Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival

Author: Tom Brown,Brandt Morgan

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425105726

Category: Nature

Page: 287

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Here, in one essential volume, are the basics of wilderness survival. The most ancient and important skills, preserved for generations, are presented in a simple, easy-to-use format with clear illustrations and instructions. A complete must-have companion to the great outdoors. * How to build natural shelters in plains, woods, or deserts * How to get safe drinking water from plants, trees, the sun, or Earth Herself * How to make fire without matches and maintain it in any weather * How to find, stalk, kill, and prepare animals for food * The "big four" edible plants, and hundreds of others useful for both nutrition and medicine

Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking

Author: Tom Brown,Brandt Morgan

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425099667

Category: Gardening

Page: 282

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America's most popular nature reference books, Tom Brown's bestselling field guides are specially designed for both beginners and experienced explorers. Fully illustrated and comprehensive, each volume includes practical information, time-tested nature skills, and exciting new ways to rediscover the earth around us. Utilizing the ancient lore of Native Americans, Tom Brown passes on a timeless tradition that connects humankind to the earth. This unique volume teaches us the basics of sight, smell, and taste; it shows us how to become one with nature and how to receive all the signs and signals of the multitude of living creatures with whom we share the beauty and bounty of the wilderness.

Tom Brown's Field Guide to Living With the Earth

Author: Tom Brown, Jr.,Brandt Morgan

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 252

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In the fourth book in his bestselling survival series, master tracker and outdoorsman Tom Brown, Jr. goes beyond survival and unlocks his personal storehouse of experience to share the secrets of adaptation, the single most important survival skill. Includes details on: How to construct your own superbly functional "Earthshelter" in any environment, in any season, with any materials How to make your own tools, weapons, furniture, clothing, utensils, even works of art, from materials plentiful in the wilderness How to use the plants, animals, and earth around you to nurture you both physically and spiritually, as so-called "primitive peoples" have done since the dawn of time.

Feuer, Flamme, Glut und Zunder

Author: Rainer Schall

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440166066

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Offenes Feuer, besonders ein Lagerfeuer unter freiem Himmel, ist Faszination pur. Und in der Wildnis bedeutet es Wärme, Essen und Überleben. Outdoor- und Survivalexperte Rainer Schall kennt alle alten Techniken des Feuermachens, wie Feuerschlagen oder Feuerbohren, und weiß als erfahrener Kursleiter, wie man sie Schritt für Schritt erfolgreich vermittelt. Welche Materialien brauche ich? Wo finde ich geeigneten Zunder? Und was ist in puncto Sicherheit zu beachten? Außerdem enthält sein Ratgeber jede Menge zündende Ideen für das Outdoor-Kochen mit Wildpflanzen, selbstgemachtes Essgeschirr und stimmungsvolle Feuerrituale. Ein innovativer Ratgeber mit vielen Fotos und praktischen Anleitungen, der jeden Outdoor-Fan begeistern wird.

Winter in the Wilderness

A Field Guide to Primitive Survival Skills

Author: Dave Hall,Jon Ulrich

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501701142

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Camping or backpacking in winter is appealing for many who enjoy the serenity of wilderness settings without the crowds and bustle of the summer season. But as rewarding as they can be, these outings require special preparation and a different set of skills than are necessary at other times of the year. Snowfall can quickly cover one's tracks and make orientation difficult. Hypothermia is insidious, and rapidly changing weather conditions can become treacherous, even life-threatening. In addition to those who are exploring the outdoors recreationally, there are also those who find themselves in unexpected winter survival situations. Each year, people become stranded in wilderness areas, and in most cases they are not equipped to face the challenge of spending an indefinite amount of time outside. Without sufficient gear or knowledge of how to improvise without it, injury or death is often the result. The development of some basic skills, however, can help avert such unfortunate outcomes. As the founder of the renowned nature awareness program Primitive Pursuits, Dave Hall has been practicing survival skills for more than twenty years and has amassed a comprehensive understanding of winter survival. By refining these skills, Dave has reached a point of understanding that is without peer. Through detailed explanations, illustrations, and personal anecdotes, Winter in the Wilderness imparts Dave's knowledge to readers, who will learn to meet their most basic needs: making fire, creating shelter, obtaining safe drinking water, navigating terrain, and procuring sustenance. Winter in the Wilderness is a handbook for those who want to explore cold-weather camping and those who might find themselves in need of this critical information during an unexpected winter’s night out. Whether used for pleasure or for survival, Winter in the Wilderness emphasizes the benefits of enriching and deepening our connection with the outdoors.

Tools for Survival

What You Need to Survive When You're on Your Own

Author: James Wesley, Rawles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698196953

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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Essential survival advice from the world’s preeminent expert in preparedness In his earlier bestselling nonfiction book, How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, James Wesley, Rawles, outlined the foundations for survivalist living. Now, he details the tools needed to survive anything from a short-term disruption to a long-term, grid-down scenario. Rawles covers tools for every aspect of self sufficient living, including: • Food Preservation and Cooking • Welding and Blacksmithing • Timber, Firewood, and Lumber • Firefighting Field-tested and comprehensive, Tools for Survival is certain to become a must-have reference for the burgeoning survivalist/prepper movement. Praise for James Wesley, Rawles: “An amazingly gifted author.” —Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Well-written and informative, and speaks with an honesty and bluntness often missing from the policy prognotications of the political elite.” —The New American

Tom Brown's Field Guide to City and Suburban Survival

Author: Tom Brown,Brandt Morgan

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425091722

Category: Nature

Page: 266

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Today most Americans live in the city or suburbs--a safe, comfortable life, at least on the surface. Few of us realize how close we are to the elemental struggle for survival, until disaster strikes. Yet it is possible to be prepared. In this uniquely practical handbook, Tom Brown, Jr. gives you the specific skills and detailed knowledge you need to protect yourself and those you love in almost any emergency. * Alternative heat and light sources * Preventing and coping with electrical failure * Automobile survival techniques * Protecting your home from intruders * Unconventional food sources for the city dweller * Surviving earthquakes, floods, blizzards, hurricanes, and more * Guarding against urban crime

Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Author: Tom Brown

Publisher: Berkley Trade

ISBN: 9780425100639

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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For untold thousands of years, human beings have thrived on the nutritional and medicinal wealth of the plant life in the natural world. In these fascinating, wide-ranging, wonderfully informative stories, Tom Brown--director of the world-famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School--tells all about the uncommon benefits of the common trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants we find all around us. This indispensible guide includes information on: How to use every part of the plant--leaves, flowers, bark, bulbs, and roots Where to find useful plants, and the best time of the year and stages of growth to harvest them How to prepare delicious food dishes, soups, breads and teas from the riches of the great outdoors An incredible range of experience-proven medicinal uses to treat headaches, burns, digestive disorders, skin problems, and a host of other maladies

Emergency Survival

A Pocket Guide : Quick Information for Outdoor Safety

Author: Christopher Van Tilburg

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898867688

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 47

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Emergency Survival: A Pocket Guide offers the necessary steps to surviving a broad scope of emergency situations from broken bones, bleeding, and snakebites to heat exhaustion, frostbite, and hypothermia. A section on surviving in the wilderness offers direction on finding shelter from the cold, what to do if you get lost, procuring water and food, and building fires.

Integral Ecology

Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World

Author: Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, Ph.D.,Michael E. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824469

Category: Nature

Page: 832

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Today there is a bewildering diversity of views on ecology and the natural environment. With more than two hundred distinct and valuable perspectives on the natural world—and with scientists, economists, ethicists, activists, philosophers, and others often taking completely different stances on the issues—how can we come to agreement to solve our toughest environmental problems? In response to this pressing need, Integral Ecology unites valuable insights from multiple perspectives into a comprehensive theoretical framework—one that can be put to use right now. The framework is based on Integral Theory, as well as Ken Wilber’s AQAL model, and is the result of over a decade of research exploring the myriad perspectives on ecology available to us today and their respective methodologies. Dozens of real-life applications and examples of this framework currently in use are examined, including three in-depth case studies: work with marine fisheries in Hawai’i, strategies of eco-activists to protect Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest, and a study of community development in El Salvador. In addition, eighteen personal practices of transformation are provided for you to increase your own integral ecological awareness. Integral Ecology provides the most sophisticated application and extension of Integral Theory available today, and as such it serves as a template for any truly integral effort.

Getting Out Alive

13 Deadly Scenarios and How Others Survived

Author: Scott B. Williams

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569759189

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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Der Ruf der Stille

Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der 27 Jahre in den Wäldern verschwand

Author: Michael Finkel

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641169240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Sehnsucht nach Stille - wie Christopher Knight 27 Jahre in der Wildnis lebte. Im Sommer 1986 begibt sich Christopher Knight auf einen Roadtrip von Massachusetts nach Maine und verschwindet in den Wäldern. 27 Jahre lang bleibt er dort, abgeschieden von der Welt, ohne menschlichen Kontakt, bis er wegen Diebstahls gefasst wird: Er hatte Essen geklaut. In einem einfachen Zelt überlebte Knight die härtesten Winter, weil er klug wie ein Eichhörnchen Vorräte gebunkert und alles darauf ausgerichtet hatte, nicht zu erfrieren. In den nahegelegenen Ferienhäusern versorgte er sich mit Lebensmitteln, Kleidung und Büchern und verstörte als unheimliches Phantom die Bewohner von North Pond. Der Journalist Michael Finkel hat das außergewöhnliche Leben des Chris Knight dokumentiert. Entstanden ist eine fesselnde Story, die den fundamentalen Fragen über ein gutes Leben nachgeht und das tief bewegende Porträt eines Mannes hinterlässt, der sich seinen Traum erfüllte: ein Leben in absoluter Stille.

Wie Navy SEALS dem Tod entrinnen

Die 100 wichtigsten Strategien der Eliteeinheit

Author: Clint Emerson

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959712480

Category: House & Home

Page: 300

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In einer Welt, die zunehmend von Krieg, Terrorismus und Kriminalität beherrscht wird, wird es immer wichtiger, sich selbst schützen und verteidigen zu können. Clint Emerson hat in seinem Bestseller die 100 wichtigsten Techniken zusammengestellt, die bei allen nur denkbaren Bedrohungsszenarien sicherstellen, dass man ungeschoren davonkommt, z.B.: ·Wie Sie einen Amoklauf überleben ·Wie Sie einen Messerkampf gewinnen ·Wie Sie Handschellen öffnen ·Wie Sie Gesichtserkennungssoftware überlisten ·Wie Sie einen Kugelschreiber in eine Waffe verwandeln ·Wie Sie ein Abseilgeschirr herstellen ·Wie Sie sich aus einem Kofferraum befreien Anhand leicht verständlicher Anleitungen und einer Vielzahl von Illustrationen, die das genaue Vorgehen illustrieren, bietet Clint Emerson effektive Taktiken zur Selbstverteidigung, Fluchtstrategien und Techniken, wie man seine Gegner außer Gefecht setzt. Ein Buch, das das überlebenswichtige Wissen der Navy SEALs alltagstauglich und leicht umsetzbar macht.