How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter, and Self-Preservation That Makes Starvation in the Wilderness Next to Impossible

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How To Stay Alive In The Woods is a practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors.
Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening guide reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make identification simple), how to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and signal for help. Detailed illustrations and ...
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Overview

How To Stay Alive In The Woods is a practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors.
Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening guide reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make identification simple), how to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and signal for help. Detailed illustrations and expanded instructions, newly commissioned for this deluxe edition, offer crucial information at a glance, making How to Stay Alive in the Woods truly a lifesaver. A sturdy, durable rubber cover with Dayglo type protects this must-have from the elements.

Camping enthusiasts, hunters, and even the occasional hiker will benefit from this all-inclusive guide to the woods which offers tips on finding food, water, and shelter, and reveals fascinating secrets of the wilderness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684831015
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 3/2/1998
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 140,585
  • Product dimensions: 4.19 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Sustenance 8
1 Every Necessity is Free 11
2 Living Off The Country 13
3 Science Of Staying Alive 25
Edible Vegetation Identification Guide 33
4 Go and Get It 65
5 Always A Way 83
6 No Dishes To Wash 99
7 Thirst 109
Pt. 2 Warmth 126
8 Facts of Lighting Fires 129
9 Speaking Of Warmth 139
10 Shelter For The Making 149
11 Wilderness Homes 157
12 Choice of Clothing 167
13 Keeping Covered 179
Pt. 3 Orientation 190
14 Staying Found 190
15 Knowing Where You Are 205
16 Afoot in Big Country 219
17 Camping and Signaling 223
18 Getting Out By Yourself 237
Pt. 4 Safety 248
19 Keeping Out Of Trouble 251
20 Getting Out Of Trouble 265
21 Emergency Aid 277
22 Backwoods Medicine 285
23 Survival Kit 297
24 Being Ready 303
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  • Posted January 22, 2009

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    How To Stay Alive In The Woods Review

    This book is very informative and descriptive of surviving in the wilderness. I have learned some new tactics and ways to do things. Overall it is worth buying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2003

    Tips for Survival

    You are stranded in the woods, alone and scared. Bradford Angier¿s "How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere" very well may save your life. Throughout the book, Angier gives important information which is also quite interesting. He covers main topics which are the focal point if each chapter. Most ideas and tactics are generally understandable, although the illustrations are downright ridiculous at times. The moments that leave you thinking ¿that was a brilliant idea¿ are often interrupted with common sense tips that make you wonder what age group the book is intended for. Detailed explanations of practical knowledge draw attention from several parts of the book, which results in numerous low points. In conclusion, this book makes for a decent read, but lacks the qualities which would make it a book that you would like to own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2001

    Hard to follow

    The information isn't bad, but the style of writing makes the book very hard to follow. Also it doesn't go into detail about any of the physical parts of survival, just skims over them quickly. There is a big emphasis placed on mental attitude.

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    Posted November 22, 2008

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