The fourth edition of publishing's only adventure annual offers another exhilarating collection of the year's most gripping and entertaining adventure stories -- from the world's coldest waters to its scariest wildfire. Drawn from the year's most memorable adventure book titles, magazine pieces, and websites, these stories focus on men and women pushing beyond their limits -- from the woman who swam to Antarctica to the seven snowboarders who tried to ride out an avalanche in British Columbia's untracked Selkirk Mountains, to the biologist trying to survive his search for a new species of bear. Including new work by David Roberts, Sy Montgomery, Peter Leschak, and Tim Cahill, these selections prove once again that today's best adventure literature ranks among the best writing anywhere.
Here's the perfect companion for sitting by a fireplace, wood stove, or campsite in the great outdoors. Straightforward directions and how-to illustrations provide instructions on building a roaring fire with confidence, skill, and efficiency--a fire that people will gather around in admiration. Filled with more than 60 entries on fire making, these pages include advice on sourcing the proper wood, chopping and storing, building and lighting the ideal stack, and cooking over an open flame. With a textured spine imitating a matchbook striking pad, this handsome book is a wonderful housewarming gift and a must-have for anyone who enjoys life's simple pleasures.
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
- Step-by-step photos that clearly illustrate complex techniques like knot tying, shelter construction, fire building and setting snares and traps
- Advanced knowledge that could save you and your family during a real emergency
Your Kit, Your Survival
When an unexpected emergency situation rears its ugly head, will you be up to the challenge? "I wasn't prepared for that " will no longer be a valid response with the survival-kit-building methods in this book from survival expert John McCann. This fully revised and expanded second edition includes all new information for building bug out bags, get-home bags and vehicle kits that are fully customized to meet your family's specific survival needs.
Inside you'll find:
- Advice for building complete kits that include: fire and light sources, signaling equipment, water and food, shelter and protection, knives and tools, first aid items, and multi-purpose and miscellaneous gear.
- Hundreds of detailed photos and gear description of essential kit components.
- Sample packing lists for kits of all sizes and functions.
- Survival tips and skills that prepare you for emergency survival situations.
This book makes building the perfect kit a straightforward and manageable task--no matter what your activity. It is a must for anyone who ventures outside the home. Armed with the kit-building techniques found within, you will be prepared to survive
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.
Many have died in the Australian bush who might have lived had they known the appropriate survival skills. Bushcraft covers all areas of survival and camping activities: making ropes and cords, building huts, camp craft, finding food and water, making maps, starting fires, tying knots, and fashioning hunting and trapping gear--virtually every technique required to stay alive in the woods. With over 400 black-and-white illustrations and photographs, this book explains how to make use of natural materials found locally in any area, conserving instead of destroying native flora and fauna. It describes many of the skills used by primitive man, adding to these the skills necessary for modern man's survival, such as methods for determining time and direction.The author, who popularized the term "bushcraft," claims its practice has many unexpected results. By developing adaptability and honing the five senses, it will also improve your self-esteem and your ability to overcome difficulties in everyday tasks. The practice of bushcraft encourages self-confidence and counters the narrowing influence of modern living by broadening your horizons. Bushcraft is a clear, accurate, and reliable resource for anyone who wishes to face nature on its own terms with just a knife and this book.