Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book

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Paul Tawrell, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 1080 pages
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“The Ultimate Outdoors Book” with 31 chapters of well researched camping and survival techniques.  This guide covers everything from fire making to first aid, building shelters, winter travel and much more.

 

Camping & Wilderness Survival actually lives up to the hype of its subtitle. The Ultimate Outdoors Book is the fullest and finest work in the field since Horace Kephart’s timeless Camping and Woodcraft was published almost a century ago. ...I have read voraciously on camping and the outdoors all my life and possess a personal library of several thousand volumes in this field. Tawrell’s Camping & Wilderness Survival is, quite simply, one of the finest works of its sort I have ever encountered.”

- Jim Casada: Special to the News & Record, Greensboro, NC

  

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Contents

Cave Shelter 4O
24
Terrain 217 Climate 219 Air 219 Winter at high elevations 219 Weather 219224
219
Walking technique 240 Scree slopes 241 Talus slopes 241 Rock falls 241 Altimeter
254
Winter Clothing _ 7
327
2O Arctic Subarctic Travel
334
Weather 345369 Snow crystal structure 346 Wind 347 Cornice 348 Storm analysis 349 Snow
365
New snow stability 370 Terrain avalanches 370 Settlement of snow 371 Wind 371 Path
373
Native Shelters
391
Iceberg water 473 Water on the open sea 473 Treatment of water 474 Water illnesses
474
Fishing
480
Fish hooks 486 Fish spears 487 Fishing torch 487 Age marking 488 Barehanded 489 Jigging
489
Crab lobster 494 Fishing first aid 494 Dangers tropics
495
Using a Compass
502
Magnetic North 502 Coordinates 504 Using a compass 506509 Lensatic compass
509
Magnetic needle 511 Compass terminology 513 GPS 514 Orienting map 515 Protractor
516
Deliberate offset 517 Finding Pole Star 519 Moon compass 529 Southern Cross 521 Sun
522

Finding a cave 409 Dangers 410 Flooding 410 Air 410 Visiting 411 Cave dwellers
412
Tree snow shelter 418 Snow wall 418 Insulating tent 419 Carbon monoxide CO
420
Fire Making
427
Carrying embers 431 Charcoal 431 Unusual fuels 431 Tinder 432 Kindling 432 Making a fire
433
Cooking
439
Metal box oven 448 Steaming 448 Hobo stove 449 Clay bank oven 449 Camping burner
450
Clay baking 451 Drying meat 451 Jerky 452 Food storage 453 Reviving stored food 454 Eating
458
Wind 528 Reflectionssky 529 Steering marks 530 Straight line walking
530
Map scale 535 Map types 535 Ground distance 537 Topographic maps 538 Contour lines
539
Survival signaling 544 Audio signals 545 Whistle 545 Light signals 546 Blazes
547
NWS Radio 553 Shortwave radio 554 Amateur radio transmission
555
Choose binoculars 559 Magnification 560 Testing 561 Double vison
562
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About the author (2006)

Paul Tawrell has written the best seller ?Camping & Wilderness Survival? which is a 1088 page book with over 6000 illustrations and is the Encyclopedia of the outdoors. He is a member of the Outdoors Writers Association of America and the Outdoor Writers of Canada. He is also an avid photographer and traveler who takes photographs that specifically illustrate ideas presented in his books.

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