Build the Perfect Bug Out Survival Skills: Your Guide to Emergency Wilderness Survival

Build the Perfect Bug Out Survival Skills: Your Guide to Emergency Wilderness Survival

by Creek Stewart


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440340130
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 02/25/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 213,754
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Creek Stewart is the author of Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag, The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide, Build the Perfect Bug Out Vehicle, and Build the Perfect Bug Out Survival Skills. Creek regularly publishes articles relating to disaster preparedness in numerous magazines. He owns and is Lead Instructor at Willow Haven Outdoor--a survival, preparedness and bushcraft school located in central Indiana. Creek specializes in disaster preparedness and has consulted with individuals, corporations, non-profits and government agencies all over the United States about a myriad of preparedness-related subjects, projects and initiatives. He has been featured on Fox & Friends and is host of Fat Guys in the Woods on the Weather Channel.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Bug Out Survival Mentality 10

Survivors Have Goals

Survivors Are Brave

Survivors Are Positive Thinkers

Survivors Don't Give Up

Survivors Form Alliances

Survivors Adapt and Improvise

Survivors Prepare in Advance

Survivors Live for What They Love

Chapter 2 Bug Out Survival Shelter Skills 16

Choosing Your Shelter

The Cold Ground Will Kill You

Canopy Shelters

Shelter Designs Using Natural Components

Chapter 3 Bug Out Water Skills 46

Let Nature Be Your Guide

Biological Threats in Water

Water That Needs to Be Purified

Water Purification Methods

Water That Doesn't Need to Be Purified

Water From Plants and Trees


Chapter 4 Survival Fire 70

Uses For Fire

Fire Components

From Ember to Flame

Primitive Fire Building

Four Fire Lays for Survival

Carrying Fire

Chapter 2 Indispensable Tools of a Survivor 106

Survival Knife

Scavenging for Cutting Tools

Improvised Cutting Tools

Sharp Rocks

Large-Wood Processing



Chapter 6 Survival Hunting and Gathering 142

Wild Edible Plants

Hunting, Trapping, Birding, and Fishing

Hunting and Trapping Tools

Field Dressing

Field-Expedient Cooking Tips

Chapter 7 Build a Last Ditch Kit 196

Because You Just Never Know

Last Ditch Kit

Chapter 8 Conclusion: Let Fun Trump Worry 204

Now It's Your Turn

You'll Never Be Done

My Next Project: The Noncon Pack

Appendix: Survival Kit Resources 210

Index 214

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