9780071440530

How to Survive Anything, Anywhere A Handbook of Survival Skills for Every Scenario and Environment

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071440530

  • ISBN10:

    0071440534

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-09-13
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
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Summary

Get Out Alive!How to Survive Anything, Anywhereis a complete handbook of the urban and wilderness survival skills practiced by elite U.S. and U.K. military units. Dr. Chris McNab has collected expertise from both sides of the Atlantic, and reveals the fundamentals of survival for every environment, from the subzero arctic to the scorching desertand for every scenario, from being lost in a trackless wilderness to being under attack in a city.Each of more than 500 practical techniques is presented in easy-to-follow steps accompanied by 500 helpful illustrations that show you how to: Find your way in arctic, desert, jungle, or mountain terrain Identify edible plants Hunt, trap, and fish with jury-rigged tools Build fires and improvise cookware Locate underground water Construct shelters Perform first aid and use natural remedies for common diseases Stay safe in a car or on planes or trains, and know what to do in the event of an accident Keep your home safeselect security devices, construct a safe room, survive a house fire Defend yourselfknow when to fight and learn realistic unarmed combat techniques Survive terrorist attacksidentify suspect packages, spot potential suicide bombers, take cover from explosions and gunfireAnd, above all, how to think like a true survivoreven when things are at their worst.Dr. Chris McNabis the author ofEndurance Techniques (SAS Training Manual), Elite Forces Survival Guides, Living Off the Land, Martial Arts for Special Forces,andUrban Survival.

Author Biography

Dr. Chris McNab (United Kingdom) is the author of Endurance Techniques (SAS Training Manual); Elite Forces Survival Guides; How to Pass the SAS Selection Course; Martial Arts for Special Forces; and Urban Survival.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Section 1. Preparation

1. Survival Psychology

2. Survival Clothing

3. Survival Kit

4. Planning and Preparation

5. Personal Health and Fitness

Section 2. Fundamentals of Wilderness Survival

6. Finding Water

7. Food from Plants

8. Hunting and Trapping Animals

9. Survival Cooking and Food Preservation

10. Making Shelters

11. Making Fire

12. Tools, Ropes, and Knots

Section 3. Emergency Procedures

13. First Aid

14. Natural Disasters

15. Rescue Procedures

16. Navigation

17. Reading the Weather

Section 4. Surviving in Hostile Environments

18. Polar Survival

19. Mountain Survival

20. Tropical Survival

21. Desert Survival

22. Survival at Sea

Section 5. Urban Survival

23. Self Defence

24. Transport Security

25. Transport Accidents

26. Home Security

27. Surviving Terrorism

Appendices

Index

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