This extensive guide will enable the reader to commune with the natural world and master a full spectrum of traditional practices, hands-on skill, and theoretical knowledge. Bushcraft Bible is an essential tool for the naturalist in all of us that dreams of building a shelter, hunting and gathering for survival, and living a peaceful and environmentally conscious lifestyle. From surviving in the depths of the Jungle to thriving in the white-hot desert, this comprehensive reference will provide even the most experienced outdoorsman with essential survival skills. In order to develop the ability to inhabit and traverse natural landscapes, Bushcraft Bible contains information on:- Safe use of the axe and bush knife
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- Preparing for unexpected weather and other surprises
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Guy Grieve's life was going nowhere - trapped in a job he hated, commuting 2,000 miles a month and up to his neck in debt. But he dreamed of escaping it all to live alone in one of the wildest, most remote places on earth - Alaska.
And just when he'd given up hope, the dream came true. Suddenly Guy was thrown into one of the harshest environments in the world, miles from the nearest human being and armed with only the most basic equipment. And he soon found - whether building a log cabin from scratch, hunting, ice fishing or of course dodging bears in the buff - that life in the wilderness was anything but easy...
Part Ray Mears, part Bill Bryson, CALL OF THE WILD is the gripping story of how a mild-mannered commuter struggled with the elements - and himself - and eventually learned the ways of the wild.
Charley Waterman was a true Renaissance sportsman. He kept his interests broad, his knowledge deep yet playful. This book is no exception. This collection of stories from his long and varied life in the great outdoors features flyfishing on western creeks, on such storied trout streams as the Letort, and on the Florida flats; chasing sage grouse in Montana, ptarmigan in Alaska, and quail in Mexico, all behind his beloved bird dogs; and Waterman's philosophical scrutinies of tradition and the mysticism behind shotgunning, rounded out with tales of runaway boat trailers and camping in the Everglades. Written in Waterman's usual humor and understatement, this volume is the crowning achievement of his writing career.
A chilling collection of survival stories from pilots, hikers, hunters, climbers, boaters, and fishermen who confront their mortality -- and live to tell about it You will be astonished by the close calls of a young man who clings desperately to life on an iceberg in the lower Susitna River... a woman who struggles frantically to escape the cockpit of a small plane sinking beneath the waters of a remote bay in Southeast... the climbers who fight stubbornly to survive as avalanche after avalanche sweeps over them... and the diver who tangles with a giant octopus.
Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? You aren t the only one. Shows like Man vs. Wild and Survivor are popular for a reason we all love adventure, and it s not difficult to imagine scenarios in which we can amaze ourselves and our companions with these life-saving skills.
Even though these shows might glamorize the stranded-on-a-deserted-island fantasy we ve all had, making it in the wild is no small feat. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or a first-time hiker, many potential dangers lurk in the wilderness, and visitors might find themselves facing unforeseen challenges. By reading A Complete Guide to Surviving in the Wilderness: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Alive and Get Rescued, you are taking the first step toward making it out of any potentially harmful wilderness situation alive.
We ve gathered information from the best survival manuals and have spoken to numerous experts to give you the tools you will need to become a real-life survivor. Because an emergency in the wilderness presents its own set of unique circumstances and challenges, it s imperative you know how to help yourself and others. You must be aware of potential dangers ahead of time and plan appropriately.
You will learn how to assess your surroundings, stay calm, develop a plan of action, and ultimately do what it takes to make it through whatever situation you may find yourself in. You will take an in-depth look into building shelter, foraging and identifying food that is safe to eat, purifying water so you do not become dehydrated, avoiding poisonous plants, animals, and other potential hazards, and many more valuable skills that might just save your life. There is also detailed information on first aid, climate-specific conditions to know and look out for, navigation, and much more.
This complete guide explains what you need to know in detail so you can worry about more important things, like your next adventure. It is very difficult to face the elements and succeed you must prepare yourself as much as you can and be ready to fight for your life. This book will show you how.
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Alaska is like no other state and few countries; men experience greater risk in her arms. This one-of-a-kind anthology captures the spine tingling adventures of daring men and women who venture into Alaska's vast wilderness and look death in the eye. Danger Stalks the Land relates gripping episodes of animal attacks, avalanches, aircraft disasters, fishing, hunting, and skiing accidents, and chronicles risky climbs and reckless mountaineering amid Alaska's fantastic peaks. Through exhaustive research and interviews, author Larry Kaniut has captured in one volume, the terror and beauty of man's attempt to explore a vast and unforgiving land.