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9780785827870

The Outdoor Survival Bible From Building a Fire to Surviving a Bear Attack: Life-Saving Skills for Sticky Situations

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  • ISBN13:

    9780785827870

  • ISBN10:

    0785827870

  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2011-01-20
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books
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Summary

Whether yours"re an accomplished adventurer or new to exploring the wilderness, and whether yours"re traveling alone or as part of a group,The Outdoor Survival Biblewill provide you with all the essential support for your journey or expedition, whether on dry land or at sea. Written with a contemporary, eco-friendly ethos, it contains all of the techniques, diagrams, instructions, and advice needed to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience in the great outdoors. Illustrated throughout and packed with useful in-the-field advice,The Outdoor Survival Biblecontains easy-to-follow techniques to deal with any emergency that might arise. These are arranged using a clear, simple structure that makes it easy to find the relevant information in an instant, and the lay-flat wire-o binding is perfect for hands-free reading. Just as importantly, it also contains tips and advice designed to keep you safe and out of trouble in the first place.

Author Biography

Rob Beattie is a writer, fisherman, and craftsman with a lifelong love of camping and hiking. His books include The Pocket Book of Survival, 101 Golden Rules of Fishing, and 101 Things to Make and Do on the Weekend.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Getting Readyp. 10
First Thoughtsp. 12
What to Wearp. 14
The Layering Systemp. 15
Footwearp. 16
Accessoriesp. 17
Backpacksp. 18
A Good Night's Sleepp. 19
Under Coverp. 20
Round the Campfirep. 21
Your Medical Kitp. 22
Your Outdoor Kitp. 24
Navigationp. 26
You Versus the Weatherp. 27
Getting Goingp. 28
Solo Campingp. 30
What Makes a Map?p. 31
Your Map and Compassp. 32
Show Some Respectp. 34
Basic Trail Etiquettep. 35
Leave No Tracep. 36
Pacing Yourselfp. 38
Getting Stuckp. 40
Watching the Weatherp. 42
Watch Out!p. 44
Lightningp. 45
Terrainp. 46
Other Hazardsp. 47
Moving in the Darkp. 48
Getting Lostp. 50
How Not to Get Lostp. 52
Trails and Trail Blazesp. 53
The S.T.O.P Principlep. 54
First Responsep. 55
How to Find Yourself Againp. 56
No Map, No Compassp. 58
How Search-and-Rescue Teams Workp. 60
If You Must Movep. 62
Getting Hurtp. 64
Why Do People Get Hurt?p. 66
Blisters and How to Avoid Themp. 67
Cramp and How to Avoid Itp. 68
Bites and Stingsp. 69
Bruises and Cutsp. 70
Burnsp. 71
Hypothermiap. 72
Dehydrationp. 74
Adult CPRp. 76
Fractures and Breaksp. 78
Bleedingp. 80
More Serious Woundsp. 82
Slingsp. 83
Animalsp. 84
Getting Shelterp. 88
First Thoughtsp. 90
Choosing a Good Campsitep. 91
Setting Up Campp. 92
The Poncho Shelterp. 93
Tarp Campingp. 94
Natural Sheltersp. 96
Building a Better Shelterp. 98
Useful Knotsp. 100
Getting Warmp. 104
Where to Put the Firep. 106
What if I Can't Light a Fire?p. 107
What Makes a Fire?p. 108
Types of Firep. 110
Lighting a Firep. 112
Lighting a Fire without Matchesp. 114
Other Ways to Light a Firep. 116
Getting Foodp. 118
Foragingp. 120
Fishingp. 121
How to Find Waterp. 122
Collecting Waterp. 124
Purifying Waterp. 126
Getting Wetp. 128
First Thoughtsp. 130
Radio for Helpp. 131
Vessel Safety Checkp. 132
Running Agroundp. 136
Capsizingp. 137
Sinkingp. 138
Fire Onboardp. 139
Person Overboardp. 140
Carbon Monoxidep. 141
Mechanical Troublep. 142
Celestial Navigationp. 144
Storing Ropep. 146
The Beaufort Scalep. 147
Getting Helpp. 148
First Thoughtsp. 150
Preparing for Rescuep. 151
Signs for Helpp. 152
Other Ways to Attract Attentionp. 154
Distress Signals at Seap. 156
Quick Referencep. 158
Maritime Radio Stationsp. 172
Glossaryp. 174
Air-to-Ground Signalsp. 178
Conversion Tablesp. 179
Animal Tracksp. 180
Indexp. 182
Notes and Observationsp. 186
Important Contact Numbersp. 192
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