Watermark Publishing

The Hawaiian Survival Handbook


From the Inside Flap

Celebrated Hawaiian musician Brother Noland sees music as just one way to connect with his heritage and the 'aina. A steward of the land and Hawaiian culture, Noland is also a dedicated tracker. "We are and have always been hunters, trackers, and fishermen," he says. In The Hawaiian Survival Handbook, he shares the outdoor skills he has developed over a lifetime spent in Hawaii's forests and waters. These essential tips and tricks will prove handy for the casual day-hiker, intrepid seashore adventurer and hardcore overnight camper alike.

About the Author

With a career spanning over three decades, Brother Noland is an acclaimed ki ho'alu (slack key) guitarist, singer and composer with over a dozen albums and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano and Billboard Music Awards to his credit. He has spent a lifetime in forests and waters of Hawaii, learning outdoor survival and tracking skills from native practitioners around the globe. He continues to perform as a musician as well as operate the Ho'ea Initiative and its Hawaiian Inside Tracking Program. Founded by Brother Noland in 1996, the HIT Program offers camps designed to immerse participants in the traditional ways of the Hawaiian culture, including outdoor survival techniques, such as tracking, fire-making, net-throwing and more.

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