Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book

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Paul Tawrell, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 1080 pages

“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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It is an updated edition packed with so much information.Of course I hope I never need to use the most critical stuff I purchased it for.I am studying it and even though it is big I will bring it with me in my pack.It has great pictures for good and bad mushrooms too. Read full review

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Very good source of information. I will.definitely be buying this book and leaving it in my 4wd just in case I do need to use it one day

Contents

CIHIAPTIERS
12
Car Travel
22
Highway breakdown 26Winter travel 27 Windchill 27 Hypothermia 27 Sandstorm
28
How to fall 35Weather terrain 35Trailhead breakins 35Walking rhythm 36 Emergency kits
37
UV index 43 Snakes 44 Scorpions 44 Quicksand 45 Backpacks 47 Visibility 52 Skin infections
52
Foot gear 54 Blisters 55 Boot fitting 57 Socks 57 Sleeping bag 58 Insulation material 60Tent
62
Camping stove 68 Fuels
69
River Crossing
75
Weather 345369 Snow crystal structure 346 Wind 347 Cornice 348 Storm analysis349Snow
365
Newsnow stability 370Terrain avalanches 370 Settlement of snow 371 Wind 371 Path
373
Native shelters
389
Summer
396
CIHIAPTIERS
409
Cold weather 413 Sod shelter 414 Debris hut 414Trapper cabin 415 Log cabin 415 Heating
416
Snow cave 421 Snow igloo 422 Snow trench 423 Inuit igloo 424 Snow knife saw
424
Carrying embers 431 Charcoal 431 Unusual fuels 431 Tinder 432 Kindling 432 Making a fire
433

Fording 76Width 77 Wading across 78 Pole assisted crossing 79Traveling along
81
Environment 8390Terrain 8490 Animal life 87 Amazon 88 Rainfall 90 Obstacles
96
River Travel 1
102
Emergency boat 103 Canoe kayak 104108 Obstacles 108 Canoe strokes 109 River boating111
116
Emergency raft 118 River hydraulics 119 River currents 120 Flotation devices 124 Marine radio
130
Currents 132Wave patterns 135 Looking for land 135 Wind 136 Estimating distance 138 Seabirds
145
Coldwater exposure 151 Adrift at sea 152 Dangers of coral 153 Landing 155 Rip currents
156
Intertidal zone 160 Marshes 160 Bogs 163 Swamp travel 164 Fear 164 Camping
165
Clothing 166 Food 167 Drinking water 168 Navigation 169 Quicksand 169 Poisonous
171
Environment 173Temperatures 1737errain 174 Mirage 175 Wildlife 176Scorpions 177Food
178
Sand dunes 180 Sandstorms 181 Travel 182 Navigation 183 Driving 184 Vehicle
191
Water indicators 196 Heat illness 199200 Sunsafety UV radiation
201
Mountain Weather Route Planning
218
Hill Mountain Climbing
238
High Elevation First Aid 2 74
276
Winter Hiking
296
Wind chill 323 Sunburn 324 Trenchfoot 324 Snow blindness 325 Carbon monoxide CO325
325
2O Arctic Subarctic Travel
334
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
Survival water 459 Conserving water 460 Dehydration 461 Potable water 461471 Water
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 Dangerstropics
495
Using a Compass
501
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 FindingPole Star 519 Moon compass 529 Southern Cross 521 Sun
522
Wind 528 Reflectionssky 529 Steering marks 530 Straight line walking
530
Map scale 535 Map types 535 Ground distance 537Topographic 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 560Testing 561 Doublevision
562
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