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Maker. Wild

Maker. Wild

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Mike's fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions encourage the use of found materials and upcycling, advocating harmony with nature and a sustainable outlook every step of the way.

There's nothing like exploring the great outdoors. Getting out and appreciating nature can be as simple as spending time in your own back garden or local park, or as adventurous as hiking up a mountain or through a forest. However and wherever you choose to get outside, there are certain essential tools that will help you along the way.

Maker.Wild features 15 projects which will enable you to get the most out of the outdoors, and make your adventures fun, safe and comfortable. Created by Mike Warren - whose projects for Instructables are the ultimate in survival DIY - the projects range from simple, on-the-go survival techniques to makes that you will be sure to pack for every future trip.

Mike's fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions encourage the use of found materials and upcycling, advocating harmony with nature and a sustainable outlook every step of the way. Maker.Wild will take you on a journey from DIY greenhorn to survival crafts professional, and give you all the necessary maker skills to upgrade camping trips and hikes from barely organised to expertly crafted.

About the Author

Mike Warren is a designer and inventor based in San Francisco. His work combines electronics, woodworking, and reuse. His open-source work is carefully documented to inspire and encourage others to remix his projects and share the results.

Warren won The New York Times Innovation Whiteboard in 2012 for his umbrella light (an illumination device retrofitted into the shaft of an umbrella to indicate location to others in the dark) and was the favorite selected by James Dyson.

Warren is also the author of a maker book for young adults, 23 Things to Do Before You are 11 1/2, among other titles, and served as the technical editor for the young adult fiction Dewey Mac, Kid Detective. His work has been featured in Popular Science, The New York Times, Wired, BoingBoing, Vsauce, and elsewhere. He is currently a designer for Instructables and Autodesk, where he shares DIY tutorials.