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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 ...

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Overview

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.

Text and photographs outline the necessary skills for surviving in the wild including making a shelter, finding food, and effectively using natural resources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671472887
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 4/17/1976
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2002

    Exceptional

    It has alot you need to know about surviving in treachorus outdoors and mother natures suprises

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2000

    This got me hooked!

    Be carefull because after you read this book you will never look at a tree, rock, or landscape the same again. I read this book and ever since, nature has consumed my life more and more each day, very very excellent compilation of skills

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2000

    Great book to take camping

    I thought it was one of the best outdoor subject book I have ever read.

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