Essential Survival Skills

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Penguin, Feb 21, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 176 pages
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Essential Survival Skills is a step-by-step guide to surviving and thriving in the wilderness. This eBook includes everything you need to know when hiking or camping, such as how to build a shelter and first aid information for various types of insect bites and possible illnesses.

Essential Survival Skills progresses from the very basics for beginners, through all the elements essential to becoming adept at wilderness survival, to advanced techniques to keep you ahead of the game. Illustrated sequences provide a precise guide for learning new skills or brushing up on techniques.

The perfect guide for anyone interested in building their survivalist skills!

 

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Contents

6 Introduction
6
12 Mental preparation
12
16 Planning your journey
16
18 Emergency plan of action
18
20 Understanding your environment
20
28 Choosing your gear
28
30 Dressing for the outdoors
30
in the wilderness
32
90 Building a quinzhee
90
92 Making fire
92
94 The elements of fire
94
95 Making a feather stick
95
96 Making char cloth
96
97 Making a fire can
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98 Types of fire
98
100 Making sparks
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34 Your survival kit
34
40 Maps and mapreading
40
42 Get your bearings
42
44 Taking bearings using a map
44
46 Taking bearings using features on the ground
46
47 Finding your position
47
48 Calculating distance
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49 Navigation techniques
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50 Navigating without a compass
50
52 Using the Sun to navigate
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53 Using the Sun to tell the time
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54 Using an analog watch to navigate
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55 Using the stars to navigate
55
56 Traveling on foot
56
58 Crossing rivers
58
in the mountains
60
62 Moving over snow
62
66 Offroad driving
66
70 Making a poncho float
70
71 Building rafts
71
76 Organizing your site
76
78 Bedding for shelters
78
79 Corded Aframe
79
80 Trench shelter
80
81 Forest Aframe
81
82 Forest leanto
82
84 Jungle Aframe
84
in the jungle
86
88 Desert shelters
88
in the desert
102
104 Making a bow drill
104
106 Using a bow drill
106
108 Manmade cordage
108
109 Natural cordage
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110 Making natural cordage
110
112 Arbor knot
112
113 Double chain fastening knot
113
114 Siberian hitch
114
115 Taut line hitch
115
116 Using a knife
116
122 The importance of water
122
temperate climates
126
hothumid climates
132
hotdry climates
134
cold climates
136
at sea
140
144 Treating water
144
at sea
148
154 Assessing your situation
154
158 Attracting rescuers
158
160 Making a dome signal fire
160
162 Other rescue signals
162
in cold conditions
164
166 First aid essentials
166
170 Index
170
176 Acknowledgments
175
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