BOOKS ABOUT SURVIVAL


Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia : Revised & Expanded

By: Vin T. Sparano

Recipient of the Library Association's Outstanding Reference Work Award, this complete and comprehensive guide is the ultimate one-volume library for anyone interested in the outdoors. This monumental work features extensive coverage of:

Fishing * Hunting * Firearms and shooting sports * Camping * Boating * First Aid * Archery and bowhunting * Sporting dogs * Fish species * Big game * Small game * Upland game and waterfowl * A complete listing of private organizations * Government information sources

To broaden the scope of this established reference work, Vin T. Sparano, Editor Emeritus and Senior Field Editor of Outdoor Life, has compiled brand-new chapters and sections on survival, all-terrain vehicles, and watersports (including kayaking, water skiing, and personal watercraft). He also included new information on GPS (Global Positioning System) and increased focus on such sections as fly fishing, sporting clays, backpacking, nutrition, and new first-aid breakthroughs in outdoor emergencies. With nearly 400 new photographs and 100 drawings added to the already more than 1,300 illustrations, The Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia illustrates the newest technology and the latest trends in the outdoors.

Representing decades of research and authoritative writing by Vin T. Sparano, this is the definitive guide that bridges all aspects of the outdoors today. It is a must-buy for anyone and everyone venturing outdoors.

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How to Survive on Land & Sea Revised Edition

By: Frank C. Craighead

The classic one-stop guide to outdoor survival for everyone from the novice hiker to the professional pilot to the experienced mariner.

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The Complete Book of Outdoor Survival

By: Wayne J. Fears

The popularity of outdoor activities is exploding as millions take to woodland trails, mountains, and deserts in search of adventure. But with adventure comes risk, and outdoor enthusiasts need the know-how to survive in a dangerous situation. This book offers that information. Scouts and hikers, hunters and fishermen, will take to the field with confidence carrying this book in their packs. More than 550 photos and illustrations support topics ranging from edible plants and animals to making solar stills and smoking meat. Each chapter contains exciting real life examples of people in survival situations. The revised edition of this highly successful classic is the perfect gift for everyone who loves the outdoors.

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Storm Tactics Handbook : Modern Methods of Heaving-To for Survival in Extreme Conditions

By: Lin Pardey, Larry Pardey

Modern methods of heaving-to for survival in extreme conditions. Trysail and para-anchor technology for all types of boats and sailors.

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Participating in Nature: Thomas J. Elpel's Field Guide to Primitive Living Skills

By: Thomas J. Elpel

Discover nature by using it! Learn to meet your needs for shelter, fire, water, and food. Tom's guide gives you a direct, hands-on experience of the world around you. With this book you will discover the thrill of staying warm and comfortable without even a blanket! Experience the magic of starting a fire by friction. Learn about the edible plants of the Rocky Mountain region and the techniques to process them, plus "primitive gourmet" cooking skills.

Braintan the hides from your fall hunting trip and manufacture them into durable clothing. Also covered are: sinews, hide glue, backpacking, felting with wool, fishing by hand, stone knives, wooden containers, willow baskets, twig deer, cordage, stalking skills, trapping, and tire shoes.

Participating in Nature includes dozens of innovative skills and nearly 200 illustrations, plus an encompassing philosophy. Tom does extensive experiential research. He places an emphasis on publishing new information that is not found in any other source.

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Wild : Stories of Survival from the World's Most Dangerous Places (Adrenaline Books Series)

By: Clint Willis

Wild brings together the best writing about men and women fighting for their lives in the wilderness, from Carl R. Raswan's account of surviving raids, droughts, and sandstorms in the desert with the Bedouins, to Joe Kane's description of terrifying adventures on the Amazon.

Other accounts include: Philipe Descola telling of life with an isolated tribe of headhunters who kill each other on impulse and for sport; Edward Abbey on the sublime hazards of trying to navigate the Southwest canyonlands; Bill Bryson describing his life-threatening but hilarious adventures along the Appalachian Trail; Sheila Nickerson on the survivors - herself among them - of family or friends lost in the wilderness; and Eric Newby finding himself lost in some of the world's most daunting terrain, the unmapped Hindu Kush.

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Outdoor Survival Skills Revised Edition

By: Larry D. Olsen

This unique guide teaches how to survive in almost any outdoor environment with little or no purchased equipment, relying on what nature provides. Chapters on shelter, fire, water, plants, animals, and special skills explain how to:

Build a lean-to; brush, pole, or grass thatch wickiup; wattlework shelter; snow cave

Make fire with flint, bow drill, hand drill, fire saw; make a fire carrier of bundle

Obtain drinking water from dew, water pockets, an evaporation still

Fashion tools, fish hooks, traps, bows, arrows, spears from stone, bone, and wood

Make rawhide, tan leather; weave bark and other plant fibers Harvest grasshoppers, ants, grubs; trap, hunt, and stalk larger game

Readers soon grasp that survival depends not only on mastery of these skills but on small commonsense decisions about when and where to seek food and water, build shelter, or travel. In this new edition, anecdotes from the author's lifetime of experience provide thrilling examples of the skills and attitudes that ensure success and survival outdoors.

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In the Zone:Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World

By: Peter Potterfield

When a climb goes wrong, shows Potterfield, it can become the threshold to a grim, life-changing experience. Along with the survival stories of others, veteran climber Potterfield tells a harrowing tale of his own brush with death and dramatic rescue on Chimney Rock in the Cascades in 1988. Then there is Colby Coombs, who, after an avalanche killed his two companions on Alaska's Mount Foraker in 1992, struggled for five days to make his way down, despite a broken neck, shoulder and ankle. Potterfield's other story features Scott Fischer and his determination to climb K-2, in Pakistan's Karakoram, in 1992. On his first attempt, Fischer fell into a crevasse and dislocated a shoulder. Crippled and in pain, he and his partner persisted; they saved the lives of three other climbers before reaching the summit. Potterfield eventually pieced together the details of his own rescue, which was the most technically elaborate in memory. It involved 100 people climbers, law enforcement officials, army helicopter pilots, ham-radio operators in a 36-hour operation.

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Primitive Wilderness Living and Survival Skills

By: John McPherson, Geri McPherson

A complete, intensive how-to on ALL of the SKILLS that one would need to not only survive, but to live comfortably in the wilderness for an extended period. The ten chapters were first written as complete how-to books in themselves before being compiled. THEY WORK! Subjects include: brain tanning - friction fire making - cordage (string & rope) making - making a bow & arrow - traps and other food gathering techniques - primitive cooking techniques - dressing out large game - baskets and other containers - primitive pottery - tools from stone - wood and bone - primitive, semi-permanent shelters that shields not only from elements but allows internal fires ... and more! There is no other work available anywhere at any price that compares with this book. There are more than 700 photographs to illustrate this massive work - they used photo's to illustrate because they were tired of seeing drawings by others that couldn't (and didn't) work.

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Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants

By: Christopher Nyerges, Ed, Jr. Begley

Nyerges, an authority on survival skills, discusses 71 wild foods--from agave to yucca--and tells where they can be found. Some of the more familiar plants are chickweed, chicory, dandelion, fennel, grass, milkweed, nasturtium, prickly pear, thistle, and yarrow. Photographs, other illustrations, and textual descriptions of the various parts of the plants (stalks, stems, leaves, and flowers) make identification easy. In each listing, the author explains the plant's edible properties and medicinal uses, where to find it, and its growing cycle. The book also includes some plant folklore and several recipes. A few of the plants, such as poison hemlock, tree tobacco, and jimsonweed, are poisonous but have some medicinal value. There is a pictorial key to leaf shapes and one to fruits and seeds, as well as a glossary, If you're lost in the woods, the book could save your life; if you're interested in plant life and botany, the book is fascinating reading.

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The Outdoor Survival Handbook:A Guide to the Resources & Material Available in the Wild & How to Use Them for Food, Shelter, Warmth, & Navigation

By: Raymond Mears

A guide to the resources and materials available in the wild and how to use them for food, shelter, warmth, and navigation. Organized by season, this book explains the essential everyday skills needed to get the most out of outdoor adventures, including fires, water, medicinal herbs, and more. An indispensable guide for everyone who ventures into the great outdoors.

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The Wilderness Survival Handbook

By: Alan Fry

Outdoor enthusiasts can easily be caught unaware by accidental injury, equipment failure, climate changes such as rain or snow, and other unexpected situations. In a clear, concise style Alan Fry covers what people need to know before starting out, including:
- Choosing the appropriate clothing and footwear
- Starting out managing fire
- Building emergency shelter
- Administering first aid
- Obtaining water and food
- Signaling for help
- Staying calm until help arrives

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Pocket Guide to Outdoor Survival

By: Stan Bradshaw

Most people who die in the outdoors usually suffer from a terminal failure of common sense. This guide is desigend to help you avoid that failure through an easily accessed reference of essential information. Take this little book with you when you head into the back country, do what it says, and stay alive. It's that simple.

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The Complete Winter Sports Safety Manual : Staying Safe & Warm Snowshoeing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling & Camping

By: Bern Dreissman, Bern Kreissman

Every year, thousands of winter recreationists are hospitalized in the U.S. with broken legs, dislocated shoulders, lacerated knees, and spinal fractures, not to mention the victims of frostbite, hypothermia, and avalanches. Learn the Stay-Sage secrets of winter sports... Lightweight winter dress to keep you snug and warm Gear to ward off trouble Emergency equipment and field procedures in emergencies Food to keep you warm Staying on track and avoiding pitfalls

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Desert Survival Handbook

By: Charles A. Lehman

Essential for desert travelers. Information on preparation, handling accidents, surviving on desert plants, and much more.

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Wilderness Survival

By: Suzanne Swedo

With this well-organized and easy-to-read book, hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, backcountry horsemen, and others can hit the trail with extra confidence. Good equipment and knowledge of how to survive the unexpected make for a safe wilderness experience. Wilderness Survival contains helpful information on trip planning, staying found, what to do if you get lost, survival priorities, and dealing with unpredictable Mother Nature.

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Common Sense Survival for Outdoor Enthusiasts

By: Bob Newman

A slight miscalculation can put even an experienced outdoorsman in a survival situation. Fortunately, most people who are forced to survive in the outdoors spend less than twenty-four hours "surviving." This book is made to help you in a real-life survival situation. You won't find complicated instructions for making snares; instead you will get straight talk on how to take care of yourself and get found.

Bob Newman bases his practical approach on both his own experience as a Maine wilderness survival instructor and outdoor enthusiast and on the knowledge and experience of his fellow teachers.

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