Outfit a Disaster-Escape VehicleIf an unexpected disaster forces you to suddenly evacuate from your home, is your vehicle equipped to drive you to safety? It will be if you follow the advice in this book. Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle shows you how to outfit any vehicle with equipment and survival gear that will help you quickly drive from ground zero to a safer location. Survival expert Creek Stewart, author of the best-selling Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag, details from start to finish everything you need to equip an everyday vehicle for a drive through and away from disaster-stricken areas "from survival supplies and storage solutions to off-road travel, communication, navigation, and security considerations. You'll find: - Practical and affordable Bug Out Vehicle equipment and principles that can be applied to any vehicle, even your everyday family car
- Photos and explanations of every item you need for your vehicle
- Resource lists to help you find and purchase gear
You'll also find special considerations for bugging out using alternative modes of transportation including bicycles, boats, ATVS, motorcycles, horses, carts, aircraft and more. A disaster could strike your home at any moment. Don't be trapped in the devastating aftermath. Quickly transport yourself and your family to safety by building a Bug Out Vehicle today
Manage hiking, camping, backpacking, and outdoor emergencies
There's never a good place for a medical emergency, but some locations are much worse than others. If you are out in nature, far from help, when the unthinkable happens, you must be prepared. Outdoor Medicine is your handy, portable, easy-to-understand guide that helps you to follow the correct course of action. Whether it's illness, injury, or life-or-death conditions, author Patrick Brighton, M.D., FACS, is there to lend his experience in assessing and managing backcountry emergencies. The author's expertise--as a board-certified trauma surgeon and a mountaineer, climber, kayaker, and member of a mountain rescue team--has allowed him to develop concise descriptions of the diagnosis, treatment options, and evacuation strategies for several common medical emergencies.
This tabbed booklet is organized by type of injury, so you can quickly reference the information you need to evaluate and treat the condition. There's no need to wade through time-consuming data that you won't use. The easily digestible instructions help you to assess the situation and decide how to proceed, with tips on what to do and what not to do. The guide also takes into consideration the variable challenges you might face: limited resources, weather, victim/rescuer capabilities, and evacuation options.
With strategies based on the latest research from the American College of Surgeons, the American Heart Association, and Dr. Brighton's decades of experience, you can be certain that you're getting the best advice available. So get this pocket-sized guide to outdoor medicine, and hope that you never have to use it--but take comfort in knowing that it's there if you do.
- With crucial information added from across the Worst-Case series and 20 all-new scenarios for twenty-first century threats (extreme weather, "fake news," dropping a cell phone in the toilet).
- Expert - and humorous - advice for extreme situations including great escapes and entrances (how to escape from a sinking car), tooth and claw (how to escape from killer bees), technical trouble (how to survive an out-of-control autonomous car), and adventure survival (how to survive an avalanche).
- Makes a great gift and reference guide for those who like to be prepared for whatever might happen
Every year around the globe, people cross paths with avalanches--some massive, some no deeper than a pizza box--with deadly results. Avalanche expert Jill Fredston stalks these so-called freaks of nature, forecasting where and when they will strike, deliberately triggering them with explosives, teaching potential victims how to stay alive, and leading rescue efforts when tragedy strikes.In Snowstruck, Fredston draws on decades of personal experience to take "avalanches out of the statistical realm and into the human one" (Skiing Magazine): a skier making what may prove his final decision, a victim buried so tightly that he can't move a finger, rescuers racing both time and weather, forecasters treading the line between reasonable risk and danger. Fredston brings to life the awesome forces of nature that can turn the mountains deadly--and the equally inexorable forces of human nature that lure us time and again into treacherous terrain.
Way back before man abandoned the woods for the cities--and traded his hunting rifle for a BlackBerry--he had to know how to do certain things to survive. He had to trap and build and grow things, using his calloused hands and valuable knowledge passed down through the generations. For most men today, these once-cherished skills are as dead as the dodo.
But take heart Now guys can reconnect with those less-complicated times, rediscover how to embrace adventure, and appreciate the outdoor life. Denis Boyles, principal author of A Man's Life, has culled a wealth of essential, nearly lost manly endeavors from U.S. government pamphlets, century-old publications, and ancient scouting manuals to help reeducate us in the fine macho arts of:
- Tracking a bobcat
- Splicing a rope
- Rescuing someone from drowning
- Sending a smoke signal
- Building a log cabin
And much, much, much more--including, of course, how to catch a pig
Within this indispensable guide, you'll find every tip that you'll ever need to thrive in any type of landscape, in any degree of climate. From managing the heat of the tropics to combatting the chill of the mountaintops, The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Desert, Forest, Jungle, Plain, Mountain, and Urban Environment has got you covered. Within these pages you'll discover such vital tips as:
- How-to treat hypothermia
- The correct method of righting a capsized craft
- Tips for minimizing the dire effects of chemical exposure
- And dozens more crucial survival tips
With dozens of photographs and illustrations demonstrating these procedures and techniques first-hand, this guide is an essential read for every outdoorsman--from the novice weekend camper to the most seasoned survivalist. If you can't find it in The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Desert, Forest, Jungle, Plain, Mountain, and Urban Environment then you don't really need it.
A complete guide to disaster preparedness from Scott Hunt, CEO of Practical Preppers and a nationally recognized preparedness expert
The world we live in is an unstable one. From natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods of biblical proportions to concerns about the economic downturn and government shutdown, the hits just keep on coming. At the same time, the power grid is incredibly fragile. Our dependency on widely distributed long distance systems for power, medicine, and food makes our society susceptible to attack, whether by foreign or domestic enemies, or the weather. No matter the concern, the solutions are the same. Scott Hunt, the owner of Practical Preppers, and an experienced engineer, homesteader, and pastor, offers readers a complete and detailed guide to sustainable living. With The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness, anyone can learn how to:
- Secure a water source-even in an urban area
- Grow and preserve food
- Set up an alternative energy supply
- Maintain a comfortable shelter -including alternative cooking and sanitation methods during a long power outage
- Bug out-what to include in your bug out bag and how to leave
- Prepare for medical issues
- Deal with security concerns
Preparing for disruption of services in an emergency is a noble venture which gives peace of mind. This book will empower readers of all skill levels and resources to survive and achieve an independent, sustainable lifestyle.