Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere-- AliveBook - 2008
Shares tips for enduring the elements in a variety of environments, from the wilderness and desert to the jungle and threatening urban areas, in a guide that covers such topics as finding or making water, constructing a shelter, and signaling for rescue.
From the creator of the hit show Survivorman, the classic guide to surviving in the wild
From the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon, Les Stroud has made a life of surviving in the harshest—and most remote—regions on Earth.
Now, the creator, producer, and host of the hit television program Survivorman transfers his decades of knowledge and experience to the pages of Survive!, a practical guide that gives everyday readers a no-nonsense look at the real world of survival.
Stroud offers readers the essential skills and tactics necessary to endure in any corner of the globe, along with a wealth of insider information born of his own experiences in the outdoors and unavailable in any other book. Readers will learn:
- How to make a survival shelter and why a lean-to is largely a waste of time.
- Why survival kits are important, and why you should make your own.
- Where to find water and why drinking contaminated water is sometimes warranted.
- How to locate and trap small animals and why the notion of tracking and hunting large game is largely a pipe dream.
Whether seasoned in the outdoor arts or new to adventuring, all readers will learn something from Survive!. Stroud's many colorful anecdotes and cut-to-the-chase philosophy not only make for an entertaining read, but also enhance anyone's ability to focus on the main goal when everything else has gone wrong—survival.
Filmmaker, outdoor adventurer, singer-songwriter, and creator of the television series Survivorman, Stroud offers tips on getting around in the wilderness. His advice encompasses psychological aspects of survival, water, fire, shelter, food, dangers and hazards, weather, clothing, and first aid. He even provides a couple blank pages as fire starters. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A host of Survivorman shares tips for enduring the elements in a variety of environments, from the wilderness and desert to the jungle and threatening urban areas, in a guide that covers such topics as finding or making water, constructing a shelter, and signaling for rescue. Original. 30,000 first printing.