The Survivor Manual: An Official Book of the Hit CBS Television Show

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Macmillan, Oct 19, 2001 - Performing Arts - 320 pages
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The Survivor Manual is the real deal--based on techniques taught to the U.S. Armed Forces and tested in actual survival situations over decades, the information in this book could help you beat any weather condition, any circumstance, any odds. This fully illustrated guide will show you how to:

--find direction and orienteer
--perform first aid
--travel over every type of terrain from glaciers to quicksand
--identify edible plants
--fish and trap
--spot poisonous plants and snakes
--withstand a blizzard
--build a raft
--construct a shelter
--live through an avalanche
--survive in groups
--and much, much more

CBS' "Survivor" is the most successful new television show of the 21st century. Mark Burnett is the show's Executive Producer along with creator Charlie Parsons.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE The Psychology of Survival
1
CHAPTER TWO Finding Direction with a Map and a Compass
8
CHAPTER THREE Finding Direction Without a Map or a Compass
23
CHAPTER FOUR On the Move
33
CHAPTER FIVE First Aid
49
CHAPTER SIX Basic Survival Skills
103
CHAPTER SEVEN Survival in the Tropics
159
CHAPTER EIGHT Survival in Desert Areas
192
CHAPTER TEN Sea and Coastal Survival
237
CHAPTER ELEVEN Survival Under Unusual Conditions
267
APPENDIX I Poisonous Snakes of the World
285
APPENDIX II Survival Kit Recommended List
304
APPENDIX III FirstAid Kit
306
APPENDIX IV Survival Weapons
309
APPENDIX V Orientation Charts and Diagrams
313
INDEX
325

CHAPTER NINE Survival in Cold Climates
206

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About the author (2001)

Burnett is the executive producer for the CBS show "Survivor!" And the Discovery Channel's annual 'Eco-Challenge" expedition competition. He won a n Emmy Award for his work on the 1999 "Eco-Challenge" and was Emmy-nominated for the 1996 "Eco-Challenge" and for an International Documentary Association Award for the 1997 "Eco-Challenge." He has given motivational, leadership, and team building speeches for a wide variety of clients. A former member of the famed British Army Parachute Regiment with active service medals in both the Northern Ireland and Argentina conflicts, Burnett is an open water certified SCUBA diver, Level A certified skydiver, has completed a white water guide course, and is Advance Wilderness First Aid certified.

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