Outdoor Survival Techniques
The Best Adventure and Survival Stories 2003
The Best Adventure and Survival Stories 2003
Paperback      ISBN: 1560255064

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.

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.
The Book of Building Fires: How to Master the Art of the Perfect Fire (Survival Books for Adults, Camping Books, Survival Guide Book)
The Book of Building Fires
How to Master the Art of the Perfect Fire (Survival Books for Adults, Camping Books, Survival Guide Book)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452170754

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.

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
Paperback      ISBN: 0307461254
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.
Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle: The Disaster Survival Vehicle Guide
Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle
The Disaster Survival Vehicle Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1440333084

Outfit a Disaster-Escape Vehicle

If 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

Build the Perfect Bug Out: Survival Skills: Your Guide to Emergency Wilderness Survival
Build the Perfect Bug Out: Survival Skills
Your Guide to Emergency Wilderness Survival
Paperback      ISBN: 1440340137
LEARN HOW TO SURVIVE

When it comes to surviving a disaster, having survival skills and know-how is as essential as having the necessary survival gear. Without the right knowledge, survival gear is useless. Build the Perfect Bug Out Survival Skills will teach you the essential wilderness survival skills you need to endure a bug out situation or prolonged off-grid scenario. You will learn how to meet the four core survival needs - shelter, fire, water and food - with a minimum amount of equipment. Detailed photos and step-by-step instructions will help you master each skill.

FEATURING:

- Detailed instructions for survival skills that require little gear - an emphasis on primitive tools
- 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

Build the Perfect Survival Kit
Build the Perfect Survival Kit
Paperback      ISBN: 1440238057

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

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.

Bushcraft: The Ultimate Guide to Survival in the Wilderness
Bushcraft
The Ultimate Guide to Survival in the Wilderness
Paperback      ISBN: 1620873613

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.
Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
Bushcraft 101
A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1440579776
"With advice on not just getting along, but truly reconnecting with the great outdoors, Dave Canterbury's treasure trove of world-renowned wisdom and experience comes to life within these pages." --Bustle

A New York Times Bestseller in Sports and Travel

The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry

Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages--this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you'll also discover detailed information on:

Choosing the right items for your kit.

Manufacturing needed tools and supplies.

Collecting and cooking food.

Protecting yourself from the elements.

With Canterbury's guidance, you'll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation, you'll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you've never imagined.