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The Poket Survival Guide: The Ultimate Guide for Short-Term Survival

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J. Wayne Fears has experienced survival, both as survivor and as a search and rescue official. He was extensively trained in survival skills by the U. s. Army and Air Force. As a wildlife professional, part of his job involved search & rescue, especially for missing hunters. He has taught survival classes for various organizations and his book "The Complete Book of Outdoor Survival" is considered the bible of North American survival.
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Overview

J. Wayne Fears has experienced survival, both as survivor and as a search and rescue official. He was extensively trained in survival skills by the U. s. Army and Air Force. As a wildlife professional, part of his job involved search & rescue, especially for missing hunters. He has taught survival classes for various organizations and his book "The Complete Book of Outdoor Survival" is considered the bible of North American survival.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883173053
  • Publisher: Stoeger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Survival Is Usually an Unplanned Night in the Woods 10
Survival Training Pays 13
How to Use This Little Book 15
Chapter 1 Modern Search & Rescue Works for You 18
Here Is How It Works 19
Chapter 2 Before You Go 24
Sample Trip Plan 26
Chapter 3 Assemble Your Own Survival Kit 28
Suggested Items for the Personal Survival Kit 30
Pocket First-Aid Kit 35
Chapter 4 Equip Yourself for Local Weather Conditions 38
Dress for the Unexpected 40
Chapter 5 You Are in Trouble--STOP! 42
Chapter 6 Prepare Your Signals 47
Signal Mirror 49
Police Whistle 52
Fire 53
Flashlight 54
Bright Clothing & Equipment 54
Ground-to-Air Signals 55
Gunshots 57
Chapter 7 Construct a Shelter 58
Tube Tent 62
Lean-To 64
Space Blanket 65
Natural Shelters 65
Snow Shelters 67
Chapter 8 Build a Survival Fire 70
Steps to Building a Fire 74
Chapter 9 Sleeping Warm 77
Chapter 10 Dealing with Insects 83
Mosquitoes 84
Black Flies 85
When There Is No Repellent 90
Ticks 91
Chapter 11 Making Water Safe for Drinking 92
Chapter 12 Food--Not a Necessity 100
Edible Wild Plants 101
Wild Plant Edibility Test 102
Edible Wild Animals 104
Chapter 13 Avoid Hypothermia 106
Wind Chill Chart 109
Chapter 14 Dealing with Fear 112
Controlling Fear 116
Chapter 15 Will to Live 117
Chapter 16 When a Member of Your Group Is Missing 118
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