Urban Survival Guide (Outdoor Life)

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Do you know what to do if someone tries to hijack your car? Break into your home? Assault you with a weapon? You’d better. Luckily, the Urban Survival Manual from Outdoor Life magazine will equip you to prevail over any bad guy and bad situation. From gun safety to self-defense moves, from automotive know-how to home-fire prevention, this tough guide has you covered.

This hands-on guide to making it out of modern conflicts is jam-packed with ...

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Overview

Do you know what to do if someone tries to hijack your car? Break into your home? Assault you with a weapon? You’d better. Luckily, the Urban Survival Manual from Outdoor Life magazine will equip you to prevail over any bad guy and bad situation. From gun safety to self-defense moves, from automotive know-how to home-fire prevention, this tough guide has you covered.

This hands-on guide to making it out of modern conflicts is jam-packed with crucial survival tips and tricks for today’s urban life.
Readers will learn how to discern is someone is armed, throw a proper punch, foil a pickpocket, escape kidnappers, repel
modern-day pirates, prevail in a raging riot, shoot a gun correctly, and improvise weapons. This how-to manual also
includes informative, surprising statistics on likely crimes and dangerous situations, as well as first-hand, real-life accounts of
perilous scenarios and what you can learn from them. Throughout the book, lively photographs pique interest and helpful
illustrations guide readers to urban survivalist master status.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616284589
  • Publisher: Weldon Owen
  • Publication date: 10/23/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 615,486
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

When it comes to survival, Rich Johnson has decades of experience. In the military, he was a paratrooper and demolition sergeant for the US Army Special Forces. In civilian life, he served as a Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor, and was an EMT and a fire fighter for a volunteer fire and ambulance department. In his off hours, he has excelled as an advanced SCUBA diver, a sailor, and a backcountry skier. He specializes in urban survival, emergency preparedness, and primitive living techniques, and spent a year surviving in the desert wilderness with his wife and small children—part of which involved living in a cave and eating bugs (or anything else that moved). He’s written extensively on survival topics for Outdoor Life and is the author of Rich Johnson’s Guide to Wilderness Survival.

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Table of Contents

Intro Rich Johnson

Survival Strategies

1 Assemble a Home Survival Kit

2 Stock an Office BOB

3 Gear Up with a To-Go BOB

4 Make a Kit in a Can

5 Stop Bleeding

6 Disinfect a Wound

7 Build a First-Aid Kit

8 Bandage a Wound

9 Deal with Blood Loss

10 Immobilize an Arm Injury

11 Make a Splint

12 Set a Bone

13 Save with CPR

14 Perform the Heimlich Maneuver

15 Fake a Sling

16 Identify and Treat Burns

17 Treat for Shock

18 Sense Your Surroundings

19 Foil a Pickpocket

20 I Create a Survival Gear Keychain

21 Drop a Decoy Wallet

22 Hit Where It Counts

23 Defend with Pepper Spray

24 Find Pepper Spray Alternates

25 Make a Serious Fist

26 Master Basic Fighting Technique

27 Clutch a Roll of Quarters

28 Defend Yourself with Your Keys

29 Disarm an Attacker

30 Handle an Intruder

31 Secure Your Home

32 Figure Out If Someone Is Armed

33 Conceal a Weapon

34 Improvise a Weapon

35 Wield a Tactical Flashlight

36 Stash Valuables in a Book

37 Make a DIY Alarm

38 Build an Outlet Safe

39 Avoid Identity Theft

40 Pick a Lock

41 Learn If Your Home Is Bugged

42 Lose a Tail

43 Beware Common Poisons

44 Save a Poisoning Victim

45 Soak Up Poison

46 Install Smoke Detectors

47 Make Your Home Fire-Safe

48 Prevent Home Electrical Fires

49 Fight a Fire

50 Use a Fire Extinguisher

51 Escape a Burning House

52 Stock Fire Safety Gear

53 Smother a Fire

54 Steer with Blown Tires

55 Deal with Brake Failure

56 Get Out of a Skid

57 Drive on Black Ice

58 Stop Hydroplaning

59 Live Through a Cliffhanger

60 Survive Cubing into the Water

61 Put Out a Car Fire

62 Pack a Lifesaver in Your Car

63 Avoid a Carjacking

64 Play It Safe in a Parking Garage

65 Signal from a Car Trunk

66 Escape from a Car Trunk

67 Outsmart Your Kidnappers

68 Free Yourself from Ropes

69 Deduce Where You're Being Held

70 Survive an Abduction

71 Live Through a Hostage-Taking

72 Take a Blow

73 Know Basic Maritime Laws

74 Safeguard Against Pirates

75 Send Out a Distress Signal

76 Repel Boarders from Your Boat

77 Get to Know the Customs

78 Hide Money in Your Clothes

79 Use the Buddy System

80 Avoid Counterfeit Cops

81 Be a Smart Traveler

82 Blend In for Safety

83 Exit a Tunnel Safely

84 Stay Safe on Mass Transit

85 Survive a Human Stampede

86 Be Alert to the Risk of Terrorism

87 Prevail in a Riot

88 Know the Weapons of a Mob

89 Deal with Tear Gas

90 Evade IEDs

91 Escape a Dirty Bomb

92 Avoid Sniper Fire

93 Slip Past Enemy Forces

94 Survive a Workplace Shooting

95 Stock Your Gun Safe

96 Clean a Firearm

97 Lockup Your Weapons

98 Shoot with the Proper Stance

99 Treat a Powder Burn

100 Deal with a Gunshot Wound

101 Help Someone Who Has Been Impaled

102 Silence Your Gun

103 Modify Your Shotgun

104 Make the Most of a Shotgun Shell

105 Shoot a Crossbow

106 Sharpen n Knife

107 Pick Your Blade

108 Throw a Knife

109 Build a Better Bola

110 Make a Shank

111 Make a Bow and Some Arrows

Index

Contributors

Credits and Acknowledgments

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