Interesing story. One can gather some pearls of wisdom from it. It's a bit cumbersome to read as Tom Brown, Jr. is not a very good writer and William Watkins didn't do a fine job of making Tom's words readable.
This is one of the most influential books of my life. Then I went to the Tracker School in New Jersey and was blown away. Not much of a review but if you want to learn more about the physical and spirtitual skills of survival, this is a great place to start. Read with your heart not just your eyes (crave the knowledge) and a whole new level of meaning beyond the words will open up to you.