Outdoor Survival Techniques
Essential Wilderness Navigation: A Real-World Guide to Finding Your Way Safely in the Woods with or Without a Map, Compass or GPS
Essential Wilderness Navigation
A Real-World Guide to Finding Your Way Safely in the Woods with or Without a Map, Compass or GPS
Paperback      ISBN: 1624147194

All the Skills You Need to Navigate Unfamiliar Terrain

*FULL-SIZE fold-out USGS map included for hands-on practice and training *

Top wilderness trainer and author Craig Caudill partners with fellow wilderness instructor Tracy Trimble to help you find your way in nature--no matter the tools you have on hand--in this must-have guide at a portable size and with thick, sturdy paper ideal for field-use.

Using real-life stories of wilderness navigation successes--and cautionary tales of wilderness exploration gone awry--Craig and Tracy start with the basics of rudimentary compass and map use before teaching the finer points of these indispensable resources, making Essential Wilderness Navigation the ultimate go-to guide for explorers of all skill levels. You'll also learn how technological aids like GPS and natural elements like flora, fauna and celestial bodies can help you identify your position. Armed with your new knowledge and skills, you will be well equipped to troubleshoot any problems, explore nature and become a master wilderness navigator.

Further your wilderness knowledge with Craig Caudill's other wilderness skills books: Extreme Wilderness Survival and Ultimate Wilderness Gear.
Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day
Buried in the Sky
The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day
Paperback      ISBN: 0393345416

When eleven climbers died on K2 in 2008, two Sherpas survived. Their astonishing tale became the stuff of mountaineering legend. This white-knuckle adventure follows the Sherpas from their remote villages in Nepal to the peak of the world's most dangerous mountain, recounting one of the most dramatic disasters in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective.

Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award and an official selection of the American Alpine Club Book Club.

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Expert Advice for Extreme Situations (Survival Handbook, Wilderness Survival Guide, Funny Books)
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
Expert Advice for Extreme Situations (Survival Handbook, Wilderness Survival Guide, Funny Books)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452172188
The 20th anniversary edition of the international bestseller

With expert, illustrated step-by-step instructions for life's sudden turns for the worst: Danger It lurks at every corner. Quicksand. Sharks. Cyberbullies. Super-Flu. From wrestling an alligator to evading drones to landing a plane if the pilot passes out, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help. Needed now more than ever, this revised and expanded edition delivers frightening and funny real advice readers need to know fast.
  • 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).
Fans of the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series will need to have the updated 20th anniversary edition to always be adequately prepared for dire situations in this crazy world.

Action-packed hardcover handbook brings emergency instruction for anxious times.
  • 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
Look Big: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds
Look Big
And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds
Paperback      ISBN: 0399580379
A humorous and helpful illustrated field guide to avoiding interactions--both dangerous and annoying--with 50 wild animals, including survival techniques, wildlife etiquette, and other essential advice.

As humans encroach on wild places, encounters with animals--from bears, bison, mountain lions, and mice to turkeys, ticks, rats, and raccoons--have become increasingly commonplace. But, wait, what are the rules for facing a moose up close? Do you run from a coyote or stand your ground? How deadly, really, are black widow spiders, rattlesnakes, and sharks? Packed with expert tips, fascinating animal facts, and harrowing true tales, Look Big is a must-have survival guide for outdoor, urban, and suburban adventurers alike. If you have ever feared the approach of a grizzly, the spray of a skunk, or an army of cockroaches in the kitchen, this book is for you.
Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches
Snowstruck
In the Grip of Avalanches
Paperback      ISBN: 0156032546

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.
The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Shelter Skills, Tactics, and Techniques
The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Shelter Skills, Tactics, and Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 1510707425

Here in this critical guide is all the important safety techniques that you'll need to know in order to survive in just about any condition. From designing a makeshift earthquake shelter to constructing a water well, The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Shelter Skills, Tactics, and Techniques has got you covered. Within these pages, you'll find information on the best way to:
- Choose the best building materials.
- Select the best ambushing positions in any situation.
- Construct an underground bunker.
- And hundreds of more techniques and skills
With dozens of photographs and illustrations demonstrating these sheltering techniques and procedures 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 Shelter Skills, Tactics, and Techniques, then you don't really need it.

Fire: From Spark to Flame, the Scandinavian Art of Fire-Making
Fire
From Spark to Flame, the Scandinavian Art of Fire-Making
Hardcover      ISBN: 1780979916
With this fireside companion, you can chop wood, send sparks flying, and plan a feast . . . all from the comfort of your armchair

When early humans learned how to control fire, they changed the course of evolution. In this beautifully illustrated book, ivind Berg traces the use of fire as a heat source, a means of preparing food, and a social gathering point, both indoors and out. He explains how to kindle a fire, the characteristics of different woods as fuel, and how to cook over a fire, Norwegian style. It's the perfect book for anyone who embraces the popular Danish concept of hygge.
The Man Who Quit Money
The Man Who Quit Money
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1594485690
Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Green Book Festival

Mark Sundeen's new book, The Unsettlers, is coming in January 2017 from Riverhead Books

In 2000, Daniel Suelo left his life savings-all thirty dollars of it-in a phone booth. He has lived without money-and with a newfound sense of freedom and security-ever since. The Man Who Quit Money is an account of how one man learned to live, sanely and happily, without earning, receiving, or spending a single cent. Suelo doesn't pay taxes, or accept food stamps or welfare. He lives in caves in the Utah canyonlands, forages wild foods and gourmet discards. He no longer even carries an I.D. Yet he manages to amply fulfill not only the basic human needs-for shelter, food, and warmth-but, to an enviable degree, the universal desires for companionship, purpose, and spiritual engagement. In retracing the surprising path and guiding philosophy that led Suelo into this way of life, Sundeen raises provocative and riveting questions about the decisions we all make, by default or by design, about how we live-and how we might live better.
Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild
Braving It
A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307461246
The powerful and affirming story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska

Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, the threat of grizzlies, bathing in an ice-cold river, and hours of grueling labor peeling and hauling logs?

But once there, Aidan embraced the wild. She even agreed to return a few months later to help the Korths work their traplines and hunt for caribou and moose. Despite windchills of 50 degrees below zero, father and daughter ventured out daily to track, hunt, and trap. Under the supervision of Edna, Heimo's Yupik Eskimo wife, Aidan grew more confident in the woods.

Campbell knew that in traditional Eskimo cultures, some daughters earned a rite of passage usually reserved for young men. So he decided to take Aidan back to Alaska one final time before she left home. It would be their third and most ambitious trip, backpacking over Alaska's Brooks Range to the headwaters of the mighty Hulahula River, where they would assemble a folding canoe and paddle to the Arctic Ocean. The journey would test them, and their relationship, in one of the planet's most remote places: a land of wolves, musk oxen, Dall sheep, golden eagles, and polar bears.

At turns poignant and humorous, Braving It is an ode to America's disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up--and a parent to finally, fully let go.
Everest: Mountain Without Mercy
Everest
Mountain Without Mercy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792270142

Photographs and firsthand accounts chronicle the 1996 Everest expedition that claimed eight lives.