• Updated and expanded sections about weapons, fire, and shelter
• New graphics to illustrate survival techniques
• Real solutions for both everyday life and disaster scenarios
• Reflections on what it means to survive
Interspersed with “reality checks,” the book aims to keep outdoor enthusiasts safe when travelling in the outdoors, all the while ensuring an appreciation of the many splendours that outdoor adventuring has to offer.
For the beginner and way beyond, Extreme Wilderness Survival has what every outdoorsman needs to stay safe in the woods: the right mind-set, skills, advanced tactics and gear choices based on real experiences. Craig Caudill of Nature Reliance School has spent four decades gathering expertise in outdoor survival—including two 30-day solo sabbaticals in remote woods with only a knife. He teaches military personnel as well as everyday citizens how to avoid trouble and what to do when you can’t avoid it. In this book, Craig puts it all together in a sensible way, step by step, for almost any scenario—from getting lost alone to extreme group tactics.
You’ll learn how to:
· Strengthen your mental fortitude
· Heighten awareness to avoid danger
· Hunt, fish and forage for food
· Make gear from scratch
· Use tactics and self-defense to fight off predators
· Track animals and other people
· Choose the right gear to help you get home safe always
In this book, you’ll learn how to work with nature, not against it, so you can travel with a healthy dose of confidence and caution, stay safe and survive no matter what dangers you encounter.
"During my first years of learning survival I took a course in survival and primitive earth skills taught by John and Geri McPherson. I was excited by their unbelievable passion and their intrinsic understanding of survival. Their teachings took me from understanding basic skills to a full-blown love for the ancient technologies that humans developed to survive. John and Geri are the real deal. They don't just teach this stuff, they live it. I loved the experience with them so much I came back a second time a few years later. Now that I have traveled the world as Survivorman--experiencing and filming survival in every ecosystem there is--I can sit back and watch my shows and see John and Geri's teachings peek through in every situation. I have been able to understand survival because of John and Geri, and can highly recommend this book."
--Les Stroud, AKA Survivorman
Packed with in-depth instruction and photos, Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Living teaches you the skills need to survive and live in the wild using only those things found in the woods. Learn how to:
-Ignite a fire with a two-stick hand drill
-Erect temporary and semi-permanent
* The standard text for the San Diego Sierra Club chapter’s Wilderness Basics Course
* Extensive updating throughout, including many new photos
More than 100,000 copies of Wilderness Basics have been sold over the years, and this new edition will continue as a training staple for those wanting to build their outdoor skills. It is the text used in the San Diego Sierra Club chapter’s signature Wilderness Basics Course (WBC) and is written by chapter members. Updates to this new edition include:
* Outdoor Ethics — latest Leave No Trace practices
* Conditioning — completely rewritten, with targeted advice for certain health conditions
* Outfitting — updates on planning your pack weight, water treatment methods, expanded tent and sleeping system info
* Foods and Cooking — new information on how to not dirty a pot, in-the-bag cooking, and Dutch oven cooking
* Navigation — completely updated, including information on adjusted declination compasses
* Backcountry First Aid — the latest wilderness first aid info, first aid kit materials, and information on the Hantavirus and West Nile Virus
* Winter Adventures — added information on predicting changes in backcountry weather
There’s more too in this exhaustively updated instructional for outdoor beginners and advanced backpackers, alike. You’ll also appreciate the refreshed appendix of recommended websites for gear and travel info.
Perfect for pack or pocket, this book breaks down its subject into the essential topics, providing practical and portable information useful in the field. Full-color photos and illustrations complement concise, clear text, introducing you to basic and intermediate skills needed to safely and successfully get by in the outdoors.
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Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors
Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to stay safe (and sane), find rescue, and live to tell the tale!Know the basics of survival — perform life-saving first aid, make fire and shelter, and find water and food Manage your emotions — cope with panic and anger, get the "survivor's attitude," and foster cooperation and hope with others Increase your chances of rescue — signal for help and navigate using a compass or the sky Practice expert survival methods — tie essential knots, craft your own weapons and tools, and make natural remedies Gain wisdom for water emergencies — stay afloat when your ship or boat sinks, avoid dehydration and starvation, and make it to shore
Open the book and find:Common survival scenarios you may encounter Tried-and-tested advice for individuals or groups The items you need to stay alive Basic orientation skills Ways to keep warm or cool The best methods for building a fire in any environment What you can (and can't) eat and drink in the wild True stories of survival
to cook without a kitchen and eat healthy foods for days, weeks, even months!
Whether you’re camping, boating, traveling, or staying home, make sure you have enough food in case of an emergency. This book is your survival guide. It’s not just about stocking up on provisions. It’s about planning and preparing nutritious, delicious, easy-to-make meals under any circumstances—even without fuel or electricity. Learn how to:
* Plan, shop, and stock your pantry for the long term.
* Buy the provisions you need inexpensively from your local supermarket.
* Extend the life of fresh, canned, and packaged foods.
* Create scrumptious, sustaining meals without a stove or fridge.
* Find the best back-up gear for cooking, storage, and water.
* Be prepared for anything—and eat healthy under any conditions.
This practical guide is loaded with essential pantry must-haves, shopping checklists, food safety tips, and expert advice on alternative cooking methods. You’ll find dozens of ready-to-go recipes for makeshift main dishes, back-up breads, substitute spreads, even desperation desserts. So, if your boat loses power, your RV breaks down, your campground is snowbound, or your fridge is on the fitz, you’ll be totally prepared—to eat, drink, and be healthy—with The Survival Food Handbook.
An essential resource not just for soldiers but for all outdoorspeople—including campers, hunters, hikers, and anglers—the U.S. Army Survival Handbook is a comprehensive volume replete with user-friendly illustrations.
Including more than 300 black-and-white specially-commissioned illustrations, Elite Forces Guide to Using Ropes and Knots is easy to understand, packed with expert advice and essential for anyone who wants to know the difference between and how to make a simple reef knot or complex slip knot, a clove hitch, an alpine butterfly knot and many more.
Do you take a tent to the jungle, waterproofs to the Andes, does sand really get everywhere and how do you poo in the Arctic? Serious Survival is what you really need to know before you visit out-of-the-way places – without it you will have a seriously uncomfortable time: you might even die.
This is not a collection of hypothetical requirements for travelling in the world’s most inhospitable places, this book is compiled from the first-hand experiences of the Serious Survival teams over the past five years – expeditions that have faced nearly every inhospitable habitat – plus the years of experience of the expedition leaders and medics in the teams.
Aimed at every budding traveller – this is essential advice on where to go, who to go with and what to take to ensure that you come back in one piece.