The Ultimate Survival Manual (Outdoor Life): 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive

The Ultimate Survival Manual (Outdoor Life): 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive

Rich Johnson

Language: English

Pages: 256

ISBN: 1616282185

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Whether you’re lost in the woods, facing an armed insurrection, or preparing for a hurricane, the experts at Outdoor Life magazine are the people you want on your side. This book is the one you need if you want to protect your family, save yourself, and prevail over any danger.

Your Go-To Guide for Surviving Anything

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You're lost in the woods without food or water. Confronted by an armed assailant in the dead of night. Forced to outrun a deadly tornado. Don't worry - The Ultimate Survival Manual has you covered.

Out in the Wild From navigating with a compass to fending off a mountain lion, learn to prevail in the forests, deserts, and open oceans like an expert outdoorsman.

During a Disaster Whether it's a towering tsunami or a blazing wildfire, bad things happen every day. Know what to do when the going gets tough.

In an Urban Crisis Arm yourself with the latest self-defense moves, weapons tips, and home-protection tactics, plus crucial strategies for handling bad guys and bad situations at home and abroad.

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You can use fire as an effective cry for help. Build a signal fire in a location that’s open and elevated so that both the smoke and the light are visible. THINK ABOUT CONTRAST Almost all natural fire fuel (vegetation) produces white smoke. If the weather’s cloudy or foggy, no one will notice your white signal. Throw a few ounces of cooking oil, brake fluid, or any other oily substance into the fire to produce black smoke, which is much more noticeable. PREVENT RUNAWAY FIRES The middle of dry

of wood Bit of polystyrene foam Boat fender (aka “bumper”) Crab pot or shrimp trap buoy Fishing-net float Plastic garbage sack that you fill with air A bucket that you can turn over to trap air inside A fuel tank Empty jerry can Plastic bottle that you empty and fill with air 116 Beat Hypothermia in the Water Water cools us down—sometimes in ways that are hazardous to our health. Even in tropical “warm” water, you’ll eventually suffer hypothermia if you stay in too long. Follow

Tracks Car versus train never works out well—especially for the car. So never stop a vehicle on railroad tracks, and never race a train to the crossing. Play the lotto instead: You have a better chance of winning. If, for some reason, your vehicle gets stuck on the tracks when no train is coming, go ahead and try to push or tow it off. Enlist help for this. If you get any hint that even a distant train is on the way, is there anything to gain by staying? Let me answer that one for you: Nope!

a solid base to brace your gate closed. Use sturdy metal poles, and your entrance is that much more secure. LIVE SUSTAINABLY If you want to survive, it’s all about living on your own for the long haul. Plant a garden and compost everything. A stand of fruit trees can provide vitamins year-round if you preserve what you don’t eat right away. Windmills and solar cells generate electricity, and a barn houses animals. Keep your wells clean, store wood for both heat and cooking, and place a cesspool

where you’re staying. Don’t carry large quantities of cash or expensive jewelry, and don’t keep all your valuables or currency together in one place. Any valuables you absolutely have to bring along should be stored in the hotel or room safe-deposit box, if possible. Report any suspicious persons or activities to hotel management. If you’re traveling off the grid, invest in a trustworthy travel guide. RICH SAYS “Carry whatever emergency gear your mode of travel will permit. Always keep

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