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The complete book of outdoor survival
Fears, J. Wayne, 1938-
Personal Author:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Iola, Wis. : Krause Publications, [1999]

Physical Description:
368 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Format :


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GV200.5 .F45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
GV200.5 .F45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The popularity of outdoor activities is exploding as millions take to woodland trails, mountains, and deserts in search of adventure. But with adventure comes risk, and outdoor enthusiasts need the know-how to survive in a dangerous situation. This book offers that information. Scouts and hikers, hunters and fishermen, will take to the field with confidence carrying this book in their packs. More than 550 photographs and illustrations support topics ranging from edible plants and animals to making solar stills and smoking meat. Each chapter contains exciting real life examples of people in survival situations.

Author Notes

J. Wayne Fears lives in Heflin, Alabama, near Anniston.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Dedicationp. 3
Prefacep. 5
Chapter 1 Plan For The Unexpectedp. 8
Chapter 2 Survival And The Mindp. 18
Chapter 3 Help Is On The Wayp. 32
Chapter 4 Survival Kits And Accessoriesp. 46
Chapter 5 Signaling Techniquesp. 62
Chapter 6 The Art of Fire Makingp. 74
Chapter 7 Survival Sheltersp. 86
Chapter 8 Finding And Treating Waterp. 96
Chapter 9 Food For Survivalp. 104
Chapter 10 Edible Wild Plantsp. 108
Chapter 11 Edible Wild Animalsp. 144
Chapter 12 Backcountry Navigationp. 182
Chapter 13 Survival Medicine And Safetyp. 204
Chapter 14 Arctic Survivalp. 254
Chapter 15 Desert Survivalp. 270
Chapter 16 Big Water Survivalp. 282
Chapter 17 Swamp Survivalp. 294
Chapter 18 Mountain Survivalp. 310
Chapter 19 Strandings Can Happenp. 326
Chapter 20 Downed Aircraft Survivalp. 332
Chapter 21 Disabled Vehicle Survivalp. 340
Chapter 22 Keeping Track Of Children in Backcountryp. 350
Chapter 23 Survival Training Coursesp. 356
Appendix 1 Recommended Readingp. 362
Appendix 2 Survival Equipment Suppliersp. 365
Indexp. 367