies, make shelter and keep water pure for storage, and it teaches you how to do all these things with the same tools that would have been available a hundred or more years ago.

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Learn this skill set and you will be prepared to handle any survival situation. Not only will you be prepared to survive yourself, but you will also be equipped to teach others the same skills. You and yours will be safe and well fed while the are struggling.

My Final Verdict

Overall, I highly recommend The Lost Ways. You could scrounge around the internet for hours and not find a quarter of the information available in this book. Mr. Davis has done the research for you, and now all you need to do is get The Lost Ways and start practicing. When the time comes, you know you will be ready.


The Good Stuff:
  • Contains Essential Information
  • Covers a wide variety of topics
  • Lays out procedures step-by-step
  • Doesn’t rely on modern equipment
  • Comes with extra information on growing and organizing
  • Available as a download on as a hard copy
The Bad Stuff:
  • Requires a lot of practice to implement techniques
  • May be intimidating for some people who prefer modern equipment
  • Requires diligence in implementing methods
  • In demand, so hard copies occasionally run out and must be reprinted
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The book comes along with 3 bonus books; What every survivalist should grow in his backyard, How to outlive an EMP the early pioneer way, and a step-by-step guide to building your own can rotation system.