The Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide: The Ultimate Guide for Short-Term Survival

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 14, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 134 pages
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“This crucial resource covers everything from shelter and building a fire to finding water and the survival supplies you should always carry.” —Outdoor Guide Magazine

Are you planning a trip to the wild and great outdoors? Have you wondered how you would survive if the trip became dangerous? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this guide is for you! The Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide has the essential knowledge that campers, canoeists, hunters, hikers, anglers, and everyone who spends time outdoors needs to live through a short-term survival situation. This how-to manual shares all you need to know about many nature survival skills, including:
  • Trip planning
  • Survival kits
  • Search and rescue
  • Handling bad weather
  • Making shelter
  • Emergency signaling
  • Dealing with insects
  • Safe drinking water

Keep this portable ebook guide on your phone or tablet. Bring it with you, and you’ll have the information you need to make it through any outdoor venture, planned or not.

“This handy 128-page booklet is packed with information and tips on how to keep safe and relatively comfortable during an unexpected night in the woods. This is a bare bones pocket manual written on the premise that most people reported missing are found within seventy-two hours or less. So Fears, who once was stranded in the Alaskan backcountry when his fly-in outfitter failed to return, keeps each of his chapters short and direct.” —The Courier-Journal

“From preparing for local weather and emergency signaling to avoiding hypothermia and dressing for the unexpected, anyone planning a camping trip or outdoors venture must have The Pocket Survival Guide: The Ultimate Guide for Short-Term Survival in the backpack.” —Midwest Book Review

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If you are ever lost in the woods, J. Wayne Fears is the one you want to come find you. If you want to prevent being lost in the woods, this is a great book to read. If you're going into the woods and ... Read full review


SEARCH RESCUE Modern Search Rescue Works
SURVIVAL KIT Assemble Your Own Survival
WEATHER Equip Yourself for Local Weather Conditions
TROUBLE You Are in Trouble Stop
SIGNALS Prepare Your Signals
SHELTER Construct a Shelter
BUILD A FIRE Build a Survival Fire
INSECTS Dealing with Insects
SAFE WATER Making Water Safe for Drinking
FOOD Food Not a Necessity
HYPOTHERMIA Avoid Hypothermia
FEAR Dealing with Fear
MISSING PERSON When a Member of Your Group Is Missing

SLEEPING Sleeping Warm

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About the author (2011)

J. Wayne Fears is a wildlife biologist by training who has organized big-game hunting camps, guided canoe trips, and run commercial getaway operations. Former editor of Rural Sportsman magazine, he has written more than more than twenty books on a variety of subjects ranging from cabin building (including How to Build Your Dream Cabin in the Woods) to survival (The Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide) to cookbooks (including The Complete Book of Dutch Oven Cooking), and more than four thousand articles for major outdoors magazines. A member of the International Dutch Oven Society and an accomplished writer and skilled outdoorsman, Fears lives in Cross Creek Hallow, Alabama.

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