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How to stay alive in the woods : a complete guide to food, shelter, and self-preservation-- anywhere
Angier, Bradford.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, [2001]

Physical Description:
315 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Living off the country. 1956.
Format :


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GV200.5 .A662 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A practical and indispensable guide for anyone venturing into the outdoors and backcountry, this classic resource by wilderness expert Branford Angier is packed with illustrated core survival skills and timeless advice.
Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this useful manual reveals time-tested outdoor skills, including how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make identification simple), how to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and signal for help.
Pioneering survivalist Bradefore Angier helps you master the great outdoors without modern gear. Detailed illustrations and clear instructions offer crucial information at a glance, making How to Stay Alive in the Woods is truly a lifesaver.

Author Notes

Bradford Angier is a seasoned outdoorsman who has lived in many types of wilderness. He is the author of many books on the outdoors, including At Home in the Wilderness, Wilderness Cookery and The Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Sustenancep. 8
1 Every Necessity is Freep. 11
2 Living Off The Countryp. 13
3 Science Of Staying Alivep. 25
Edible Vegetation Identification Guidep. 33
4 Go and Get Itp. 65
5 Always A Wayp. 83
6 No Dishes To Washp. 99
7 Thirstp. 109
Part 2 Warmthp. 126
8 Facts of Lighting Firesp. 129
9 Speaking Of Warmthp. 139
10 Shelter For The Makingp. 149
11 Wilderness Homesp. 157
12 Choice of Clothingp. 167
13 Keeping Coveredp. 179
Part 3 Orientationp. 190
14 Staying Foundp. 193
15 Knowing Where You Arep. 205
16 Afoot In Big Countryp. 219
17 Camping and Signalingp. 223
18 Getting Out By Yourselfp. 237
Part 4 Safetyp. 248
19 Keeping Out Of Troublep. 251
20 Getting Out Of Troublep. 265
21 Emergency Aidp. 277
22 Backwoods Medicinep. 285
23 Survival Kitp. 297
24 Being Readyp. 303