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Overview

DK's series of affordable, quality paperbacks, The Complete Wilderness Training Book - an amazing collection of step-by-step techniques and tips from survival expert Hugh McManners. User friendly access to detailed, practical information. Clear, full-color photographs and illustrations. Packed with ideas and plans for the different aspects of life.

This lavishly illustrated, practical guide to outdoor adventures is packed with essential information to help readers re-learn basic skills people have forgotten over the centuries. Clear descriptions and step-by-step, full-color photographs show how to build a shelter, recognize edible and medicinal plants, obtain food, perform first aid, navigate effectively, and more.

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Mike Tribby
Whether the reader intends to walk through the rain forest or merely contemplate doing so, McManners' effort is a treat. Color photos and drawings clarify and embellish the text's points about where to look for drinking water in various wild locales, how to use invertebrates as food, etc. (The cooking section, with its instructions on such culinary endeavors as constructing a tepee smoker for preparing meats, might prove a suitable source of projects for casual campers and scout troops.) What's more, and more entertaining, the British import is more international in scope than some similar American works. McManners considers survival not only in familiar outdoor environments but also in such extreme places as serious deserts and jungles. Nor does he focus only on land survival, for there are sections on abandoning ship and surviving at sea during extreme weather. So although it has plenty in its rich store of information and advice for the weekend camper and nature lover, the book is fit reading for the hardcore survivalist as well. Meanwhile, the merely curious will revel in the lovely pictures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564584885
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/15/1994
  • Edition description: 1st American Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2000

    It is the best survival book I have ever read.

    Its a great book that tells you every thing you need to know, from how to build a log cabin to starting a fire.

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