The Adventurer's Guide to the Outdoors: 100 Essential Skills for Surviving in the Wild

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Both a fun read and a true resource of more than one hundred essential wilderness skills, this book is for readers of any age who love adventure, even from the comfort of an armchair. In a world of technological gadgets like GPS, there is an increased sense of nostalgia and thirst for true practical and survival skills. Whether as a launchpad for daydreaming or a resource of practical knowledge for a real-life adventure, The Adventurer’s Guide to the Outdoors serves as the perfect starting point. This book ...
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Overview

Both a fun read and a true resource of more than one hundred essential wilderness skills, this book is for readers of any age who love adventure, even from the comfort of an armchair. In a world of technological gadgets like GPS, there is an increased sense of nostalgia and thirst for true practical and survival skills. Whether as a launchpad for daydreaming or a resource of practical knowledge for a real-life adventure, The Adventurer’s Guide to the Outdoors serves as the perfect starting point. This book features more than 100 practical skills, including how to: tell time by the sun; build a raft; catch and cook a rabbit; navigate by the stars; build a shelter; cook on an open fire; purify water; and survive on a mountain. The entries are written by a panel of international writers who are authorities in the fields of general outdoors living and survival. Illustrated with timeless line drawings, this handsome volume will bring a smile to the face of any nine- or ninety-year-old, and prepare the reader for any situation with the know-how to use any tool, and to survive.
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"Perfect gift for the dad who would rather be camping—With a traditional approach in terms of presentation, this outdoor guide neatly compiles a number of outdoor survival skills, packaging them together with line-drawn illustrations. With tips on how to tell time by using the sun, building a raft, and purifying water, this book is sure to appease dad's inner-outdoorsman.” ~Complex City Guide

“Even if you've been reading on iPads, iPhones, and other devices, you need to touch, handle, and turn the pages of this book. For all those with holiday lists, your problem is solved. Give this book to a hiker, trail maintainer, historian, environmentalist, or photographer.” ~Carolina Mountain Club, Asheville, NC

“Chock full of practical advice on 100 essential skills, this is one handbook that any outdoors minded person would enjoy and treasure. If you're looking for a hardcore survivalist guide, this is not the book for you. But this resourceful book will definitely provide most people with a basic knowledge of practical outdoor skills for a wide variety of situations. If you enjoy the great outdoors, the wilderness or adventure, then this book is for you! It is packed full of advice and no matter how experienced you are in the great outdoors, this book will probably share something with you that you'll find useful. Youngsters just discovering the great outdoors will delight in this book and it will benefit them for years to come. Adults will surely learn new things....” ~The Outdoor Blogger Network

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789324771
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 740,322
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

After years in the mainstream business world, Guy Grieve made a break for the wilderness of Alaska. He survived a solo adventure living for one year in one of the world’s last great wildernesses, which led to his book Call of the Wild: My Escape to Alaska.
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