I received a copy of the Outdoor Adventure Manual and I was looking forward to reading it after a few conversations with some of the contributors about the sections they had helped with. The size of the book brings me back to my childhood and looking at the Haynes car manuals, I can almost smell the familiar smell of feu orange and motor oil I associate with them.
The sections are very well illustrated and also include a few comprehensive step by step projects of varying difficulties that are easy to follow, I particularly like the step by step spoon carving article by Jon Mac. Packed full of information and ideas it would make the ideal gift for kids big and small to learn new skills and refresh old ones.
You can buy the Outdoor Adventure Manual here