A complete guide to surviving in the wilderness : everything you need to know to stay alive and get rescued
by Terri Paajanen
Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? You aren't the only one. Shows like Man vs. Wild and Survivor are popular for a reason -- we all love adventure, and it's not difficult to imagine scenarios in which we can amaze ourselves and our companions with these life-saving skills. Even though these shows might glamorize the stranded-on-a-deserted-island fantasy we've all had, making it in the wild is no small feat. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a first-time hiker, many potential dangers lurk in the wilderness, and visitors might find themselves facing unforeseen challenges. Because an emergency in the wilderness presents its own set of unique circumstances and challenges, it's imperative you know how to help yourself and others. You must be aware of potential dangers ahead of time and plan appropriately. You will learn how to assess your surroundings, stay calm, develop a plan of action, and ultimately do what it takes to make it through whatever situation you may find yourself in. You will take an in-depth look into building shelter, foraging and identifying food that is safe to eat, purifying water so you do not become dehydrated, avoiding poisonous plants, animals, and other potential hazards, and many more valuable skills that might just save your life. There is also detailed information on first aid, climate-specific conditions to know and look out for, navigation, and much more. This complete guide explains what you need to know in detail so you can worry about more important things -- such as your next adventure.
Build the perfect survival kit
by John D. McCann
An emergency can arise at anytime. Now everyone from the average commuter to the risk-taking sportsman can benefit from these just-in-case kits that may just save a life. Build the Perfect Survival Kit offers a number of kits, from very basic pocket-sized ones with just the essentials to elaborate ones designed for weeks of surviving in the wilderness. The book advocates careful advance planning and building a personalized kit specifically tailored to each outing or possible emergency that may be encountered. Readers will learn about the eight categories of gear: Fire and Light, Signaling, Water and Food, Shelter and Protection, Knives and Tools, Multi-purpose Items and Miscellaneous Items, and what to pack into a kit for their pocket, glove box, four-wheeler, car boot, backpack and more.
How to Think Like a Survivor: A Guide for Wilderness Emergencies
by Tom Watson
A practical handbook for hikers, mountain climbers, campers, and other outdoor enthusiasts explains how to be prepared for any emergency one might encounter, in a guide that offers instructions in essential skills, preparation checklists, and tips on first aid gear, fire kits, compasses, food and water sources, shelters, and signals.
Outdoor Safety Handbook
by Buck Tilton
This handy guide provides no-nonsense information about what to do when something goes wrong in the outdoors--both emergency situations and annoying accidents--in a portable format that's easy to use in the field. Concise instruction explains exactly what to do when faced with outdoor trouble, with an emphasis on taking the best course of action right away.
Serious Survival : How to Poo in the Arctic and Other Essential Tips
by Marshall Corwin
This light-hearted but informative guide offers all the information needed for taking visits to the world's most remote and inhospitable locations. Based on first-hand experiences from veteran adventurers, this is not a list of hypothetical requirements. It's a collection of essential facts and skills that every world traveler must have.
Stay alive! : survival skills you need
by John D. McCann
An emergency can arise at anytime, and everyone from the average commuter to the risk-taking sportsman can benefit from knowing basic survival skills. Armed with the techniques in Stay Alive: Survival Skills You Need, you will be prepared to survive. Building on the essentials presented in his first book, Build the Perfect Survival Kit, author John D. McCann details the survivor mentality required to survive common emergencies, then goes on to explain the component skill categories that you must execute to stay alive.
The extreme weather survival manual
by Dennis. Mersereau
Extreme weather has the ability to leave us devastated, but with the easy-to-follow Extreme Weather Survival Manual you'll be ready for anything Mother Nature throws at you. Dennis Mersereau and the editors of Outdoor Life magazine offer their life saving advice to help you survive blizzards, hurricanes, firestorms and much more.
Urban survival guide : top urban survival skills
by Richard Johnson
Do you know what to do if someone tries to hijack your car? Break into your home? Assault you with a weapon? You'd better. Luckily, the Urban Survival Manual from Outdoor Life magazine will equip you to prevail over any bad guy and bad situation. From gun safety to self-defense moves, from automotive know-how to home-fire prevention, this tough guide has you covered.