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Complete outdoors encyclopedia : camping, fishing, hunting, boating, wilderness survival, first aid
Sparano, Vin T., author.
Personal Author:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Universe, 2014.

Physical Description:
640 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Overview: The ultimate do-it-yourself guide for the outdoors enthusiast, completely updated for today's outdoorsman and now in full color. This latest (fifth) edition of the award-winning Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia will again prove to be the most effective outdoor skills instruction book ever published. This monumental guide to the outdoors is produced for the first time in full color, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and 1,000 diagrams and illustrations. Totally revised and updated, this indispensable resource offers in-depth coverage of hunting, shooting, fishing, camping, boating, survival, first aid, bow hunting, and species profiles of game animals, birds, fish, and sporting dogs. This book is a must-have reference guide for both novice and experienced sportsmen as well as any person planning to learn outdoor skills. To broaden the scope of this established reference work, author Vin T. Sparano has compiled brand-new sections on wilderness survival, all-terrain vehicles, and boating. He has included new information on GPS and increased focus on specialty sections such as fly fishing, sporting clays, backpacking, nutrition, and first-aid breakthroughs for outdoors emergencies. Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia clearly explains and illustrates the latest technologies and trends in the outdoors.
General Note:
Subtitle from cover.

Includes index.
Preface -- Hunting And Shooting: -- Rifle actions -- Rifle stocks -- Rifle barrels -- Cartridges -- Cartridge selection Ballistics -- Rifle sights -- Rifle accessories -- Hunting/competition shooting -- Shotgun actions -- Gauge and shot size -- Shotgun barrel and choke -- Shotgun stocks -- Shot shell selection and ballistics -- Trapshooting -- Skeet shooting -- Clay target games -- Handgun actions -- Selecting the handgun -- Shooting the handgun -- Hand loading -- From field to table -- Game Animals And Birds: -- Big game animals -- Small game animals -- Predators -- Upland game birds -- Waterfowl -- Shorebirds -- Fishing: -- Spinning -- Fly fishing -- Bait casting -- Spin casting -- Conventional tackle for saltwater trolling and casting -- How to set drag -- Ice fishing -- Lines -- Taper design: the key to casting performance -- Fishhooks -- Artificial lures -- Tying flies and bugs -- Natural freshwater baits -- Natural saltwater baits -- How to catch bait and keep it fresh -- Terminal-rig accessories -- Knots -- Avoiding line twist -- Care and repair of fishing tackle -- Estimating fish weight -- Field care and dressing of fish -- Water temperature and fish -- Game Fish: -- Freshwater species -- Saltwater species -- Camping: -- Tents -- Recreational vehicles -- Camp bedding -- Footgear -- Camp clothing -- Camp stoves and heaters -- Camp lighting -- Camp cook kits -- Camp tools -- Backpacks -- Ropes and knots -- Campfires -- Camp foods and menus -- Survival: -- Planning ahead -- Preparing a survival kit -- Sustenance -- Medical care -- Fire -- Shelter and personal protection -- Rescue -- Surviving the cold -- Surviving the heat -- Dealing with dangerous water -- Path finding the easy way -- Boating: -- Hull design -- Boat construction -- Marine motors -- Boats for fishing -- Boats for hunting -- Boats for camping -- Boating electronics -- Anchors, moorings, and ropes -- Preparing for winter storage -- Preparing for spring launching -- Boat trailers -- Safe boating -- Personal watercraft -- Archery And Bow Hunting: -- Types of bows -- Bow selection and care -- Arrows -- Bowstrings -- Archery accessories -- How to shoot -- Bow hunting -- Bow fishing -- Hunting Dogs: -- Pointers -- Flushing dogs -- Retrievers -- Hounds -- First Aid: -- Emergency medical treatment -- Bites and poisonous plants -- Burns -- Surviving heat and cold -- Dislocations, sprains, and fractures -- Other injuries -- Illness -- First-aid kit -- Index -- Acknowledgments -- Photo credits -- About the author.
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