Outdoor Survival Skills

Outdoor Survival Skills

Book - 1990
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This unique guide teaches how to survive in almost any outdoor environment with little or no purchased equipment, relying on what nature provides. Chapters on shelter, fire, water, plants, animals, and special skills explain how to:

Build a lean-to; brush, pole, or grass thatch wickiup; wattlework shelter; snow cave

Make fire with flint, bow drill, hand drill, fire saw; make a fire carrier of bundle

Obtain drinking water from dew, water pockets, an evaporation still

Fashion tools, fish hooks, traps, bows, arrows, spears from stone, bone, and wood

Make rawhide, tan leather; weave bark and other plant fibers Harvest grasshoppers, ants, grubs; trap, hunt, and stalk larger game

Readers soon grasp that survival depends not only on mastery of these skills but on small commonsense decisions about when and where to seek food and water, build shelter, or travel. In this new edition, anecdotes from the author's lifetime of experience provide thrilling examples of the skills and attitudes that ensure success and survival outdoors.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c1990.
Edition: 5th ed.
ISBN: 9781556520846
Characteristics: xiii, 224 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.


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