Record Details

Catalog Search

Primal : why we long to be wild and free  Cover Image Book Book

Primal : why we long to be wild and free / Nate Summers.

Summers, Nate, (author.).


"TV survival shows and survival schools are more popular than ever; Paleo diets are proving to be more than just a passing trend; and free-range parenting is gaining steady momentum. So in an age when living in a modern society often equates to comfort and ease, why is it that we are so interested in these primal aspects of being human whey they are no long really necessary? Why are we still so fascinated with making fire or stone tools in this social media-driven digital age? Why are we urging our children to run back out into the wild? The answer to all of these questions--to why we seek out the natural world--stares us in the mirror every day: We long to fulfill our natural destiny as upright-walking hunger-gatherer-nomads. It's who we are. Primal explores the natural human desire--the primal desire--to fulfill our original design. From the telling of anecdotes and stories from author Nate Summer's twenty years as a survival specialist to conversations with world-renown survival and human nature specialists to digging into the rewilding and free-range parenting trends, Nate explores how humans have--and continue to--pursue "survival" situations to fulfill their deep, soulful longings"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781493044634
  • Physical Description: xviii, 206 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Falcon, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Sur-thrival: the boom of survival skills in the 21st century -- The new stone age -- Wild and primal: thriving through natural movement -- The paleo revolution: making our food and lives wild again -- Deep nature connection: our longing to be like the bushman -- The reindigenization of the soul: native perspectives on the survival skills movement -- Primal origins: out of Africa and towards Wakanda -- Free-range children: kids being rewilded -- Our longing for a village.
Subject: Survival.
Wilderness survival.
Nature > Psychological aspects.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Upper Skagit Library 304.2 SUM 1019420 New Nonfiction Available -

Additional Resources