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Wilderness Survival Handbook: Primitive Skills for Short-Term Survival and Long-Term Comfort

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An essential guide to everything you need to stay sheltered, fed, healthy, and safe in the backcountry

Organized around the six essentials of survival (shelter, water, food, fire, comfort and health, and navigation), Wilderness Survival Handbook covers 100 skills and techniques, including preserving fire, building pit shelters, toolmaking, stoneboiling cookery, and trapping
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Paperback, 266 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by McGraw-Hill (first published 2010)
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Kevin
Aug 16, 2016 Kevin rated it it was ok
I only read the first section meant for people in short-term survival situations (such as being stuck in the middle of the woods with no ability to contact people). It was okay. There are a few good things here but I think most of it will be familiar to people who spend time in the outdoors. And what might be new doesn't go into a whole lot of depth, so it probably won't be able to teach you a whole lot. Additionally, it's written more in a prose format than as a skills book, which makes it poor ...more
Leah W-F
Aug 23, 2011 Leah W-F rated it liked it
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Should society crumble, I shall be much more prepared. Should I become lost in the woods, I will be much less likely to turn into a Perished. The skills to be starting fires and making cordage at every appropriate moment.

Sample: For emergency lost-in-the-woods-ness, cotton balls smothered in vaseline kept in a waterproof containter make great fire lighters. For long-term forming-civilization-anew-ness, among the coal making techniques described is a pump made from sticks, rocks, and cordage. Bo
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Martin Hainsworth
Jan 23, 2011 Martin Hainsworth rated it it was amazing
Tons of detail that add some good new perspective to common skills and some stuff too. The first bit is about short term, and the then the rest is all about long term wilderness living. Lots of great little stories mixed in throughout the whole book. Worth getting.
Lori
Nov 29, 2010 Lori marked it as on-hold
I'm going to come back to this one in the spring. I'm juggling too many library due dates at the moment. I've enjoyed it so far.
torque
Mar 18, 2013 torque rated it it was amazing
One of the more interesting survival books I've read as it focuses more on primitive techniques. I would like to learn more and put it to practice.
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