Did you know the best time to drink your own urine is later in the day? Yeah, evidently morning urine tastes… worse… This is just one nugget of wisdom from a great new read edited by T. Edward Nickens and other Field & Stream editors, The Total Outdoorsman Manual: 374 Skills You Need.
F&S has been a staple of bathrooms, doctor's offices and other places where time goes to die for eons. Maybe for aeons. I don't know, I'm not a scientist, dammit. Anyway, something that lasts as long as Keith Richards must have some value. In TTOM you have the condensed outdoor wisdom of the ages in four categories: camping, fishing, hunting and survival.
You're guaranteed to find out something you don't know paging through TTOM. For example, I learned that you can skin a deer with a golf ball and a trailer hitch. Overall it's just a fun read, and you'll find yourself wanting to try some of the more inventive tricks. OK, maybe not the evening piss toddy, but the other stuff.