"A must-read for anyone who goes outdoors. Informative and captivating." -- Capt. Scott O'Grady, survivor, Bosnia With concise explanations and detailed illustrations, survival expert Gregory Davenport covers the five basic elements of survival--personal protection, signaling, finding food and water, travel, and health--providing the reader with complete information on how to stay calm and alive until rescue arrives.Completely updated with information on keeping yourself safe and healthy in the wilderness A comprehensive, well-organized, and user-friendly guide to staying alive in the backcountry
Do you have what it takes?
You're alone in the wilderness with nothing but a knife and the clothes on your back. Will you survive? Do you have the skills to feed, clothe, and protect yourself? Mark Elbroch, a master tracker, and Mike Pewtherer, a woodland skills educator, put those questions to the test when they embarked on a 46-day, unprovisioned, unequipped journey into the dense wilderness of the northeastern United States.
Wilderness Survival is their highly practical and uniquely observant introduction to survival in the deep woods. Mark and Mike tested generally accepted truths, questioned conventional solutions, and distilled the best techniques for making fire, obtaining shelter, finding water, and hunting with primitive weapons. They give you:
-A life-saving handbook of survival skills that explores man's place in the natural world
-The secret to surviving in the wilderness as part of nature--not its adversary
-Explanations of more than 30 wilderness survival skills, including hunting and gathering food, fashioning tools, and preserving and storing food
An essential guide to everything you need to stay sheltered, fed, healthy, and safe in the backcountry
Organized around the six essentials of survival (shelter, water, food, fire, comfort and health, and navigation), Wilderness Survival Handbook covers 100 skills and techniques, including preserving fire, building pit shelters, toolmaking, stoneboiling cookery, and trapping and hunting animals with handmade tools and weapons. By mastering these skills, you will be able to survive with few tools or provisions in any wilderness setting--forest, plain, desert, or tundra--in nearly any part of the world.
In Will to Live, Les Stroud, host of "Survivorman" and Discovery Channel's "Les Stroud Beyond Survival," examines the greatest true stories of endurance and perseverance. By examining real-life survival tales--like the inspiring story of the soccer team stranded in the Andes and immortalized in the bestselling book Alive by Piers Paul Reid--and his own remarkable experiences in the treacherous wild, Stroud demonstrate how seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome by making use of the four critical elements of survival.
The go-to-guide for living through the worst of winter from the New York Times best selling author, and survival expert, Tim MacWelch. The life-saving Winter Survival Handbook brings everything you need to survive the harsh winters and extreme emergencies directly to your frostbite-free fingers.Tim MacWelch is the go-to-guy for survival techniques and definitely someone you want next to you in your snow cave. With his fourth book, the Winter Survival Handbook, he's going to help you survive the average and brutal winters. Practical Hints for Everyday Life Don't want to spend 20 minutes sitting in driveway waiting for your car to defrost? Learn how to winterize your car, dress for the polar vortex, drive on black ice, keep your home safe and warm, and everything in between. Extreme When danger threatens you and your loved ones, you'll be ready to combat any dire circumstance. Be prepared for the worst: a major power outage, a walk through a whiteout, a fall through ice into freezing water. Wilderness Survival Freezing and stranded in the middle of nowhere? Wilderness survival expert MacWelch knows what you need to stay warm, survive, and make it out alive. Learn how to build a snow cave, shoot a frozen rifle, make a fire in a snowstorm, and much more. Pick up a copy today for your house or glove box and stay safe this winter