About Laura Zerra | Expert Survivalist and Adventure Traveler
Her love of animals and close encounters with them as a child led her to become a self-righteous vegan in high school. Laura studied Ethnobiology at Connecticut College, and began to seek a more hands-on approach to what she was reading about in her anthropology classes. In her spare time, she began studying bow building, ethnobotanical plant uses, and tracking. This eventually led to her scouring the local highways for roadkill to sustainably obtain skins for hide tanning. After delving into her morals she decided it fit in with her beliefs to began processing the meat for consumption.
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In A Modern Guide to Knifemaking, survivalist Laura Zerra, one of the stars of Naked and Afraid on the Discovery Channel, shares her essential knifemaking tips and tricks, including step-by-step instructions for both forging and stock removal. We all use a knife pretty much every day, but for Zerra, her daily life often depends on the blade she takes with her into the wild. From design to sharpening, A Modern Guide to Knifemaking covers every step in the knifemaking process. To begin, you will consider what you want your knife to accomplish, develop a design, and make a prototype.