Outdoor Survival Bible

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Overview

Whether you're an accomplished adventurer or new to exploring the wilderness, and whether you're traveling alone or as part of a group, The Outdoor Survival Bible will provide you with all the essential support for your expedition, whether on dry land or at sea. It contains all of the techniques, diagrams, instructions, and advice needed to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience in the great outdoors.

Each chapter shows you how to prepare for or deal with a specific situation, including:

Getting Stuck: How to cope with bad weather, travel in the dark, and negotiate difficult terrain.

Getting Lost: What to do if you lose your bearings, and how to navigate without the aid of a map or compass.

Getting Hurt: A host of tips and advice for dealing with injuries both major and minor.

Getting Food: Where to forage for food and how to collect and purify water in all types of environment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785827870
  • Publisher: Book Sales, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/15/2011
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Beattie is a professional writer and life-long camper and angler. He has written numerous titles on a wide range of outdoor activities, including: The Pocket Survival Guide, The Campsite Companion: All You Need to Know for Life in the Great Outdoors, The Boating Companion: All You Need to Know for Life on the Open Water, and The Fishing Handbook (published in the UK as 101 Golden Rules of Fishing). All have been published internationally and translated into several languages. He lives with his wife and children in the seaside city of Brighton, England.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 8

1 Getting Ready 10

First Thoughts 12

What to Wear 14

The Layering System 15

Footwear 16

Accessories 17

Backpacks 18

A Good Night's Sleep 19

Under Cover 20

Round the Campfire 21

Your Medical Kit 22

Your Outdoor Kit 24

Navigation 26

You Versus the Weather 27

2 Getting Going 28

Solo Camping 30

What Makes a Map? 31

Your Map and Compass 32

Show Some Respect 34

Basic Trail Etiquette 35

Leave No Trace 36

Pacing Yourself 38

3 Getting Stuck 40

Watching the Weather 42

Watch Out! 44

Lightning 45

Terrain 46

Other Hazards 47

Moving in the Dark 48

4 Getting Lost 50

How Not to Get Lost 52

Trails and Trail Blazes 53

The S.T.O.P Principle 54

First Response 55

How to Find Yourself Again 56

No Map, No Compass 58

How Search-and-Rescue Teams Work 60

If You Must Move 62

5 Getting Hurt 64

Why Do People Get Hurt? 66

Blisters and How to Avoid Them 67

Cramp and How to Avoid It 68

Bites and Stings 69

Bruises and Cuts 70

Burns 71

Hypothermia 72

Dehydration 74

Adult CPR 76

Fractures and Breaks 78

Bleeding 80

More Serious Wounds 82

Slings 83

Animals 84

6 Getting Shelter 88

First Thoughts 90

Choosing a Good Campsite 91

Setting Up Camp 92

The Poncho Shelter 93

Tarp Camping 94

Natural Shelters 96

Building a Better Shelter 98

Useful Knots 100

7 Getting Warm 104

Where to Put the Fire 106

What if I Can't Light a Fire? 107

What Makes a Fire? 108

Types of Fire 110

Lighting a Fire 112

Lighting a Fire without Matches 114

Other Ways to Light a Fire 116

8 Getting Food 118

Foraging 120

Fishing 121

How to Find Water 122

Collecting Water 124

Purifying Water 126

9 Getting Wet 128

First Thoughts 130

Radio for Help 131

Vessel Safety Check 132

Running Aground 136

Capsizing 137

Sinking 138

Fire Onboard 139

Person Overboard 140

Carbon Monoxide 141

Mechanical Trouble 142

Celestial Navigation 144

Storing Rope 146

The Beaufort Scale 147

10 Getting Help 148

First Thoughts 150

Preparing for Rescue 151

Signs for Help 152

Other Ways to Attract Attention 154

Distress Signals at Sea 156

Quick Reference 158

Maritime Radio Stations 172

Glossary 174

Air-to-Ground Signals 178

Conversion Tables 179

Animal Tracks 180

Index 182

Notes and Observations 186

Important Contact Numbers 192

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