Outdoor Survival Techniques
101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods: The Most Effective Wilderness Know-How on Fire-Making, Knife Work, Navigation, Shelter, Food and More
101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods
The Most Effective Wilderness Know-How on Fire-Making, Knife Work, Navigation, Shelter, Food and More
Paperback      ISBN: 1624147429

The Foundation of All Survival Skills is "Feeder" Mind-Set

"Feeder" mind-set means being in control of a situation, proactive rather than reactive. It is an optimistic outlook that reframes any situation as a learning experience. Kevin Estela teaches survival skills from this feeder-based perspective, which is what separates his teaching style from other wilderness instructors.

Kevin has written the quintessential guide for an outdoor enthusiast's "bucket list" of skills--how to make a fire, build a shelter, gather food, find water, use a knife correctly and make cordage. These skills will keep you safe and better prepare you to deal with emergencies in the field, when you'll need the additional skills of signaling and communication, navigation and crisis first aid taught in this book. Each chapter concludes with more advanced techniques to build your skills in various challenging situations, with tips that even seasoned survival enthusiasts haven't thought of.

101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods is not a onetime read but a lifetime reference you will turn to over and over again. It will become the first thing you pack for any adventure and just might save your-- or someone else's--life. kevin estela, a bushcraft and survival expert, is an avid world traveler and martial arts instructor.
150 Survival Secrets: Advice on Survival Kits, Extreme Weather, Rapid Evacuation, Food Storage, Active Shooters, First Aid, and More
150 Survival Secrets
Advice on Survival Kits, Extreme Weather, Rapid Evacuation, Food Storage, Active Shooters, First Aid, and More
Paperback      ISBN: 1510737782

As the world gets more dangerous, you have to be prepared for anything, even the worst. In 150 Survival Secrets, seasoned survivalist James C. Jones provides insider tips to help you and your family survive any catastrophe. Divided into practical sections, 150 Survival Secrets answers every question you've ever had about disaster preparedness. One section lists the practical details of making it through any kind of emergency situation. Some topics include:

  • How to survive extreme winter conditions
  • How to put together a homemade survival kit in the case of an emergency
  • How to safely evacuate from an urban area during a disaster
  • How much and what type of food to store at home for long-term emergencies
  • How to survive an active shooter situation
  • How to treat common injuries.

Other sections answer everything you've ever wondered about disaster prepping, including what being a survivalist entails, how to equip your home for survival situations, what gear is essential for a survivalist to own, what elements are essential in a good emergency plan, what types of disasters you can expect to face in your lifetime, and more. So what are you waiting for? With 150 Survival Secrets, you'll be prepared for anything and everything.
365 Essential Survival Skills: Knowledge That Will Keep You Alive
365 Essential Survival Skills
Knowledge That Will Keep You Alive
Paperback      ISBN: 1440247285
Learn. Practice. Prepare. Survive.

Survival situations can happen when least expected. The best defense is knowledge and confidence in the skills that will keep you alive--whether it's for a few hours, days or long term.

365 Essential Survival Skills comprises the best knowledge, tips and tricks available in the world today, and each skill is explained in fun, easy-to-learn ways that any student--greenhorn or seasoned--will pick up with a little practice. With 365 skills inside this book, there's plenty of practice to keep you busy year-round.

The difference between life and death in a survival setting is a very slim margin. Don't take any chances--learn how to keep yourself and your family alive.

FEATURING:

- Skills relevant to all four seasons of the year and desert, woodland, prairie, mountain and urban environments
- Vital insights on the four core survival needs--shelter, fire, water and food
- Other topics such as navigation, first aid, tools, signaling, self-defense and more
- Practical applications for campers, hunters, anglers, hikers, climbers, skiers and all who venture outdoors
- Links to thorough, in-depth video demonstrations
Advanced Bushcraft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
Advanced Bushcraft
An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
Paperback      ISBN: 1440587965
Trek deeper into the wilderness with New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury

In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in Bushcraft 101, Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. He covers crucial survival skills like tracking to help you get even closer to wildlife, crafting medicines from plants, and navigating without the use of a map or compass. He also offers ways to improvise and save money on bushcraft essentials like fire-starting tools and packs. With Canterbury's expert advice and guidance, you will learn how to forgo your equipment, make use of your surroundings, and truly enjoy the wilderness.

Whether you're eager to learn more after your first real outdoor adventure or have been exploring the backcountry for years, Advanced Bushcraft will help you take your self-reliance and wilderness experience to the next level.
The Adventurer's Handbook: From Surviving an Anaconda Attack to Finding Your Way Out of a Desert
The Adventurer's Handbook
From Surviving an Anaconda Attack to Finding Your Way Out of a Desert
Paperback      ISBN: 0230105572

What makes a good explorer? Adaptability, ambition, stamina, self-confidence, curiosity, optimism, authority-and fund-raising ability. Though few of us will ever have to face a charging elephant, or survive solely on penguin stew, when it comes to project management, crisis aversion, or any number of everyday problems, there is much we can learn from the larger-than-life tales of the world's most famous adventurers. Here, award-winning documentarian Mick Conefrey pulls practical advice from their original diaries and logs, like how to survive an anaconda attack (wait until it has swallowed your legs, then reach down and cut its head off), and how to keep morale up (according to Ernest Shackleton, "A good laugh doesn't require any additional weight"). In addition to the wonderful characters and stories, this book offers many lessons on how to set sail without a clear path home. Answers to some important questions, courtesy of The Adventurer's Handbook: * How many corpses are believed to be on Mt. Everest? Answer: 120 * How is polar bear meat best prepared? Answer: Raw and frozen. * What do you do if attacked by a charging lion? Answer: Stand very still and stare it down. * What should you wear when crossing a desert? Answer: Lots of layers-fabric absorbs sweat and prolongs its cooling action.

Backcountry Avalanche Safety - 4th Edition: A Guide to Managing Avalanche Risk
Backcountry Avalanche Safety - 4th Edition
A Guide to Managing Avalanche Risk
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 177160235x

Essential reading for all outdoor enthusiasts who venture into mountainous terrain where avalanches are common.

In spite of the increasing sophistication of avalanche hazard forecasting, an alarming number of people die every year in backcountry avalanche accidents. This updated edition of Backcountry Avalanche Safety contains the latest information on avalanche risk and focuses on the following vital topics:

  • Mountain Weather
  • Snow and Snowpack
  • Types of Avalanches
  • Avalanche Terrain
  • Trip Planning
  • Avalanche Gear
  • Travel in Avalanche Terrain
  • Riding Steep Slopes
  • Companion Rescue

Using colour photographs along with detailed charts, graphs and diagrams, the author clearly explains the importance of managing risk while enjoying backcountry adventure during the winter months.

Basic Survival: A Beginner's Guide
Basic Survival
A Beginner's Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 1510724672

Many people are beginning to become concerned by increasing natural disasters, global conflict, and political unrest and the smart ones want to do something about it. Unfortunately, increased awareness about disaster preparedness has caused an information overload. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information available. Basic Survival helps readers dig out from under the avalanche of preparedness information. It dispels myths, introduces concepts, and teaches the basics of how to start preparing for disaster. Author David Nash, a lifelong prepper and the author of 52 Prepper Projects and The Prepper's Guide to Foraging outlines an all-hazards approach to disaster management similar to the ones used by the military and federal and state governments. Nash has over ten years of experience in government emergency management as a planner, a first responder, and as an emergency operations center manager. Basic Survival is a great resource that presents a strong foundation for being prepared when an emergency hits.

Basic Wilderness Survival Skills, Revised and Updated
Basic Wilderness Survival Skills, Revised and Updated
Paperback      ISBN: 149303040x

From building fires to building shelters, the best advice from expert survivalist Bradford Angier all in one handy guide, newly revised and updated. For everyone, whether familiar with the outdoors or not, there may come a time when you will need to know how to stay alive in the backcountry. Author Bradford Angier and editor Maryann Karinch set these basic, crucial skills out for you in clear and concise language. The book comprises a broad selection of skills, and both novice and expert alike can master them. Newly revised and updated

Bear Attacks of the Century: True Stories of Courage and Survival
Bear Attacks of the Century
True Stories of Courage and Survival
Paperback      ISBN: 1592282709

Do bear attacks touch people in the far-back recesses of their psyches? Reach latent ancestral memories of cave days when humans were potential prey? Indeed, there are those who say their nightmares involved bears before they ever saw one, either in the flesh or in the movies. Unfortunately, these nightmares all too often come true. People perform almost superhuman feats in their fight to survive bear attacks. Jim Marriott, for instance, was attacked and mauled by a grizzly while carving out a moose head. When playing dead didn't work, he slammed his skinning knife into the attacker's neck. The surprised bear backed off only to charge again, cut his tongue trying to bite at the knife, and got the knife sunk into the same place. By the third charge, Marriott was on his feet despite chewed buttocks and damaged legs. This time the bear left with the knife still sticking in his neck. "In bear attacks, the human survival instinct is extraordinary," says a doctor who sees the terrible punishment victims of bear attacks live through. "And equally amazing are the heroics and seemingly superhuman efforts of those around the victims." BEAR ATTACKS OF THE CENTURY gathers together these stories of courage, chronicling the most horrific encounters between bears and people. With expert advice on avoiding attacks and information that may help both species leave an encounter unscathed, this book is required reading for hikers, hunters, campers, or anyone visiting bear country, and those who want to learn more about these sometimes deadly but always fascinating animals.

The Best of the Total Outdoorsman: 501 Essential Tips and Tricks
The Best of the Total Outdoorsman
501 Essential Tips and Tricks
Paperback      ISBN: 1681882418
One of the most popular outdoors books ever is back in a totally revised and updated edition Featuring the greatest hits and deep cuts from over a decade of Field & Stream's beloved Total Outdoorsman feature and 100+ new tips for everything from duck hunting to campsite cooking to fighting a grizzly bear with your bare hands (hint: it's a bad idea ).

With practical information for the beginner and advanced outdoorsman, from skills and tools to activities and challenges there's something for everyone in the essential volume. Chapters cover how to:

Camp Anywhere. Pitch a tent on the snow, build a fire in the rain, or bed down on a pile of leaves. Or maybe kick back by a nice bonfire, cook up a pot of squirrel stew, and delight your campmates with the most outrageous tall tales. It's all covered here

Fish Smarter. Whether you're bobber-fishing for crappies with the kids, spending a relaxed day on a bass boat at the lake, or heading into big surf on the trophy-fishing adventure of a lifetime, this book has your covered.

Hunt Better. From small-game techniques to how to bag a moose or elk, or take your limit in upland birds or waterfowl, with a rifle, shotgun, or bow and arrow, there are tips and tricks for every kind of hunter.

Survive Anything. Outdoor trips don't always go as planned. But with the advice in this book, you've got what you need to prevail. How to keep from getting lost, what to do if you do wander off trail or get trapped by weather, how to signal for help, and get home safely.

Camp anywhere. Fish smarter. Hunt better. Survive anything. BE A TOTAL OUTDOORSMAN.

Packaged in a durable, wipe-clean flexicover with metallic corner-guards, this practical manual withstands heavy-duty use indoors and out.