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.
- 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.
The Lost Lore of a Man's Life contains step-by-step instructions on how to do a myriad of things men are rarely taught nowadays. Denis Boyles has collected loads of vintage wisdom in this one essential and charming volume which will delight men of all ages. Now they will know the proper way to transform a typical coaster bike into a steam-powered motorcycle as readers of Boy Mechanic (1905) did; buy and sort fishing hooks, as the June 1886 issue of Hunting & Fishing Monthly reports; build a dream cabin in the woods. Donald Tennant knew back in 1899, and so did those men who read him and followed his instructions; survive as a working man-from the factory-supplied canteen to the wife-supplied bread. This was the subject of the U.S. Government's 1901 booklet, Modern Workers of the Modern Age; distinguish deer from moose tracks. The Book of the Moose (1909) told how.aThe entire canon of a manly education can be found in the histories of our great-grandparents' social and working lives. The Lost Lore of a Man's Life recovers that lost wisdom, adapts and recapitulates it for modern men, but still retains a compelling sense of authoritative, amusing, entertaining, and offbeat authenticity. Above all, the book will reflect the unpretentious affability of Denis Boyles'A Man's Life: The Complete Instructions and The Modern Man's Guide to Life.
This updated edition provides a guide to the art of going out-of-doors. It deals with the whens, wheres, how, and what-nows, with chapters such as Anatomy of a crap and For women only: How not to pee in your boots. It includes information on how to take waste home, for rock climbers, kayakers and others dealing with rock-hard and fragile ecosystems, and is illustrated by black and white drawings.
A hands-on, practical survival guide from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson--adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations--to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation.In today's increasingly dangerous world, threats to your personal safety are everywhere. From acts of terror to mass shootings, and from the unseen (and sometimes virtual) matrix of everyday crime, danger is no longer confined to dark alleys or unstable regions. Potentially life-threatening circumstances can arise anywhere, anytime, and Clint Emerson--former Navy SEAL--wants you to be prepared. 100 Deadly Skills contains proven self-defense skills, evasion tactics, and immobilizing maneuvers--modified from the world of black ops--to help you take action in numerous "worst case" scenarios from escaping a locked trunk, to making an improvised Taser, to tricking facial recognition software. With easy-to-understand instructions and illustrations, Emerson outlines in detail many life-saving strategies and teaches you how to think and act like a member of the special forces. This complete course in survival teaches you how to prevent tracking, evade a kidnapping, elude an active shooter, rappel down the side of a building, immobilize a bad guy, protect yourself against cyber-criminals, and much more--all using low-tech to "no-tech" methods. Clear, detailed, and presented in an easy-to-understand and execute format, 100 Deadly Skills is an invaluable resource. Because let's face it, when danger is imminent, you don't have time for complicated instructions.
From celestial navigation to sharpening blades, Ana Maria Spagna outlines 100 skills you'll find indispensable for life after an apocalyptic global catastrophe. She covers obvious needs like first aid and farming, while also providing suggestions on how to build a safe and culturally rich community through storytelling and music making. Full of quirky illustrations by Brian Cronin, this book will provoke surprise, debate, and laughter as it leads you to greater self-reliance and joy -- whatever the future brings.